Saint Carthage the Younger

bas-relief statue of Saint Carthage the Younger; statue on the north side of the altar tomb of John and Catherine McGrathin in the nave of Saint Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland; carved in 1543; photo taken by Andreas F Borchert on 3 August 2007; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Carthage of Lismore
  • Carthage of Mochuda
  • Cartaco….
  • Carthach….
  • Carthagus….
  • Mo Chutu mac FĂ­naill
  • Mochuda….



Swineherd near Castlemaine, Ireland. Monk. Spiritual student of Saint Carthage the Elder. Priest. Hermit at Kiltallagh, Ireland in 580. He attracted would-be students, founded the monastery in Raithean in County Offaly, Ireland c.590, and served as its abbot. AbbotBishop of the Fercal district. He composed a rule for his monks. Wrote a metrical poem of 580 lines. Exiled from Raithean in 635 with 800 of his brother monks. With them he established a monastery which later became the famous school of Lismore.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Carthage the Younger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2015. Web. 6 October 2015. <>