Bresal (or Breasal)
Bresal (Or Breasal)
is the name of several Irish saints:
(1.) Son of Seghene, was abbot of Iona from A.D. 772 to 801. During his presidency two Irish kings were enrolled under him, and Iona became a celebrated place of pilgrimage. His dedication is May 18.
(2.) Another, mentioned by Tirechan, and cited by Ussher as one of the disciples of St. Patrick.
(3.) The Foui Masters give the obit of Bresal, son of Colgan, abbot of Fearna (Ferns), as A.D. 744, but the true date is 748.