Saint Ibar of Meath

Saint Ibar of MeathAlso known as

  • Iberius
  • Ibhar
  • Ivor

Memorial

Profile

Uncle and teacher of Saint Abban. disciple of Saint Patrick. Missionary in south Ireland with Saint Kiaran, Saint Ailbe, Saint Declan and others. Preached in Leinster and Meath. About 480 he settled at Begerin where he built an oratory and cell; his holiness attracted many would-be students. He founded Beggery Monstary on the island of Beg-Eire, and served as its abbot. Bishop of Begerin, Wexford, Ireland. Spiritual director of Saint Brigid’s convent at Kildare, Ireland.

Born

Died

  • c.500 of natural causes

Patronage

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ibar of Meath“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 March 2014. Web. 20 August 2014. <>