Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Abban of New Ross


Also known as Saint Ewin, Abhan, or Evin, but whose name has been locally corrupted as “Stephen,” “Neville,” and “Nevin,” was the contemporary and namesake of Saint Abban of Magheranoidhe. contemporary. Some writers have confounded him with Saint Evin of Monasterevan, County Kildare. Even Colgan (Followed by Dr. Lanigan) fell into the error of identifying Rosglas (Monasterevan) with Ros-mic-treoin (New Ross). Saint Evin of Rosglas, author of the “Tripartite Life of Saint Patrick,” died 22 December, at his own foundation, afterwards called Monaster Evin (County Kildare), whereas Saint Abban, or Evin of Ros-mic-treoin, died at Ross, County Wexford.

MLA Citation

  • William Henry Grattan Flood. “Saint Abban of New Ross”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2012. Web. 21 October 2020. <>