Also known as
* Borodon the Navigator
* Brandan the Navigator
* Brendain McFinlugh
* Brendan the Voyager
* 16 May
Brother of Saint Briga. Monk. Educated by Saint Ita of Killeedy and Saint Erc of Kerry. Friend of Saint Columba and Saint Brendan of Birr, Saint Brigid, and Saint Enda of Arran. Ordained in 512. Built monastic cells at Ardfert, Shankeel, Aleth, Plouaret, Inchquin Island, and Annaghdown. Founded Clonfert monastery and monastic school c.559. Legend says that this community had at least three thousand monks, and that their Rule was dictated to Brendan by an angel.
Brendan and his brothers figure in Brendan’s Voyage, a tale of monks travelling the high seas of the Atlantic, evangelizing to the islands, possibly reaching the Americas in the 6th century. At one point they stop on a small island, celebrate Easter Mass, light a fire – and then learn the island is an enormous whale!
* 460 at Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
* c.577 at Annaghdown (Enach Duin)
* buried at Clonfert, Ireland
* Clonfert, Ireland, diocese of
* Kerry, Ireland, diocese of
* priest celebrating Mass on board ship while fish gather to listen
* one of a group of monks in a small boat