Monday 7 July 2014

Saint Crone of Templecrone, July 7

Another of our Irish holy women, Saint Crone of Templecrone, County Donegal, is commemorated on July 7. The brief account below comes from an article on the locality which bears her name:

Templecrone takes its name from St. Crone, a contemporary of St. Columbkille, who built a monastery in the sixth century some three miles south-west of the present town of Dungloe, the metropolis of the Rosses. Her feast occurs on the 7th July, and the fair of Dungloe, held on the 4th July, is known as "Aonach na Féile Cróine", from association with the Saint. Michael O'Clery has the following entry in his "Martyrology of Donegal" concerning the Saint: "Little Cróine, Virgin, from Teampall Cróine in Tir Chonaill; she was of the race of Conall Gulban, son of Niall".

Eoin Ó Searcaigh, 'Templecrone - An Interesting Donegal Parish', in The Irish Monthly, Volume 58, no. 683 (May, 1930), 258.

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