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St Carthage

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St Carthage (or Mochuta) was from a rich family in Kerry. As the youth loved the chanting of the psalms, the local king arranged for him to become a priest. After spending a year possibly at Bangor, he founded his own monastery at Rahan in 595. It grew rapidly but opposition forced him to move south around 637, finally reaching Lismore with hundreds of monks and patients from his leper colony. Founded a monastery there and died in 638.


St Brendan

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St Brendan was from Kerry, born in 486 A.D. He studied at Clonard under Saint Finnian. His name is connected with many places in Kerry including Ardfert and Mount Brandon. He visited Scotland, reaching the Hebrides and, possibly, places beyond. In 568 he founded the monastery in Clonfert, where he died in 578.

Clonfert is a place of pilgrimage and healing today and is the site of Emmanuel House of Providence.

Emmanuel House
Brendan Coin