Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Iä


Was daughter to an Irish nobleman, and a disciple of Saint Barricus; Iä and Erwine, and many others, came out of Ireland into Cornwall, and landed at Pendinas, a stony rock and peninsula. At her request Dinan, a lord of the country, built there a church, since called Saint Iës, eighteen miles from Saint Piran’s in the Sands, on the Severn. Saint Carantoke’s is two miles above Saint Piran’s. Saint Iës stands two miles from Lannant; Saint Erth is a parish church two miles above Lannant. Saint Cua and Saint Tedy’s parishes are situated in the same part. Saint Lide’s Island, where her tomb was formerly visited by the whole country, still retains her name.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Iä”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 March 2013. Web. 19 September 2021. <>