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21TRA332 Saint Brendan the Navigator – Kerry’s seafaring patron saint

21TRA332 Saint Brendan the Navigator – Kerry’s seafaring patron saint

 

 

 

 

Presented by: Claudia Köhler (Education Officer, Kerry County Museum and Chairperson of the St Brendan Heritage Committee, Fenit)

Duration: 30 minutes + Quiz and Q&A 

Suitable for: Primary School (all ages) 

Strand/ Unit: Stories/ Stories from the lives of people in the past 

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St Brendan was born in Fenit, near Tralee around 500 AD. He founded a federation of monasteries in Ireland, but he is most famous for his legendary voyage across the North Atlantic in a simple wooden boat. Without the help of navigational instruments, he may have reached America 500 years before the Vikings and 1000 years before Christopher Columbus. His story seems to describe the sheep and seabirds of the Faeroe Islands, the volcanoes of Iceland, the icebergs of Greenland and the fog surrounding Newfoundland. His travel adventures were written down in monasteries all over Europe and soon became a major medieval bestseller. From growing up in Fenit to his famous travel adventures, this webinar is an introduction to the life and adventures of Kerry’s adventurous seafaring Saint whose feast day is annually commemorated on the 16th May.

 

Presenter: 

Claudia Köhler is the Education Officer at Kerry County Museum and Chairperson of the St Brendan Heritage Committee, Fenit.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 12-05-2021 11:30 am
Course End Date / Time 12-05-2021 12:30 pm
Cut off date 12-05-2021 1:00 pm
Available place 500
Fee Free
Number Hours 1 hour
Speaker Claudia Köhler
Location Online

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