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Iona, Cladh an Disirt. Photographic copy of drawing showing view from South-West.

SC 376637

Description Iona, Cladh an Disirt. Photographic copy of drawing showing view from South-West.

Catalogue Number SC 376637

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 45939 CN

Scope and Content Abbey on Iona, Argyll and Bute The Benedictine abbey of Iona stands 250 m from the W shore of the Sound of Iona and overlies part of the earlier monastery founded by St Columba. The abbey was built around 1200 AD and remodeled several times. It was restored in the 20th century. This is a view of the restored abbey from the SW. Work on consolidating the ruin began in the 19th century. In 1899, the 8th Duke of Argyll turned the religious buildings over to a group of Trustees and full restoration began with the choir in 1902. The original monastery on Iona was founded by St Columba around AD 563, after he had left Ireland to preach to the Picts. The Irish church continued on Iona until the monastery became part of the Benedictine order around AD 1200. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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