Adomnán( 624 - 704 )
Adomnán or Adamnán of Iona , also known as Eunan , was an abbot of Iona Abbey , hagiographer, statesman, canon jurist, and saint. He was the author of the most important book on the life of his cousin St Columba and the promulgator of the ">Law of Adomnán or "Law of Innocents" .
Adomnán was born about 624, a relative on his father's side of Columba. He was the son of Rónán mac Tinne by Ronat, a woman from the ">Northern Uí Néill lineage known as the Cenél nÉnda. Adomnán's birthplace was Raphoe, a town in County Donegal in Ulster. Some of Adomnán's childhood anecdotes seem to confirm at least an upbringing in this area.
It is thought that Adomnán may have begun his monastic career at a Columban monastery called Druim Tuamma, but any Columban foundation in northern Ireland or >Dál Riata...