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Of the many places of this name, the best known are:(1) ‘Bangor Fawr’ on the NW coast of Wales, opposite Anglesey. Traditionally, the see was supposed to have been founded by St Deiniol (d. c.584). See also Bangorian Controversy.(2) ‘Bangor Iscoed’ in Wrexham. The site of one of the greatest monasteries in Wales.(3) Bangor in Co. Down, N. Ireland. St Comgall founded an abbey in 555 or 559. It was the original home of St Columbanus and St Gall. The Antiphonary of Bangor was written here between 680 and 691; it is the only surviving liturgical authority for the choir office of the early Irish Church.

(1) ‘Bangor Fawr’ on the NW coast of Wales, opposite Anglesey. Traditionally, the see was supposed to have been founded by St Deiniol (d. c.584). See also Bangorian Controversy.

(2) ‘Bangor Iscoed’ in Wrexham. The site of one of the greatest monasteries in Wales.

(3) Bangor in Co. Down, N. Ireland. St Comgall founded an abbey in 555 or 559. It was the original home of St Columbanus and St Gall. The Antiphonary of Bangor was written here between 680 and 691; it is the only surviving liturgical authority for the choir office of the early Irish Church.

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