I was just counting up the number of Irish Saints I have encountered, or known , or heard of in my life time and was surprised how many there are. They may not be ever raised to the Altars of the Church but I have no doubt they were saints. Sometimes they even had a widespread reputation of Holiness and a little Cult sprung up around them after their deaths. There are very modern saints , I mean people in my own lifetime. I have also met saints from other countries, although I'll not write of them here and now. I would love to hear of Irish Saints other people have met. It is a wonderful cheering topic in these grim times. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.