The Four Masters tell us it was the monks of Drogheda who had expelled him from the abbacy for his own crime.
He had a grant of the abbacy of Holyrood in 1539, when only seven years of age.
Falling into disgrace at court, he was banished to the abbacy of Bonport.
He obtained the abbacy of Crossraguell in Ayrshire, in the year 1549.
Ingulphus was at that very time indebted directly to the Conqueror, his early patron, for his abbacy.
He refused the archbishopric of Naples and the abbacy of Monte Cassino.
The abbacy of St. Bernards historic monastery, where the monks once ate the leaves of the forest, is worth 400,000 a year.
"Thou givest the abbacy to him above us all," said Brenainn.
In 1521 he renewed his efforts to obtain the abbacy of St. Gratian in Arona, which had been refused him ten years earlier.
When Malachy secured possession of the see he remained long enough in Armagh to establish himself in the abbacy.