Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Cormac, Bishop of Cashel and King of Munster in Ireland


He is called the son of Cuillenan, and was descended from king Engus who was baptised by Saint Patrick; and was probably the first bishop of Cashel. He is much celebrated by the Irish writers, not only for his great learning, but for his piety, charity, valour, and magnificence; and is styled by them a saint, poet, and king. He was slain in 908, fighting against Flan, king of Meath and monarch of Ireland. He wrote in Irish a history called the Psalter of Cashel, still extant in manuscript as Ware tells us; and is commemorated on this day in the Irish Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Cormac, Bishop of Cashel and King of Munster in Ireland”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2013. Web. 26 September 2020. <>