Feast day: Aug. 31
The founder of a great center of Celtic Christianity.
Feast day: May 16
Patron of boatmen, sailors, travelers, and whales.
Feast day: Feb. 1
Patron of babies, blacksmiths, cows and dairy workers, Ireland, midwives, poets, sailors, scholars, and travelers.
Feast day: June 9
Patron of bookbinders, Ireland, poets, and Scotland
Feast day: Nov. 23
It is no wonder that this saint's emblem is the bear, as he seems to have had a knack for causing trouble.
Feast day: Jan. 15
The revered teacher of St. Brendan.
Feast day: June 3
Patron of blackbirds, the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland, and Glendalough, Ireland.
Feast day: Sept. 9
A visionary who founded a great Irish monastery.
Feast day: Nov. 3
The first Irish saint to be canonized by a pope, in 1199.
St. Oliver Plunket
Feast day: July 11
The last Catholic martyr to die at Tyburn, he was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975.