St. Conleth of Kildare
Also known as:
c.450 in Ireland
Skilled worker in gold and silver, and manuscript illuminator. Hermit in a cell in Old Connell, Ireland near the Liffey river. His reputation for holiness attracted would-be disciples. Friend of and co-worker with Saint Brigid; they ran first double monastery together. First bishop of Kildare, Ireland c.490. Baptised Saint Tigernach of Clogher. Died while on pilgrimage to Rome, Italy.
attacked by wolves on 3 May 519 in the forests of Leinster, Ireland
relics translated to the Kildare cathedral in 799
relics taken to Connell in 835 to protect them from Danish invaders
Diocese of Kildare, Ireland