New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Adamnan

detail from a photograph of a stained glass window in Saint John's Church, Isle of Manx, window artist and photographer unknownArticle

Also known as Saint Eunan. Abbot, born Drumhome, Donegal, Ireland, c.624; died Iona, Ireland, 704. He entered the monastery of Iona, 650, and was elected abbot in 679. On a visit to Ireland he introduced the Roman method of reckoning Easter. He is the author of a biography of Saint Columba and “Adamnan’s Vision.” First bishop of the diocese of Raphoe, Ireland, and one of its patron saints. Feast, 23 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Adamnan”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 October 2018. Web. 19 February 2019. <>