Foxford Woollen Blankets. Foxford woollen mills were established in 1892 by the Irish Sisters of Charity. Their objective was to provide the means whereby local people could earn a livelihood. 100% Lambs Wool. Dry Clean only. Measures 147 x 178cm. We have a variety of products in this range.
St Columba of Terryglass (+552). Monk and disciple of St. Finnian of Clonard. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is said to have administered the viaticum to Finnian when he was dying because of the plague. He founded the celebrated monastery of Tirdaglas (Tir-da-glasí),or Terryglass in 548. It is said that he visited Tours and brought from there the relics of St. Martin of Tours.
St. Brendan the Navigator: Today is the feast of St. Brendan called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", or "the Bold". He is one of the early Irish monastic saints and chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed," also called Saint Brendan's Island. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. #Catholic #Pray
Celtic Monasticism. One of the outstanding features of Celtic Christianity was the monastic movement. Thousands of people learned about the earliest monks from the deserts of Egypt and Palestine, and copied their way of life. Tiny hermitages were built on cliffs, and rocky outcrops became monastic sites.