Saint Ita of Killeedy

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Íde of Killeedy, east window or the north transept, Church of Our Lady and Saint Kieran, Ballylooby, County Tipperary, Ireland, artist unknown, date unknown; photographed on 8 September 2012 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ita of Clúaincredal
  • Ita of Hy-Connall
  • Ita of Ireland
  • Ita of Munster
  • Ita of Waterford
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Born to the Irish nobility, possibly a member of the royal family. She refused to marry, and eventually received her father‘s blessing to live a celibate life. Founded the convent at Hy Conaill, County Limerick, Ireland which attracted large numbers of nuns. Founded a school for boys in Killeedy; one of her students was Saint Brendan. Second only to Saint Brigid in popular Irish devotion. Many extravagant miracles have become associated with her including healing a man who had been decapitated, and living solely off food delivered from heaven.


  • at Drum, County Waterford, Ireland


  • c.570 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ita of Killeedy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2016. Web. 22 October 2016. <>