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St. Mochta (fl. V or VI Century) is thought to have been a Briton whose Christian parents came to Ireland while Mochta was a child. He became a disciple of Patrick and established monasteries at Kell Mor Ydan in County Meath and at Louth in County Louth. Legends say that Mochta was educated and consecrated first bishop of Louth at Rome. Scholars believe that Patrick consecrated him. Legends also say that Mochta lived to be 300 years old and numbered 200 bishops among his disciples. Scholars believe that he, the last of Patrick's disciples then alive, died at 90.
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