Áed Ua Forréid

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Áed Ua Forréid was Bishop of Armagh from 1032-1056.

A praise-poem in his honour, written sometime after his election and before 1042, exists in a single copy transcribed in 1628 by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh.

He may have resigned the bishopric when he became fer léigind (i.e. Lector) in 1049.

The see was not elevated to an archbishopric until well after his death, in 1106.


  • A Poem in Praise of Áodh Úa Foirréidh, Bishop of Armagh (1032-1056), Gerard Murphy, M.A., Measgra i gcuimhne Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh. Miscellany of historical and linguistic studies in honour of Brother Michael Ó Cléirigh, chief of the Four Masters, 1643–1943, ed. by Father Sylvester O'Brien, Assisi Press, Dublin, 1944, pp. 140–150.