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St. Eoghan ( - 618):
Founder of Monastries


Eoghan was born in County Tyrone, and was related to the chieftains of Leinster and Ulster. He was carried off by pirates to Britain as a boy, educated by Saint Ninian and taken to Armorica. When he returned to Ireland, he founded a monastery at Hy Culann in Wicklow, and is said to have converted the chief of Ardstraw, County Tyrone, to Christianity. He assisted Tigernach to found monasteries in Ulster.

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Died: 618
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