ST. CAMMIN, ABBOT
AMONG the most celebrated saints of Ireland,
published by Usher, is placed St. Cammin, who in his youth retired
from the noise of the world into the island of lnish-Kealtair, in the
lake of Derg-Derch, or Dergid, in the confines of Thomond and Galway.
Here several disciples resorting to him, he built a monastery, which,
out of veneration for his extraordinary sanctity, was long very
famous among the Irish. The church of that place still retains, from
him, the name of Tempul-Cammin. His happy death is placed in the
lnis-Fallen annals, about the year 653. See Usher’s Antiqu. p.