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Saint Colman of Lindisfarne Abbot

Reposed 675 Remembered February 18

St Colman was bishop of Lindisfarne at the time of the Synod of Whitby in 664 which decided to adopt the current Roman date of Easter over against the older calculation in use in Ireland. He resigned and with some of the Irish and English brethren went to live in Co Mayo. Harmony still eluded them and St Colman went to the island of Inishbofin off Co Galway. The ruins of a church can be seen there though the holy well has now run dry. The remote setting of the island church with the famous hills (‘bens’) of Connemara is as good as you get anywhere

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