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Enda: Pronounced as it is written County: Galway This 5th-century monk was once a warrior. After many battles and conquests, in a bid to make him change, his sister, St. Fanchea, offered him the hand of a young woman in her convent. Unbeknownst to Enda, the woman was dying. She died before the wedding and Fanchea used this as a sign to show Enda he had to end his violent ways. He did, and eventually gaining land from the King, he founded a monastery at Aran Mor, one of a trio of islands off the west coast of Ireland.

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