Baedan (Baetan, or Baotan, probably different forms of Baithen) is the name of several saints.
(1.) SON OF BRECAN, celebrated Nov. 29; but in putting him on this day neither O'Gorman nor Maguire gives a place where he is venerated. He is given among the saints of Derry. At Culdaff there is a custom of plunging diseased cattle into a pool of the river and praying at the same time to St. Bodhan (Stat. Acc. Irel. ii, 611).
(2.) OF CLUAIN-TUAISCEIRT, now Clontuskert, near Lanesborough, in the barony of South Ballintobber and County Roscommon. His death is put by the Four Masters in 804.
⇒See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
(3.) BAEDAN MOR, celebrated Jan. 14, was the son of Lugaidh and Cainer. In Mart. Doneg. he is called " abbot of Inismor, A.D. 712." On his father's side, he came of the race of Cathaoir Mor, who is said to have reigned in Ireland, A.D. 120-122.