Saint Colgan

Also known as

  • Chief Scribe of the Scots
  • Colchu
  • Colgan of Clonmacnoise
  • Colgan the Wise
  • Colgu

Memorial

Profile

Brother of Saint Foila. Friend and teacher of Blessed Alcuin. Abbot of Clonmachnoise, Offaly, Ireland. Many of his spiritual students spread out across France, becoming influential teachers in imperial schools.

Died

  • c.796 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Colgan“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 January 2014. Web. 2 August 2014. <>