Friday, 26 July 2013

Saint Furadhran, July 26


Another name on the long list of obscure Irish saints is found on July 26 - Furadhran, Bishop. He is first recorded on the earliest of the surviving Irish calendars, the Martyrology of Tallaght, as Canon O'Hanlon explains:

ST. FURADHRAN, BISHOP.

A festival, which seems referable to a very early date, has been noted by our Calendarists, in honour of Furadhran, Bishop. It is set down in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at this date. His time or place is not known. The name is entered in like manner, by Professor Eugene O'Curry, in a Manuscript Calendar of his own compilation. Also, in the Martyrology of Donegal, Furadhran, Bishop, is to be found, at the 26th of July.

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