St. Cronan is the patron saint of the Roscrea parish.

St. Cronan lived in Roscrea in the 7th century and this time in Ireland was known as ‘The Golden Age’ and there were monasteries with schools all over the country. St Cronan’s last monastery was in Roscrea (in Church Street, in the area of the Round Tower ) and it was so famous that Roscrea was known at the time as ‘a celebrated city’.


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