Saint Jarlath of Tuam

detail of the stained glass window depicting Saint Jarlath; date and artist unknown; Saint Benin's Church, Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland; photographed on 16 September 2010 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Iarlaith
  • Iarlath



Born to the Irish nobility. Studied under Saint Benignus. Priest. Founded a monastery and college at Cluain Fois outside Tuam, Galway, Ireland, and is considered the founder of the diocese. The school attracted scholars from all over Ireland, including Saint Brendan of Ardfert and Saint Colman of Cloyne. Abbotbishop of the monastery-school. Spiritual student of Saint Enda of Arran. Prophet.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Jarlath of Tuam“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2015. Web. 3 May 2016. <>