Friday 22 January 2016

Saint Amhalghaidh, January 22

Another of the many obscure Irish saints, known only from the recording of his name in the calendars, is commemorated on January 22. Canon O'Hanlon brings us the name of Saint Amhalghaidh, regretting that there are no further details to be had:

St. Umhalghaid or Amhalghaidh.

We have nothing more distinctive than the mere entry of this saint's name in our calendars.  In the Martyrology of Tallagh, he has been denominated Umhalghaid. Amhalghaidh is mentioned in the Martyrology of Donegal as having a festival at this date. In the table postfixed to this Martyrology, his name has been Latinised Amalgythus.

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