Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Tigris


Irish saint, sister of Saint Patrick. Much obscurity attaches to her life, and she has been frequently confounded with Saint Darerca, another of the five sisters, who are treated of at length by Colgan. Saint Tigris was the mother of five sons, all of whom became bishops: Saints Loman of Trim; Munis of Forgney; Broccaid of Emlagh; Broccen of Breaghwy; and Mugenoc of All Duimi Gluin. Jocelyn credits the saint with seventeen sons and five daughters, but Tirechan and the “Tripartite Life” are preferable authorities. Her husband’s name was Gollit. The time and place of her death are uncertain.

MLA Citation

  • William Grattan-Flood. “Saint Tigris”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2018. Web. 16 May 2021. <>