New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Blathmac


(750855) Martyr, born Ireland; died Iona, Scotland. According to the biography by Strabo, he was of noble Irish lineage. In 824 he joined the Columban monks at Iona, and later became abbot. While celebrating Mass he was murdered by the Danes for refusing to reveal to them the shrine of Saint Columba. Feast, 19 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Blathmac”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 23 October 2020. <>