St. Fintan (Munnu) of Taghmon
Fionntán: either "white fire" or "white bull"
Died 636. Feast day: October 21

Son of St. Tulchan of Ulster, in 599 he founded the abbey of Taghmon (Teach Munnu--the House of Munnu), in Co. Wexford. He was the defender of the Irish method of dating Easter, and was vehemently opposed to the Roman church's way of dating Easter. This caused quite a schism for a while. However, the Roman church prevailed.

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