Saint Columba of Terryglass

the Twelve Apostles of Ireland receiving the blessing of Saint FinianAlso known as

  • Colum mac Crimthainn
  • Colum moccu Loigse
  • Columba of Tirdaglas
  • Columba of Tyrdaglas



Son of Crinthainn. Disciple of Saint Finnian of Clonard; administered Last Rites to Saint Finnian on his death-bed. Spiritual director of Saint Caemban, Saint Fintan, and Saint Mocumin. Founded the monastery of Tirdaglas (Terryglass) in 548, and served as its abbot. Visited Tours, France, and brought back relics of Saint Martin of Tours. One of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Columba of Terryglass“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 16 June 2021. <>