St. Brendan The Navigator of Fenit

Year: 2013

  • Brendan for today – Feast Day, May 16th

    As Kerry prepares to celebrate the Gathering of Kerry people to honour Saint Brendan the Navigator on the week of his Feast Day May 16th, it seems proper to say a little about him. Latterly, Saint Brendan the Navigator is beginning to receive the kind of recognition he deserves. For too long Brendan was dismissed…

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  • St. Brendan International Conference – May 2013

    17th & 18th May, 2013 Part of The Gathering, this International conference focusing on the legacy of St. Brendan the Navigator (484-577 AD), Patron of Kerry and Clonfert Diocese, renowned seafarer, monk, scholar and founder of monasteries. Part of the St. Brendan Week Celebrations centering on Ardfert, Fenit, Dingle and Tralee, May 14 – 18…

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  • Activities for 2013

    Activities are planned in conjunction with The Gathering. Saint Brendan International Conference – 17th & 18th May 2013 Other activities when finalised will be posted her

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  • New St. Brendan Voyage window at Fenit Church

    A new St.Brendan Voyage window at Fenit Church, Tralee, Co.Kerry in Ireland was installed in November 2012. The window, which is over the main door was created by Artist/Sculptor Tighe O’Donoghue\Ross who also created the statue on Fenit pier. Click the sound file below (orange button) to hear the commentary & explanation of the different…

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  • Europe and the Irish Monks by Enzo Farinella

    We knew that the Celts founded the first Europe, but very few are aware that Irish monks had a very important role in Medieval Europe, which they transformed culturally and spiritually. Britain, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, America‚Ķ are in many ways linked to them. Bobbio, Fiesole, Lucca, Taranto, Lumi√®ges,…

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