Aed Macbricc

(d. 588)

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(d. 588),

bishop. A member of the clan Ui Neill, Aed, who was skilled in medicine, founded monasteries in Munster and Meath, where he became a bishop: his principal church was at Killare. A pilgrimage to Slieve League (Donegal), where a ruined hermitage is believed to be his, still survives. His cult also extends to Scotland. Feast: 10 November.

The Irish Saints, pp. 22–5.

Subjects: Christianity.

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