Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Fintan, Abbot of Cluain-Ednech, in Ireland


Which Usher interprets the Ivy-Cave, in the diocess of Lethglean, in Leinster, in the sixth century. He had for disciple Saint Comgal, the founder of the abbey of Benchor, and master of Saint Columban. Colgan reckons twenty-four Irish saints of the name of Fintan; but probably several of these were the same person honoured in several places. Another Saint Fintan. surnamed Munnu, who is honoured on the 21st of October, was very famous.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Fintan, Abbot of Cluain-Ednech, in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 February 2013. Web. 27 March 2019. <>