The preserved heart of Laurence O'Toole (stolen 2012).
Chapel of St.Laud (front RHS),
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
and full size
Mouirchertach O'Toole, King Ui Muiredaig
- St. Laurence O'Toole
Dublin's patron saint,
first Archbishop of Dublin 1162,
Archbishop at time of Anglo-Norman invasion 1169,
negotiated surrender of Dublin,
built Christ Church with Strongbow 1172,
died 1178, Eu, Normandy, age c.48 yrs, buried there,
his heart was brought back and was preserved in Christ Church, Dublin.
He was canonised 1225.
His preserved heart was stolen from Christ Church in 2012.
- Mor O'Toole,
mar Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster
and had issue.