- Tir Eoghain
As a boy he was captured and enslaved by pirates, first to Britain, then to Brittany. Friend of Saint Tighernach. As an adult he escaped from the pirates, returned to Ireland, and became a monk. Abbot of Kilnamanagh Abbey, County Wicklow for 15 years. Retired to live as a hermit in the the Mourne valley, County Tyrone c.576; his piety attrached many would-be students. Spiritual teacher of Saint Kevin of Glendalough. First bishop of Ardstraw, Ireland c.581. He was considered its patron from the beginning; the see was moved to Derry in 1254, and Eoghan continued as a patron.
- c.618 of natural causes
- “Saint Éoghan of Ardstraw“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 February 2016. Web. 1 May 2016. <>