Cumin (Cumian, Cumeanus, Cumeneus, or Cunmmein), was the name of about a score of Irish saints, of whom but few are clearly identifiable.
1. Son of Dubh, and abbot of Druimdruith, commemorated January 12.
2. Bishop of. Bobbio, commemorated August 19, died after seventeen years of piety, at the age of ninety-five, about A.D. 744.
3. A poet of Connor, about the middle of the 7th century.
4. Otherwise called Cadhan, commemorated June 1, seems to have been the son of Cronchu, son of Ronan, of the race of Corbmac Cas, and to have lived about A.D. 738.
5. Surnamed Fin, "the Fair," commemorated February 24, is thought to be the same as the son of Ernan, of the district of Tyrconnell, who retired to the monastery of Hy. He probably became abbot A.D. 657, and died in 699. He is famous as the earliest biographer of St.Columba.
6. Surnamed Fodat, "the Tall," of Cluainferta-Brenainn (now Clonfert), commemorated November 12, was the son of Fiachna, of the royal line of West Munster. He was born about A.D. 590, and his original name was Aedh. He seems to have been a man of great learning, and wrote a hymn in praise of the apostles and evangelists (ed(itend by Todd, Book of Hymns, 1:81). He died A.D. 662.