St Comgall

(d. c. 600)

Related Overviews

St Columbanus (c. 543—615) missionary and monastic founder



St Adomnán (c. 624—704) abbot of Iona and writer

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'St Comgall' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Christianity


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(d. c.600),

Abbot of Bangor (Co. Down), is one of the the best-attested founders of monastic churches in 6th-cent. Ireland. The 7th-cent. Life of St. Columbanus by Jonas of Bobbio describes Columbanus's years of study with Comgall; his virtues are praised in a hymn preserved in the late-7th-cent. Antiphonary of Bangor. Feast day, 10 May.

Subjects: Christianity.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.