Sunday, 1 June 2014

Saint Egol of Disert Eegoilse, June 1

Among the obscure saints commemorated on the Irish calendars on the first day of June is Saint Egol, who has given his name to the locality associated with him, Disert Eegoilse. Alas, as Canon O'Hanlon explains, we have no further information about either:

St. Egol, of Disert Eegoilse.

At this date, the Martyrology of Tallagh records a festival to honour Egol, of Disert Eegoilse. Among the many Diserts or Deserts mentioned in Irish topography, we have not been able to identify the present spot.

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