Sunday, 28 July 2013

St. Uisseoit, of Druim Uisseoit, July 28


At July 28, the Irish calendars preserve the name of a saint Uisseoit who, despite having given his name to the locality in which he flourished, cannot now be traced, as Canon O'Hanlon explains:

St. Uisseoit, of Druim Uisseoit.

We find recorded in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at the 28th of July, that veneration was given to a saint named Uisseoit. At the same date, in the Martyrology of Donegal, the name is entered as Uis-seoit, of Druim Uisseoit. Wherever this place was situated, it appears to have derived its name from the present saint. However, we cannot find any near approach to it in spelling, among the etymons of localities, in any part of Ireland.

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