We can add Saint Colmán ua hEirc to the long list of Irish saints of this name with a commemoration found on the Irish calendars at December 5. This Saint Colmán is associated with the great Saint Erc of Slane as the Martyrology of Gorman makes clear in its entry for the day:
Colman ua hEirc oebgel
which is translated as 'beautiful, bright Colman, Erc's descendant.'
746. Colman of the Britons, Abbot of Slane, died.
823. Colman, son of Oiliolla, Abbot of Slane, and also of other churches in France and Ireland, died.
838. Colman, Abbot of Slane, died.
946. Colman, airchinneach of Slane, was slain by the foreigners.
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