Maeineann of Clonfert

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Maeineann of Clonfert, Bishop of Clonfert, died 1 March 570.

Maeineann was Bishop of Clonfert during the lifetime of Brendan, who had founded it in 553. He was survived by Brendan, who died as Abbot of Clonfert in 576. Maeineann is one of the earliest bishops listed within what is now County Galway. He can be ranked as among the second or third wave of early Christians in south Connacht, after Kerrill, Conainne and Saint Connell.

His feast day is celebrated on March 1st.[1]


  1. ^ Brash, Richard (1875). The ecclesiastical architecture of Ireland, to the close of the twelfth century. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. p. 42. 

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