St Ailbe founded a monastery at Emly in Co Waterford. He was a friend of St Declan, and like him was a hermit and evangelist in the early 5C in the south of Ireland. He may have been a bishop. It is said that he made people ‘not only Christians but saints’- a saying which sums up everything about early Irish (and British) saints. The 9C Rule of Emly still exists. His holy well can be found in Emly churchyard.