Wednesday 10 June 2015

Saint Ainmire of Aileach, June 10

We commemorate a saint of County Donegal on June 10, Ainmire of Aileach. Canon O'Hanlon has a brief account of this holy man of the Inishowen peninsula:

St. Ainmire, or Ainmirech, of Aileach, County of Donegal.

Veneration was given on this day, 10th of June, to Ainmirech of Ailich, according to the Martyrology of Tallagh. This place, formerly very celebrated, is now known as Elagh, in the peninsula of Inishowen, and in the county of Donegal. The Irish word Ainmire is said to have an identical meaning with the Latin word Animosus. Again, in the Martyrology of Donegal, the name Ainmire, of Aileach, is entered at the same date.

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