Thursday 3 April 2014

Saint Coman, April 3

At April 3 Canon O'Hanlon has a brief notice of Saint Coman, son of Domainghin:

St. Coman, son of Domainghin.

The Martyrology of Tallagh inserts an entry, at the 3rd of April, regarding St. Coman, who is called the son of Domangin. We may suppose him—from the name of their respective fathers—to have been a distinct person from the St. Comman, who gave name to Roscommon, where, at present, are to be seen the ruins of a beautiful Dominican Abbey, founded by Phelim Mac Cathal Crovdearg O'Conor, King of Connaught, A.D. 1257, and who was buried there, in the year 1265. On this day, likewise, we find recorded, in the Martyrology of Donegal, as having veneration paid to him, a St. Coman, the son of Domainghin. Similar to this record, in the Irish Calendar, which belonged to the Ordnance Survey Office, Phoenix Park, at the Third of April Nones, corresponding with the same day of this month, we meet only the entry of one saint. The Bollandists conjecture, that he may have been the same as Cuanna, Abbot of Maghbile.

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Colmcille said...

Oengus has him at 26th December, which seems to be affirmed by several other internet sources.

Colmcille said...

Correction: Saint Commán mac Faelchon is the 26th December but it is he who founded Roscommon. Your St. Coman, son of Domainghin must be a different person. Maybe the Bollandists are correct.

Marcella said...

Yes, the founder of Roscommon with the December 26 feast is the son of Faelchú and thus a different individual. The usual problem of saints with the same name. Must get around to adding December's Commán to the blog. Thanks for your comments.