Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Declan, First Bishop of Ardmore in Ireland


He was baptized by Saint Colman, and preached the faith in that country a little before the arrival of Saint Patrick, who confirmed the episcopal see of Ardmore, in a synod at Cashel in 448. Many miracles are ascribed to Saint Declan, and he has ever been much honoured in the viscounty of Dessee, anciently Nandesi.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Declan, First Bishop of Ardmore in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2013. Web. 21 February 2019. <>