Abbot of Clonfert

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The Abbot of Clonfert was the monastic head of the abbey of Clonfert in County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded by Saint Brendan in the early sixth century. The abbots also bore the title "Comarbai Brénaind", "successor of Saint Brendan".[1]

List of abbots[edit]

Bishops of Clonfert[edit]

The following are the people at the abbey who were consecrated as bishops, though many did not hold the office of coarb or abbot.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984), Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II, New History of Ireland: Volume XI, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 245–246, ISBN 0-19-821745-5