Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Colman, Bishop of Dromore, Confessor


Dromore, in the province of Ulster, sixty-three miles from Dublin to the north, derives the succession of its bishops from Saint Colman, who was descended from the sept of the Arads, and born in 516, according to bishop Usher. He was the first abbot of Muckmore, in the county of Antrim, and afterwards chosen first bishop of Dromore, a small see under Armagh, and not far distant from it. Jocelin, in his life of Saint Patrick, tells us that his eminent virtue was foretold by Saint Patrick; and his legend ascribes many miracles to him, and the wonderful conversion of a great number of souls to God. The ancient scholiast on the ├ćngussian Martyrology observes, that he was also called Mocholmoc. He died about the year 610, on the 7th of June, on which his principal festival was kept, or, according to some, on the 27th of October, on which he was also commemorated.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Colman, Bishop of Dromore, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2013. Web. 25 September 2021. <>