Saint Tigernach of Clogher

Also known as

  • Tigernake
  • Tierney
  • Tierry
  • Terry



Son of Dearfraych, daughter of the Irish king Eochod, and a famous general named Corbre. Baptized by Bishop Saint Conleth of Kildare, Ireland. God-son of Saint Brigid of Ireland. Captured by pirates as a child, given to the British king, who placed him in the monastery of Rosnat. Friend of Saint Eoghan. He was a natural, and grew to be a monk whose life was exemplified by an intense love for God, and a penchant for constant work. Upon his he return to Ireland, he was made abbot of Cluanois Abbey in Monaghan. Bishop of Clogher, Ireland.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Tigernach of Clogher“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 March 2020. Web. 1 October 2020. <>