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Saint Colman of Templeshambo was a Connacht saint, and has been confounded with the patron of Kilmacduagh, but he lived somewhat earlier, and the sphere of his ministry lay in the present County Wexford. He Was a contemporary of Saint Aidan, who appointed him Abbot of Templeshambo, the mother church of Enniscorthy. Many legends are told of Saint Colman and of his holy well with its sacred ducks, but certain it is that he laboured zealously at the foot of Mount Leinster, his monastery being known as Temple Sean Bothe. He died c. 595 on 27 October, on which day his feast is recorded in the "Martyrology of Donegal".
Customs of Hy-Fiachrach; COLGAN, Acta. Sanct. Hib.; Martyrology of Donegal; FAHEY, Hist. and Ant. of Kilmacduagh (1893); GRATTAN-FLOOD, Hist. of Enniscorthy (1898); SHEARMAN, Loca Patriciana (Dublin, 1882).
APA citation. (1908). St. Colman. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04115a.htm
MLA citation. "St. Colman." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04115a.htm>.
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