Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Congall, Abbot in Ireland


He was abbot of Iabhnallivin, on the upper part of the lake Erne, of which parish he is titular patron. Before his death he committed the government of his monastery to his beloved disciple Saint Fegnarnach. In that territory his festival is a holy day of precept, as Colgan assures us, on the 27th of July.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Congall, Abbot in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 July 2014. Web. 24 March 2019. <>