Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Colman of Dromore


Born in Dalaradia, c. 450; date of death uncertain. His feast is celebrated 7 June. He founded the See of Dromore, of which he is patron and over which he presided as bishop. He studied at Noendrum (Mahee Island), under Saint Mochae or Coelan, one of the earliest disciples of Saint Patrick. Many interesting stories are told of his edifying life at Noendrum and the miracles he worked there. To perfect his knowledge of the Scriptures Saint Colman went to the great school of Emly, c.470 or 475, and remained there some years. At length he returned to Mahee Island to see his old master, Saint Mochae, and remained under his guidance for a long period, acting as assistant in the school. Among his many pupils at Mahee Island, in the first quarter of the sixth century, was Saint Finian of Moville.

MLA Citation

  • William Grattan-Flood. “Saint Colman of Dromore”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2013. Web. 20 October 2021. <>