Saint Moling

Saint Moling

St. Moling was the second Bishop of Ferns in Ireland. The Town of Monamolin in County Wexford is named for him.

Many churches were founded by St. Moling, with the most famous being St. Mullin's in County Carlow, and many miracles have been attributed to him. St. Moling dedicated a holy well at Ferns in memory of St. Aidan [(or St. Maodhóg) the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Ferns] and which is known as Maodhóg's Well.

According to the Annals of the Four Masters, Moling died in 696 AD and his feast day is celebrated on the 17 June. The Patron takes place in Monamolin on the Sunday closest to this date.

John O'Donovan in his Ordnance Survey Letters of 1840 tells the story of St. Moling crossing a small hill in the district when an evil spirit annoyed him. He knelt on a rock to curse the spirit, leaving the impression of his knees on the stone. While there is no account of the stone today, it is said that the incident gave the name to the townsland Cloch na Mallacht, i.e. "the stones of the curses." St. Moling's Well is situated on the parochial lands at Glebe.

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*" [ Saint Moling et le Lépreux] ", a story about Moling and a leper, edited from UCD Franciscan Manuscript A9 and [ translated into French] by Paul Grosjean S.J. at [ Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae]

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