Book of Saints – Farannan


FARANNAN (Saint) (February 15) (6th century) Born in Ireland, Saint Farannan became one of Saint Columba’s disciples at Iona. Eventually he settled in the West of Ireland, living in a cave and performing most rigorous penances. He is the Patron Saint of Alterna (All-Faranna) in Sligo, the probable place of his death.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Farannan”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2013. Web. 24 September 2018. <>