St. Abban of New Ross
known as St. Ewin, Abhan, or Evin, but whose name has been locally
corrupted as "Stephen," "Neville," and "Nevin," was
the contemporary and namesake of
St. Abban of Magheranoidhe. contemporary.
Some writers have confounded him with St. Evin of Monasterevan, County Kildare. Even
Colgan (Followed by Dr. Lanigan)
fell into the error of identifying Rosglas (Monasterevan)
with Ros-mic-treoin (New Ross). St. Evin of Rosglas, author of the
"Tripartite Life of St. Patrick," died 22 December, at his own
foundation, afterwards called Monaster Evin (County Kildare),
whereas St. Abban, or Evin of Ros-mic-treoin, died at Ross, County Wexford.
W.H. GRATTAN FLOOD
Transcribed by Christine J. Murray
The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia