Saint Nennius

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

  • Nennidhius
  • Ninnidh
  • Ninnaid



Born to the Irish nobility, Ninnian was early drawn to religious life. Spiritual student of Saint Fiechus of Leinster and of Saint Finnian of Clonard. Hermit on Inis-muighe-samb in Lake Erne. His reputation for learning and personal piety attracted many spiritual students to the island.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nennius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 15 April 2021. <>