St Fursey- Feast day 16 jan, Patron of the Parish of Headford. His great sanctity was early discerned, he was an ascetic, wearing thin clothing year around.St Bede&others wrote about St Fursey intense ecstasies&visions. He founded a monastery,&made miracles during his journey.In France in 648, the only son of Duke Hayson was dead.At the prayer of St Fursey the body was restored.
King Oswald asked Irish Saint Aidan (7th cent), a monk at the monastery of St Columba, to convert Northumbria. The king gave him the island of Lindisfarne, and the saint founded a famous monastery. Once, when the two dined together, a servant said many poor people waited outside. The king ordered all their food be given them, including the silver plates, which would be broken up for them. Saint Aidan prayed Oswald's generous right hand may never perish. It was incorrupt for centuries. (Aug…
Saint Brendan the Voyager (6th cent) founded several monasteries in Ireland and became Abbot of the largest, Clonfert. He traveled as a missionary to the Scottish Islands, possibly Wales, and was dubbed 'Brendan the Voyager.' The early 9th cent romance "The Voyage of Brendan" portrayed him as a discoverer of far western lands. The account proves that Irish voyagers visited America as early as the 8th cent, before the Vikings, but not that St Brendan himself made such voyages. (May 16)
St. Nectan of Hartland (county of Devon, UK) (Feast day: 17th June) He was a 5th-century holy man who lived in Stoke, Hartland, in the English county of Devon, where the prominent Church of Saint Nectan, Hartland is dedicated to him. He is also associated with St Nectan's Glen and Waterfall at Trethevy, near Tintagel, in Cornwall, where it is claimed he spent some time as a hermit.
St Comgall (c510 – c602) was an early Irish saint and the founder and abbot of the Irish monastery at Bangor (founded c553) who flourished in the sixth century. He studied under Finian at Clonard, and St. Mobhi at the school of Glasnevin, with St. Kieran of Clonmacnoise and St Canice (Ciarán) of Aghaboe. Lugidius, the bishop who ordained him, put him off to go to Britain and spread the Christian faith; instead, he persuaded him to remain in Ireland to do that.