St Adamnan

Dedication date 9th May (O/S) - 20th May (N/S) - a fair at Santan is recorded on 21st May 1755
Of St Sanctan, Sanctain or Santain little appears to be known. Kneen quotes Calander of Aengus wherein is mentioned Escop santan (or sanctain) sochla 'famous Bishop Sanctan, bishop of the unidentified 'church of the two forts'.
As in Ireland the name easily became confused with St Ann(e) once memory of this obscure Saint had disappeared.

Patron saint of Santan Parish

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The stained glass is taken from one of the windows in St Johns.

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© F.Coakley , 1999