Monday, 6 May 2013

Saint Colman of Loch Echin, May 6


On May 6 the Irish calendars commemorate one of the many Irish saints Colman, this one associated with a particular lake, Loch Eichan. As Canon O'Hanlon explains below, we can find out no other details of either the man or his locality:

St. Colman, of Loch Echin

An entry, Colman Locha ethin, appears in the Martyrology of Tallagh, at this date. The Bollandists quote from this authority, likewise, but in a somewhat different manner. However, among the various Irish saints bearing the name of Colman, they could obtain no certain indications, regarding the present holy man. Again, we find another note, that the feast of St. Colman, Loch Eichan, was kept, on the 6th of May. We cannot find any lake in Ireland, which is now similarly named. On this day was venerated, Colman, of Loch Echin, as we find registered, also, in the Martyrology of Donegal.

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