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St Brendan (484—577) Irish abbot


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[Ir., meadow of the grave].

Monastery founded in the 5th century by St Brendan in east Co. Galway, 1 mile N of Ballinasloe. Although the buildings were often sacked over the centuries, the surviving doorway of the cathedral is thought to be one of the best works of the Hibernian Romanesque.

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