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Cattán m. Matáin
It is often asserted that Catán of Bute and this Catán are the same. This may be so but it is far from certain.
Descended from Cruind Ba Drui who is ancestor of the Ulster Cruithin (Rec. Mai., CGSH no 102). Appears among saints of Sil Iareil Mic Conuill in Rec. Met. (Rec. Met., CGSH no 662.211) and among ss of the Dal nAraide including Comgall m. Sétna, Ultán Ard Breccáin, Molaisse m. Nadfroích, Daiminis, and Epscop Ibar m. Lugna.
Related Personal Names
Day of Year
The Martyrology of Donegal
Todd, J. H.
Other author to be specified.
Quote from source
"Catan, tutor of Blaan, ie of Blaan of Cenn-garadh. There is a Catan, son of Madan, of the race of Irial, son of Conal Cernach, who is of the Clanna-Rudhraighe."
The connection of the Catán on this date with Catán m. Matáin is stated tentatively in this calendar. The full name Catán m. Matáin does not appear as a an entry in the early marts.
Saint in place-names
|Place known as||Name (plus degree of certainty that this saint is commemorated here)|
|Ardchattan priory, Ardchattan & Muckairn||Ardchattan (probable)|
|Ardchattan priory, Ardchattan & Muckairn||Monasterium Sancti Cattani (probable)|
|Kilchattan, ~eccles. KBK (Luing)||Kilchattan (maybe)|
|Kilchattan, ~eccles. Kingarth||Kilchattan (maybe)|
|Kilchattan, ~eccles. Southend (Kintyre)||Kilchattan (maybe)|
|Kilchattan, eccles. COO (Colonsay)||Kilchattan (maybe)|
|St Cathan's Church/Kilchattan, Gigha GCA||Kilchattan (maybe)|
|St Cathan's Church/Kilchattan, Gigha GCA||St Cathan's Church (maybe)|
|St Cathan's Well, Gigha & Cara||St Cathan's Well (maybe)|
|St Cattan's Church, Aberuthven Auchterarder||Ecclesia Sancti Cattani (maybe)|
|St Cattan's Well, Kingarth (Bute)||St Cattan's Well (probable)|
|St Cattan's Well, Muthill||St Cattan's Well (maybe)|
|Tobar Chattan, Colonsay parish||Tobar Chattan (maybe)|