St Lua

d c.609. Feast 4 Aug
Abbot and founder of Killaloe, Co. Clare.
According to Farmer almost nothing is known about him except he was a monk and possibly a hermit. The oratory associated with him on Friars Island was re-erected close to the RC Cathedral to save it from the 1929 Shannon hydro-electric scheme.

D.H.Farmer The Oxford Dictionary of Saints 1978

Patron saint of Malew Parish

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The stained glass is taken from one of the windows in St Johns.

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