Sep 12 – St Ailbe of Emly (d. 528) the Patrick of Munster



St Ailbe is regarded as the patron saint of Munster and his church at Emly  was for long the province’s chief ecclesiastical centre. He is the patron saint of the joint archdiocese of Cashel and Emly with the see at Thurles. The last bishop of Emly was Blessed Terence Albert O’Brien O.P., martyred 1651.

Patrick Duffy tells Ailbe’s story. READ MORE