Saint Aengus the Culdee

detail of an illustration of Saint Angus from the book 'Legends of Birds and Saints' by Agnes Aubrey Hilton, 1908Also known as

  • Aengus of Clonenagh
  • Aengus of Tallaght
  • Aengus Cúldeo
  • Angus…
  • Dengus…
  • Oengo…
  • Oengus…
  • Ceile De



Hermit or culdee near the River Nore in Ireland where he was known to commune with angels. Hermit near Maryborough. Monk at Clonenagh in Ireland. His reputation for holiness attracted so many would-be students that he retired to be a lay brother at the monastery of Tallaght near Dublin, Ireland under the abbacy of Saint Maelruan. With Maelruan he wrote the Martyrology of Tallaght, a catalog of Irish saints, in 790. Wrote Felire, a poetic version of the martyrology. These works complete, he resumed life as a hermit and then a bishop.





  • Félire Óengusso
  • Martyrology of Tallaght

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aengus the Culdee“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2020. Web. 27 October 2021. <>