Nomina episcoporum Hibernensium

  • Early Irish
  • prose, list
  • Irish hagiography
List of 292 Irish saints classified as bishops. It is associated in the manuscripts with two similar lists of saints who have been priests or deacons.
  • Early Irish
prose, list (primary)


Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography


saints of IrelandIreland and Irish history, Irish people, saints
saints of Ireland
id. 27585
bishopsclergy, office-holders
id. 25922


Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1985.
133–136 (§ 704)
[ed.] Grosjean, Paul, “Nomina episcoporum Hibernensium incipiunt”, in: J. Fraser, Paul Grosjean, and J. G. OʼKeeffe (eds), Irish texts, fasciculus III, London, 1931. 28–33.
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