Cornelius of Armagh

Cornelius also known as Conchobar mac Meic Con Caille (Anglicised spelling - Conor/Connor) (Modern Irish: Conor Mac Conchailleach) was Archbishop of Armagh. An Irishman by birth, he entered the Augustinians at Armagh in 1140, before being made abbot in 1151. Later in 1174, Cornelius was consecrated bishop. Cornelius died on his return from a pilgrimage from Rome in Chambéry, Savoy, France,[1] in 1175.[2]

Saint Cornelius
Archbishop of Armagh
Chambéry, Savoy, France
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast4 June

In 1854 Rev. Joseph Dixon, Archbishop of Armagh, returning from a trip to Rome, stopped by the shrine in Chambéry and obtained some relics of St. Cornelius/Concord. He gave a portion of the rib bone to the Presentation Convent in Drogheda and a portion of the thigh bone to the Sacred Heart Convent in Armagh.[3]


  1. ^ Coleman, Ambrose. "Armagh." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 26 May 2013
  2. ^ ""Former Archbishops of Armagh", Archdiocese of Armagh". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  3. ^ "The Most Reverend Joseph Dixon", Primate Dixon Primary School, Coalisland, County Tyrone Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine