St Ernan was an uncle of St Columba, being one of the twelve who travelled to Iona with him. He was made abbot of Hinba an island the locaton of which there is much discussion: was it Canna? Jura? or Eileach an Naoimh? There are also other Irish saints of this name.
Saint Ernan Abbot
Reposed 6 century Remembered January 1