Saint of the Month


St Ita 

Feast day 15th January

Today, a number of our towns/villages/ townlands bear the name of St Ita, e.g. Kilmeaden Co. Waterford and Killeedy and Kilmeedy Co Limerick ; (Kill (Cill) translates as ‘church’, the ‘m/o’ is ‘my’ and ead/eed is ‘Ide’, the Irish for Ita, thus ‘the church of my Ita’.  Ita, our 6th century saint is still honoured in our place names, revered in many parishes as well as being Patron of the Diocese of Limerick.

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