Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Blaan of Ireland, Bishop

statue in the pulpit of Dunblane Cathedral, artist unknown, photographer unknownArticle

[disciple of Saint Congall in Ireland, and afterwards Bishop of Kinngaradha among the Picts in Scotland] He made a voyage of devotion to Rome, and died about the year 446. The place where he was buried is called from him Dunblain, and was always an episcopal see until the change of religion. Saint Blaan is honoured on the 19th of July and the 10th of August. We have several sacred hymns of his, instructions for catechumens, and other pious works.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Blaan of Ireland, Bishop”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2016. Web. 22 September 2017. <>