Twelve Apostles of Ireland

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

  • Twelve Apostles of Erin
  • Dhá Aspal Déag na hÉireann



Twelve 6th century Irish monks who studied under Saint Finian at Clonard Abbey, and then spread the faith throughout Ireland. Each has his own commemoration, but on this day they and their good work are considered and celebrated together. Though Saint Finian is sometimes included, most ancient writers list them as –


MLA Citation

  • “Twelve Apostles of Ireland“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 April 2019. Web. 3 December 2021. <>