Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Cammin, Abbot


Among the most celebrated saints of Ireland, published by Usher, is placed Saint Cammin, who in his youth retired from the noise of the world into the island of Inish-Kealtair, in the lake of Derg-Derch, or Dergid, in the confines of Thomond and Galway. Here several disciples resorting to him, he built a monastery, which out of veneration for his extraordinary sanctity, was long very famous among the Irish. The church of that place still retains, from him, the name of Tempul-Cammin. His happy death is placed in the Inis-Fallen annals about the year 653.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Cammin, Abbot”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 March 2013. Web. 27 September 2021. <>