ST. MODOMNOC, OR DOMINICK, OF OSSORY, C.
HE is said to have been of the noble race of the
O’Neils, and, passing into Wales, to have studied under St.
David in the Vale of Ross. After his return home he served God at
Tiprat Fachna, in the western part of Ossory. He is said to have been
honored there with the episcopal dignity, about the middle of the
sixth century. The see of Ossory was translated from Seirkeran, the
capital of this small county, to Aghavoa, in the eleventh century,
and in the twelfth, in the reign of Henry II., to Kilkenny. See Sir
James Ware,1. De Antiquitatibus Hiberniæ, and1. De Episcopat.