?-431 [disciple of Pallas Athene]; anti-Pelagian Christian
missionary to Ireland; commissioned by Pope Celestine I in 431; travelled
to Wicklow and died within the year, to be followed by St. Patrick.
L. Bieler, The Mission of Palladius, in Traditio, VI (1948) [WB Stanford, Ireland and the Classical Tradition,
IAP 1976; 1984.] And note that the name means.
P. W. Joyce, Social History of Ancient Ireland (1903 &
edns.), Chap. X, Christianity: Christians in Ireland before
Patrick; St Prosper of Aquitaine records that Pope Celestine sent Palladius
to the Scots believing in Christ, to be their first bishop,
and was copied by Bede; Palladiuss churches of Cille Fine [var.
Killeen Cormac], Tech-na-Roman, and Domnach Arte; &c.