IRELAND OF MY HEART
St Abban’s Church in the lake Lady’s Island,
Co. Wexford, Ireland
Saint Abban of Adamstown, Ireland (+520)
Saint Abbán moccu Corbmaic (d. 520), also Eibbán or Moabba, is an Irish Saint. He was associated, first and foremost, with Mag Arnaide (Moyarney or Adamstown, near New Ross, Co. Wexford) and with Cell Abbáin (Killabban, County Laois). Also, he connected to other churches elsewhere in Ireland, notably that of his sister Saint Gobnait.
His pedigree in the Irish genealogies, which appear to have been composed in the interest of Cell Abbáin, suggests that he belonged to the Uí Chormaic (also Moccu Chormaic or Dál Chormaic). It identifies his father as Laignech (lit. “Leinsterman”), son of Mac Cainnech, son of Cabraid, son of Cormac, son of Cú Corb, while an Irish note to the Félire Óengusso (for 27 October) largely agrees if substituting Cabraid for Imchad. The Lives, on the other hand, state that his Continue reading “Saint Abban of Adamstone, Ireland (+520)”