Saint Nathy

photograph of a stained glass window of Saint Nathy, Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland; he is depicted as a bishop; window construction date unknown, photographer unknown; swiped off the web site of the diocese of Achonry, IrelandAlso known as

  • Cromnathy
  • Cruimhthir Nathy
  • Crumther Nathy
  • Nathy Cruimthir
  • Nathy the Priest
  • Nathi….
  • Nateo….



Nothing reliable is known about his early life. Spiritual student of Saint Finnian of Clonnard. Priest. Founded a church and monastery at Achonry, Ireland. The monastery became a noted center for learning and piety. Spiritual teacher of Saint Fechin of Fobar. May have been a bishop, but records are scant and varied. Known for his personal sanctity, he spent a very long life spreading the faith.




Additional Information


The impression…which his works produced on the minds of his contemporaries has been handed down in the tribute which the successive writers that mention the name of Nathy never fail to pay to his extraordinary sanctity. Other Irish saints are noted for characteristic virtues: Columbkille, for love of churches; Finnian of Clonard, for zeal in teaching; Brendan for pious voyages; Columbanus and others, for missionary activity; but the patron of Achonry shines chiefly by preeminent sanctity. It is a great distinction. Archdeacon Terence O’Rorke, writing on Saint Nathy

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nathy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 March 2016. Web. 26 July 2016. <>