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Bishop of Ireland,
the son of Sechnaa, the psalm singer of St, Patrick. Sechnan was a chief in Meath, Ireland,
converted by St. Patrick. Benignus became a disciple of St. Patrick and succeeded him as the chief
bishop of Ireland. He converted the Irish in Clare, Kerry, and Connaught. Benignus served as the
superior of an abbey at Drumlease, erected by St. Patrick.
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