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Small engraving of Iona Abbey. titled 'Iona' adding 'or Icolmkill, is a small island, situated near the isle of Mull, in Argyleshire, famous for a Monastery founded by St Columba, who came from Irelan ...

DP 096389

Description Small engraving of Iona Abbey. titled 'Iona' adding 'or Icolmkill, is a small island, situated near the isle of Mull, in Argyleshire, famous for a Monastery founded by St Columba, who came from Ireland in the year 565; and, after converting the northern Picts, obtained this place, where he built the Monastery above mentioned, and was himself the first Abbot. The original inhabitants of this house were Conons [sic] Regular; but aterwards, upon the old cloisters being ruined by the frequent incursions of the Danes, and remaining depopulated for seven years, it became the residence of the Clunicenses. This view of the Cathedral is from the S.E. By whom it was originally built is uncertain. According to Boethius, it was only rebuilt in the 7th century, by Maldivinus the 55th King of Scotland.' In the top left corner is the mongram ADC. [Adam de Cardonnell "Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland 1788."]

Date c. 1788

Collection General Collection

Catalogue Number DP 096389

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of RAB 292/192

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