New Catholic Dictionary – The Twelve Apostles of Erin

the Twelve Apostles of Ireland receiving the blessing of Saint FinianArticle

Irish saints of the 6th century, who studied at the school of Clonard, Meath; although not apostles, strictly speaking, they were so called by ancient Irish writers. They are said to have been: Ciaran of Saighir (Seir-Kieran), Ciaran of Clonmacnoise, Brendan of Birr, Brendan of Clonfert, Columba of Tir-da-glasl (Terryglass), Ruadhan of Lorrha, Senan of Iniscathay (Scattery Island), Columba of Iona, Mobhl of Glasnevin, Ninnidh the Saintly of Loch Erne, Lasserian mac Nadfraech, and Canice of Aghaboe.

MLA Citation

  • “The Twelve Apostles of Erin”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 December 2018. Web. 16 May 2021. <>