1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral.

Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. (Some records say he died on May 6)

Donat (died 1074) was the first bishop of Dublin to be appointed under Dublin’s Danish kings. He is known also as Donatus, or by the Irish names Donagh and Dunán. The diocese was put on a regular basis, in 1038, at the request of Sigtrygg Silkbeard.

It has been traditionally said that Donat was consecrated by Æthelnoth, the Archbishop of Canterbury. This is now disputed, with scholars saying that his successor, Gilla Patráic, was the first to be consecrated in this way.



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