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SAINT BRENDAN'S CATHEDRAL

SAINT BRENDAN
Clonfert, County Galway , Ireland
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BACKGROUND

Clonfert Cathedral, also known as St. Brendan’s Cathedral, is a twelfth-century Hiberno-Romanesque structure on the site of Saint Brendan’s sixth-century monastery in Clonfert, Ireland. Although the building currently serves a Church of Ireland congregation, Irish Protestants and Catholics share interest in preserving this relic of their common cultural heritage. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The Heritage Council of Ireland conducted a detailed conditions survey and planning study of Saint Brendan's. Several actions, including removal of past repairs and organic growths, and repointing of stones, were suggested.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Founded by Saint Brendan, known as "the navigator" because of his legendary voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in the sixth century, the cathedral at Clonfert functioned throughout the Middle Ages as a vibrant monastery. (...)