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Commemorations of Saints and Others

These orders for the Commemorations in the Prayer Book originated in a request from the Liturgical Advisory Committee to its former chairman, Bishop George Simms, to produce an unofficial Irish supplement to the book The Cloud of Witnesses published in England by Collins, and he duly produced a set of notes about some of the Irish saints, mostly those with widely known church dedications, and a number of later worthies.

More information can be found in this preface

Page 22 of the Book of Common Prayer 2004 states:

A list of persons associated with dioceses of the Church in Ireland 

Some are church founders, some are reformers and re–builders, some went as missionaries to carry the Gospel to other lands. Dates are those linked with their names; some are those of the anniversary of their deaths. These are included for reference and to remind us of the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in the Church in all ages. The post Reformation ‘worthies’ included reflect the Church of Ireland’s relationship with other parts of the Anglican Communion.

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Date Name Among the cloud of Irish WitnessesWorked out services
 Jan 2

Munchin, abbot, Limerick diocese, 7th century

Munchin Munchin
 Jan 31  Edan, bishop, Ferns diocese, 632 Edan


 Feb 1   BRIGID or Brid, Abbess or Kildare. circa 525  Brigid
 Mar 5  Kieran of Seirkeiran. Ossory diocese. circa 545  Kieran of Seirkeiran 

Kieran of Seirkeiran

 Mar 17  PATRICK. 461  Patrick
 Mar 24  Macartan, bishop. Clogher diocese. circa 505  Macartan Macartan
 Apr 18  Laserian, abbot. Leighlin diocese. 639  Laserian Laserian
 Apr 27   Assicus (or Tassach) bishop. Elphin diocese. 470.  Assicus Assicus
 May 10  Comgall of Bangor, abbot. Down diocese. 602  Comgall of Bangor Comgall of Bangor
 May 14  Carthagh. Lismore diocese. 637  Carthagh Carthagh
 May 16  Brendan, “the Navigator”. Ardfert and Clonfert dioceses. 577  Brendan, “the Navigator” Brendan, “the Navigator”.
 June 3  Kevin. Glendalough diocese. 618.  Kevin Kevin
 June 6  Jarlath, Tuam diocese. circa 550 Jarlath Jarlath
 June 7  Colman, Dromore Diocese. 6th century  Colman Colman
 June 9  COLUMBA. Abbot of Iona. 597  Columba
 June 27  Richard Fitzralph. Archbishop of Armagh, reformer. 1360  Richard Fitzralph Richard Fitzralph
 July 6  Moninne of Killeavy, Armagh diocese. 518  Moninne of Killeavy Moninne of Killeavy
 July 8  Kilian, bishop and martyr. Kilmore diocese. 689  Kilian Kilian
 July 24

Declan, bishop. Lismore diocese. 5th century.

 Declan Declan
 Aug 9  Felim. Kilmore diocese. circa 560  Felim Felim.
 Aug 9  Crumnathy or Nathi. c.610 Achonry Diocese  Crumnathy  Crumnathy
 Aug 12  Muredach, or Murtagh. c. 480 Kilalla Diocese  Muredach Muredach
 Aug 13  Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore. Writer. 1667  Jeremy Taylor Jeremy Taylor
 Aug 14  Fachtna (or Fachanan) bishop. Ross diocese. 6th century.  Fachtna  Fachtna
 Aug 16  Charles Inglis, bishop. 18th century.  Charles Inglis Charles Inglis
 Sep 3  Oengus Mac Nisse of Dalriada. Connor diocese. 514  Oengus Mac Nisse of Dalriada. Connor diocese. 514 Oengus Mac Nisse of Dalriada
 Sep 9

Ciaran of Clonmacnois. circa 545

Ciaran of ClonmacnoisCiaran of Clonmacnois.
 Sep 10  Finnian of Moville in the Ards. Down diocese. 579. Finnian of Moville in the Ards Finnian of Moville in the Ards.
 Sep 23  Eunan, Abbot. Raphoe diocese. 7th century  Eunan


 Sep 25  Fin Barre. Cork diocese. 623  Fin Barre. Cork diocese. 623  Fin Barre
 Oct 11  Canice, bishop. Ossory diocese. 6th century  Canice, bishop. Ossory diocese. 6th century Canice,
 Oct 12  Móibhí, Teacher. 545  Móibhí, Teacher. 545 Móibhí,
 Oct 16  

Gall, missionary Down diocese. 630

 Gall, missionary Down diocese. 630Gall
 Oct 27  Otteran, abbot. Waterford diocese. 563 Otteran, abbot. Waterford diocese. 563  Otteran,
 Nov 3  Malachy, bishop. Armagh and Down dioceses. 1148  Malachy, bishop. Armagh and Down dioceses. 1148 Malachy,
 Nov 14  Laurence O’Toole. Dublin and Glendalough dioceses. 1180  Laurence O’Toole. Dublin and Glendalough dioceses. 1180 Laurence O’Toole
 Nov 23  Columbanus, abbot. Down diocese. 615  Columbanus, abbot. Down diocese. 615 Columbanus
 Nov 24

Colman. Cloyne diocese. 601.

 Colman. Cloyne diocese. 601. Colman
 Dec 18
 Flannan. Killaloe diocese. 640.  Flannan. Killaloe diocese. 640. Flannan


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