Saint Inan

(St. Inan. St. Evan)

9th C. - ?

Monk and preacher. Thought to have come from Iona, Inan (or Evan) is said to have visited Rome and Jerusalem. He then settled in Ayrshire, where he lived as a hermit in Irvine. He is also associated with Beith (North Ayrshire), where there is an annual St. Inan's Gala, and he is said to have preached from St. Inan's Chair on Lochlands Hill near the town. There are several churches in Scotland dedicated to him and his name appears in Inchinnan (Renfrewshire). Some scholars suggest he may be the same person as St. Ninian, who lived in the 5th C.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better