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Twelve holy Irishmen of the sixth century who studied at Clonard in Neath at the school founded by St. Finian around 520. The twelve apostles of Erin were: St. Ciaran of Saighir, St. Ciaran of Clonmaenois, St. Brendan of Birr, St. Brendan of Clonfert, St. Columba of Tir-da-Glasi, St. Columba of lona, St. Mobhi of Glasnevin, St. Ruadhan of Lorrha, St. Senan of Iniscathay, St. Ninnidh of Loch Erne, St. Lasserian mac Madfraech and St. Canice of Aghaboe.

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