Saint Ibar of Meath

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Iberius; date and artist unknown; Church of the Assumption, Our Lady's Island, County Wexford, Ireland; photographed on 26 September 2010 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Iberius
  • Ibhar
  • Ivor



Uncle and teacher of Saint Abban. disciple of Saint Patrick. Missionary in south Ireland with Saint Kiaran, Saint Ailbe, Saint Declan and others. Preached in Leinster and Meath. About 480 he settled at Begerin where he built an oratory and cell; his holiness attracted many would-be students. He founded Beggery Monstary on the island of Beg-Eire, and served as its abbot. Bishop of Begerin, Wexford, Ireland. Spiritual director of Saint Brigid’s convent at Kildare, Ireland.



  • c.500 of natural causes



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ibar of Meath“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 April 2012. Web. 1 December 2015. <>