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Ireland
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Saint Brendan

Saint Brendan of Clonfert or Bréanainn of Clonfert, called 'the Navigator', 'the Voyager', or 'the Bold';
(Fenit Island c. 484 - Eanachduin c. 577)
one of the early Irish monastic saints; chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the 'Isle of the Blessed', also called Saint Brendan's Island
(Wikipedia)
Imogen Stuart & Ian Stuart
1969

Bantry - <i>Beanntraí</i> /  Saint Brendan   Bantry - <i>Beanntraí</i> /  Saint Brendan

Description

Statue of beaten and brazed copper depicting St. Brendan arms outstretched in a welcome pose, and a seated companion in a small boat at sea.

Inscription(s)

NAOMH BRÉNAINN

ST. BRENDAN

Annotation

Presented by Gulf Oil on the occasion of the opening of the Whiddy Island terminal in 1969.

Bantry - Beanntraí / Saint Brendan

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°40'50" W 9°27'16"

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