Saint Ita of Killeedy, Co. Limerick, Ireland (+570) – Video of Kilmeedy

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St Ita of Killeedy, Ireland (+570)

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The Kilmeedy & the Killeedy

where St Ita lived as hermitess & abbess

Kilmeedy, Ireland

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The ruins of the ancient church of St. Ita where she lived as hermitess before she founded her monastery in Killeedy.

Killeedy, Ireland

Raheenagh & Ashford, the 2 villages of Killeedy

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St Ita of Killeedy, Co. Limerick, Ireland (+570)

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Saint Íte ingen Chinn Fhalad (d. 570/577), also known as Saint Ita, Ida or Ides, was an early Irish nun and patron saint of Killeedy (Cluain Credhail). She was known as the “foster mother of the saints of Erin”. The name “Ita” (“thirst for holiness”) was conferred on her because of her saintly qualities. Her feast day is 15 January.

Ita, called the “Brigid of Munster”, was born in 480 in the present County Waterford. Her father was Cennfoelad or Confhaola and her mother was Necta. Cennfoelad was descended from Felim the lawgiver. Saint Ita follows the example of Brigit in describing the opposition Íte meets in pursuit of her Continue reading “Saint Ita of Killeedy, Co. Limerick, Ireland (+570) – Video of Kilmeedy”

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