St. Brendan the Voyager, abbot of Clonfert (577)
Commemorated on May 16
He was born around 484 at Tralee in Kerry, Ireland. He founded
several monasteries in Ireland, of which the chief was Cluain Ferta Brenaind
(anglicized as Clonfert) in County Galway. His missionary and pastoral travels
took him on voyages to the Scottish islands, and possibly to Wales; thus in his
own time he was known as 'Brendan the Voyager.' He reposed in peace.