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The Voyage of Saint Brendan

A reading by the Dean of Canterbury

The Voyage of Saint Brendan, Journey to the Promised Land is the wonderful tale (from the translation by John J O’Meara), of one of the most famous and enduring stories of Western Christendom, the Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis, written in Ireland perhaps as early as the year 800. While the routes of Saint Brendan’s journeys remain a subject of controversy, the tale itself is of great interest – a strongly integrated text which derives from several centuries of Irish literary tradition.

Translated from the original Latin by John J. O’Meara and permission for the reading granted by Mr Colin Smythe of Colin Smythe Limited, Gerards Cross, Bucks.

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Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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