Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Colmoc or Colman, Bishop


A.D. 500. He was an Irish saint, who became Bishop of Dromore, and was renowned for miracles. There is no record of Saint Colmoc having ever lived in Scotland, but Scottish writers number him among the saints of the country, and the dedications still existing in his honour show that he had some connection with that kingdom. The monastery of Inchmahome, for instance, a priory of Austin Canons on an island in the Lake of Monteith, Perthshire, is named after him. Another dedication is Kilmochalmaig, the site of an ancient church on the west coast of Bute. The remains of a pillar with a sculptured cross may still be seen there. Portmahomack in Tarbet, Easter-Ross, refers either to this saint or to Saint Colman, patron of the church of Tarbet (see February 18). A chapel in the burial-ground of Kirriemuir (Forfarshire) bore the name of Saint Colmoc.

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Colmoc or Colman, Bishop”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2014. Web. 20 October 2021. <>