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Brendan, Saint

Saint Brendan, d. 577?, Irish abbot of Clonfert, Co. Galway. A popular medieval story told how he traveled westward to wonderful islands—an Irish version of a widespread legend. His feast is May 16. A perhaps different St. Brendan (d. 573) was a friend of St. Columba and founder of the monastery at Birr. The name is often written Brandon.

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Brendan, St

Brendan, St (c.486–c.575), Irish abbot. The legend of the ‘Navigation of St Brendan’ (c.1050), describing his voyage with a band of monks to a promised land (possibly Orkney or the Hebrides), was widely popular in the Middle Ages. His emblem is a whale, and his feast day is 16 May.

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