Saint Colman of Cloyne

detial of a stained glass window depicting Saint Colman of Cloyne, created by Mayer and Company, 1886; Saint Mary's Church, Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland; photographed on 8 September 2012 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped from Wikimedi CommonsAlso known as

  • Colman MacLenini
  • Colman Mac Lenine
  • Colman MacLenine



Son of Lenin. Poet. Royal bard, poet, musician, court historian, and genealogist at Cashel, Ireland. Adult convert at age fifty, being baptized by Saint Brendan the Navigator; he had become involved with Brendan and Christianity while helping recover the stolen shrine of Saint Ailbhe from a lake. Priest. Evangelist in Limerick and Cork. Teacher of Saint Columba. Bishop of Cloyne, county Cork, Ireland.



  • c.600 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Colman of Cloyne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 28 November 2015. <>