Monastic School of Aran


Monastic school on the island of Aran Mor, Ireland. It was an ancient center of sanctity and learning, c.500-800. Saint Enda attracted followers thither, among them, Brendan the Navigator, Finnian of Clonard, Columcille, and Ciaran. Nearly all the Twelve Apostles of Erin visited Aran. Remains of distinct monasteries at Killeany, Kilronan, Kilmurvey, and at the Seven Churches, can now be seen side by side with the ruins of pagan architecture.

MLA Citation

  • “Monastic School of Aran”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2013. Web. 26 November 2015. <>