Book of Saints – Senan – 8 March

statue of Saint Senan carved in Australia and now standing in parish of Doonbeg, West Clare, Ireland; artist unknown, photographer unknownArticle

(Senames) (Saint) Bishop (March 8) (6th century) Born in Maglachla (A.D. 488), Saint Senan was a disciple of Abbots Cassidus and Natalis. Having established a monastery in the Island of Inniscorthy (Leinster), he visited Rome and Gaul, and became most intimate with Saint David. He returned to Ireland and died in Iniscarra, about A.D. 560. A church near Land’s End in Cornwall is dedicated to him, though a priest associated with Saint Germanus of Auxerre, of much earlier date, may be the true Title Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Senan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 March 2017. Web. 27 January 2021. <>