Friday, 7 August 2015

Saint Molocca of Tullyallen, August 7

Among the saints commemorated on the Irish calendars at August 7 is one whom Canon O'Hanlon feels is associated with a locality in County Louth. All he can tell us of Saint Molocca is the recording of his name at this date:

St. Molocca or Molacca, of Tulach-h-Olainn, or Tullyallen, County of Louth.

The name Molocca or Molacca, of Tulach-h-Olainn, is set down in the Martyrologies of Tallagh, and of Donegal, at this date. In the former of these Calendars, his place is less correctly spelled Thilaigh olaind. The place is now Tullyallen, in the County of Louth .

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