Saint Ronan of Kilmaronen

Also known as

  • Ruadan
  • Ruadhan



Early evangelizing bishop who was reported to have “driven out the Devil” from the area of Innerleithen, Scotland, a standard way of expressing that he brought the faith to the area. This “driving out” led to a tradition at the end of the “Saint Ronan’s Games” that occur each year in Innerleithen in July when a schoolboy is given a pastoral staff to beat the devil. Saint Ronan’s healing well at Innerleithen was popularized by one of Sir Walter Scott’s novels.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ronan of Kilmaronen“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2020. Web. 21 January 2022. <>