Posts Tagged ‘St. Brendan’

Goodbye Columbus
Hello St. Brendan

By Abdon Moriarty Pallasch The idea that Irish monks in an ox-hide boat might have beaten the Conquistadors and the Vikings to America was largely relegated to Irish folklore before 1976. That year, British navigation scholar Tim Severin set off from Ireland in an ox-hide leather “currach” to prove that St. Brendan the Navigator andRead more..

40-Year Anniversary of “Brendan Voyage” Marked in Clare

Explorer and historian Tim Severin celebrated 40 years since he embarked on an epic 4,500 mile voyage across the Atlantic on a leather boat with Shannon Heritage in June at the permanent home of Severin’s original “Brendan Boat” in Craggaunowen, Co. Clare. Severin, right, undertook the voyage to prove the feasibility of the alleged journey ofRead more..