New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Kevin of Glendalough

Saint Kevin of GlendaloughArticle

Also known as Saint Coemgen

Gaelic: fair begotten

(c.498-618) Abbot, founder of the monastery of Glendalough, Ireland. Of the royal race of Leinster, he was baptized by Saint Cronan, educated by Saint Petroc, and later embraced the monastic life. After founding his monastery he retired into solitude, returning only at the urgent entreaties of his monks. Patron of Dublin. Cult approved, 1903. Feast, 3 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Kevin of Glendalough”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2016. Web. 24 September 2021. <>