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Saints and Religious in Ireland

Saints and Religious in Ireland


Ireland has been a deeply religious country since the 5th century, after the massive evangelisation of the island by the Patron Saint of the Irish: Saint Patrick. Beyond this high historical figure, Ireland has other great figures of the Christian religion who contributed to the development of religion… From Saint Brigitte to Saint Colomba, here is a glimpse of the great names respected by the Irish…


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Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates the Christianisation of Ireland in the 5th century by Maewyn Succat, a Scotsman who came...

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St. Patrick's Day didn't just happen by itself. It is due to the Franciscan friar Luke Wadding (1558-1657). The...

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St Brigid (451-525) is one of Ireland’s Patron Saints, as is St Patrick. Known for having participated in the...

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St. Colomba of Iona (521-597) was an Irishman who participated in the evangelization of Ireland, Scotland and the North...

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Matt Talbot (1856-1925) is an Irish man known throughout the world for his fight against alcoholism… Although his life...

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St. Brendan of Clonfert (also called Bréanainn de Clonfert in Irish) was an Irish saint (484-578), whose legend eventually...