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Feastday: July 24

Patron of Déisi, Ardmore (principal foundation), Cill Décláin


St. Declan First bishop of Ardmore in Ireland July 24     Was baptized by St. Colman, and preached the faith in that country a little before the arrival of St. Patrick, who confirmed the episcopal see of Ardmore, in a synod at Cashel in 448. Many miracles are ascribed to St. Declan, and he has ever been much honored in the viscounty of Dessee, anciently Nandesi.


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