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St. Farnan??

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Re: St. Farnan??

Chris Farnan (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2001 12:38PM GMT
I found a few other things out yhat you may want to use your sources to further investigate. From a Catholic directory of saints I found this information:
St. Farannan died- 590? feastday Feb.15
Abbot and Irish disciple of St. Columbia on Iona,
Scotland. He returned to Ireland to become a hermit at
AllFarannan, now Alternan, Sligo.
-also this:
St. Farannan - Patron of All-Farannan, now known as
Alternan, County Sligo. Son of Aedh, scion of King Niall.
Went to Iona with St. Comcille to become a monk, was
present at Dromceat convention about the year 580.
Feast day, Feb 15.

Even though the spelling is slightly different, I believe this is
the same as the St. Farnan I've heard about because the
Church in county Kildare says the feast day of St. Farnan
is Feb. 15.

Have I stumbled upon the origination of the Farnan surname? Maybe, if further research points to it. Thanks for your interest
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
clfarnan 4 Jul 2001 2:01PM GMT 
Maureyn Brees 13 Jul 2001 2:07AM GMT 
Chris Farnan 14 Jul 2001 6:38PM GMT 
Maureyn Brees 24 Jul 2001 3:14AM GMT 
jfarnan18 31 Jan 2003 1:37AM GMT 
bfarnan_1 31 Jan 2002 3:18AM GMT 
Farnan Golden 4 Feb 2004 9:01PM GMT 
rfarnan1_1 24 Mar 2010 10:37PM GMT 
clfarnan_1 22 Apr 2010 5:43AM GMT 
Nadezhda74 26 Aug 2010 11:00AM GMT 
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