ST. SENAN, B. C.
HE was born in the country of Hy-Conalls, in
Ireland, in the latter pan of the fifth century, was a disciple of
the abbots Cassidus and Natal, or Naal: then travelled for spiritual
improvement to Rome, and thence into Britain. In this kingdom he
contracted a close friendship with St. David. After his return he
founded many churches in Ireland, and a great monastery in
lnis-Cathaig, an island lying at the mouth of the river Shannon,
which be governed, and in which he continued to reside after he was
advanced to the episcopal dignity. The abbots, his successors for
several centuries, were all bishops, till this great diocese was
divided into three, namely, of Limerick, Killaloe, and Ardfert. St.
Senan died on the same day and year with St. David; but was honored
in the Irish church on the 8th of March. A town in Cornwall bears the
name of St. Senan. See his acts in Colgan p. 602.