Saint Ibar of Meath – Saint of the Day – April 23

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St. Ibar of Meath Biography

St. Ibar of Meath Profile. Born: 5th century in Ireland, Europe. Worked in Ireland. Died: 500 AD in Ireland. Feast Day is celebrated on April 23.

The Memorial of St. Ibar of Meath – Saint of the Day

St. Ibar of Meath Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

5th century

Country of Birth

Ireland in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Bishops



Place of Work


Date of Death

500 AD

Place of Death


Feast Day

April 23




Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of

Saint Ibar of Meath
St. Ibar of Meath

Saint’s Biography

Saint Ibar of Meath was born in the early 400s in the northern province of Ulster in Ireland. His father Lugna belonged to Uí Eachach Ulad from Iveagh in Ulster and his mother was Bassar in the famous Oengus Culdeus. According to legend, Bassar was the mother of four saints.

The family had a respected position among the royal households of Ireland. some members were connected by kinship and marriage to the ruling chieftains of the country. (Ibar’s sister Mella married Hua-Carbmiac, King of Hy-Kensellagh).

St. Ibar of Meath Education

Ibar was a student of the pagan college and grew up when the bells of Druidism and the pagan superstition sounded all over Gaul. Under the influence of the preaching and the miracles of the great Saint Martin of Tours. 

Ibar worked with Saint Kiaran, Saint Ailbe, Saint Declan and others to spread the gospel. Ibar settled at Begerin where he built an oratory and cell. He also established Beggery Monstary on the island of Beg-Eire and served as its abbot. ordained bishop Begerin, Wexford, Ireland and Spiritual director of Saint Brigid’s convent at Kildare, Ireland. Ibar ‘s teaching attracted students who traveled around the world to hear him.


He died in 500 AD of natural causes in Ireland.

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