Born In: Fenit, Ireland
Saint Brendan, who is also known by other names such as Brendan the Voyager or Brendan the Navigator, was an Irish Celtic saint. He is also known as one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland and is reputed for his legendary quest to the ‘Isle of the Blessed’, which also became known as Saint Brendan’s Island. Several Christian groups including Catholics, Anglicans, and Orthodox Christians, celebrate 16th May as Saint Brendan’’s feast day. Throughout his life, Brendan was known for travelling to various places across the world. He is known for voyaging to the Hebrides, as well as journeying to Western Scotland. Sometime, probably in the 8th century, he was also made the hero of a legendary Christian tale of sea adventure, which became a famous Irish epic ‘Voyage of St. Brendan the Abbot’.