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European Pilgrimage Walks: A Personal Perspective


Colum Cille famously left Ireland and founded the monastery of Iona on a small island in the middle of the Hebridean sea-lanes. Our scanty evidence suggests he left Ireland in 563; that Iona was founded relatively quickly and that he died there in 597 after a career which, at various stages, involved journeys ranging from the Irish midlands to the north of the Great Glen in Scotland.

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