Historical figures

This is the category for famous people in Irish History

St Patrick (c.387 – c.460 a.d) Shamrocks & Snakes

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Saint Patrick, the son of a Welsh Roman and a former slave was born in c.387 a.d and died 460 a.d. He is the primary patron saint of Ireland and is credited with bringing [...]

St Patrick (c.387 – c.460 a.d) Shamrocks & Snakes2020-04-26T14:15:27+00:00

St Bridget (451 – 525 a.d) Ireland’s first spice girl

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Saint Brigit of Kildare is one of Ireland's patron saints along with Patrick and Columba. Her name is also variously spelled as Brigid, Bridget, Bridgit, Bríd, and Bride and is sometimes also known as [...]

St Bridget (451 – 525 a.d) Ireland’s first spice girl2020-04-26T14:16:03+00:00

St Ciaran (516 – 544 a.d) lived fast died young

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Saint Ciarán of Clonmacnoise was supposedly the son of a carpenter and was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. His name has produced many variant spellings, including Ceran, Kieran, and Queran. He was [...]

St Ciaran (516 – 544 a.d) lived fast died young2020-04-26T14:17:25+00:00

St Columba (521 – 597 a.d) carrying the faith beyond Ireland

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Saint Columba was an Irish abbot and missionary. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He was highly regarded by both [...]

St Columba (521 – 597 a.d) carrying the faith beyond Ireland2020-04-26T14:33:57+00:00