New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Jarlath


Bishop of Tuam, born Connaught, Ireland, c.445; died 540. He founded a college at Cloonfush near Tuam, which attracted scholars from all parts of Ireland, the most celebrated of them probably being Saint Brendan of Clonfert and Saint Colman of Cloyne. He was famous for his fasting, prayer, and mortification. Saint Jarlath’s College, Tuam, a seminary founded in 1814, was named for him. Patron of the Archdiocese of Tuam. Relics at Kilmainemore. Feast, 6 June.

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  • “Saint Jarlath”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2013. Web. 6 March 2021. <>