Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae
Saint Talmach, March 14
March 14 is the commemoration of Saint Talmach, whom Canon O’Hanlon links to County Cork and its patron Saint Finnbarr:
ST. TALMACH, CONFESSOR.
[Sixth and Seventh Centuries.]
Some short notices of St. Talmach are given by Colgan, at the 14th of March. At this same date, the Bollandists have even a briefer account. Some casual references to him, especially taken from an old Life of St Finnbarr of Cork, are all we have to draw from. St Talmach was born in the sixth century, as would seem most probable. We are left in the dark, however, regarding his parentage, family and place of birth. This saint appears to have received his ecclesiastical training under St. Barr, at Loch Erce, in the southern and maritime part of Ireland. He flourished in the commencement of the seventh century; and, he had a [ more]