ST. MUREDACH FIRST BISHOP OF KILLALA IN IRELAND
ST. PATRICK, in his progress through Connaught,
coming to a pleasant place where the river Moy empties itself into
the ocean, built on the south banks a noble church called Kill-Aladh,
of which he made Muredach, one of his disciples, bishop, about the
year 440. It is situated in the county of Mayo. The bishops of this
see have been sometimes called bishops of Tiramalgaid, now corrupted
into the barony of Tirawly; sometimes of O-Fiacra-Mui, i. e.
O-Fiacra, on the river Moy, a small territory; but since the twelfth
century of Killala, from Kill-Aladh. The festival of St. Muredach is
observed on the 12th of August. See Ware, t. 1, p. 649.