DoSH - dedications to St Cothan

St Comhghan (in earlier Gaelic, Comgan) is not a well-known saint, though there are a decent number of dedications to him in Scotland. In Uist, he is found only in the burial ground called Cladh Chothain, and a full discussion of who the saint in question may be and his possible relationship with Uist can be found under that entry. The modern form of his name in Cladh Chothain is to be explained by the medieval form—Comhghan—having come ultimately to be pronounced as /’ko an/, with a hiatus, and so <th>, the usual modern Gaelic spelling for a hiatus marker was applied: Cothan. The name is also often rendered as Coan.