Finnian of Movilla

Irish missionary

Finnian of Movilla (c. 495–589) was an Irish Christian missionary. His feast day is 10 September. Finnian is sometimes called Finbarr "the white head", because of his hair.[2]

Finnian of Movilla
Finnian on a piece of stained glass
Bornc. 495
Diedc. 589
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Church of Ireland
Anglican Communion
Major shrineMovilla Abbey
Feast10 September


  1. Challoner, Richard. A Memorial of Ancient British Piety: or, a British Martyrology, p. 128. W. Needham, 1761. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. Hammond, David. "St. Finnian's Cregagh"