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St Columcille #1 by Julesrules

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Colum Cille was born in Donegal. Sometimes he is referred to as Columba, which is the Latin for Dove.
He was one of the best scribes of his time &is said to have created over 300 books during his lifetime. One of his works is The Book of Durrow
In 563 he left Ireland with a number of his followers for the west coast of Scotland,where he founded a monastery on the island of Iona & where the Book Of Kells was created
Colum Cille died there on June 9th 597.


donegal, ireland, religion, st columba

I live in the lovely county of Leitrim in Ireland & have been taking photographs for about 5 years
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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Fascinating and informative.

  • I have the cross that goes with this – but missed some great stones with holes in for curing warts :-)

    – Julesrules

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago


  • thanks very much

    – Julesrules

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent find..and love your notes!

  • he seems to be in the top 3 along with St Patrick & St Brigid

    – Julesrules

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 4 years ago

    great catch

  • thanks Sean:-))

    – Julesrules

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely amazing to capture something that old isn’t it?? Wonderful.. :)))

  • I must put up the cross that goes with this

    – Julesrules

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynover 3 years ago

    Love the history, I will google some of the facts to enlighten myself, I’ve never heard of these stories. Surprised at how clear the image is, must be a relatively new stone with inscriptions huh!?

  • the stone & celtic cross are fairly new but there are some VERY old stones with marks on them in the same location

    – Julesrules

  • dogsbody
    dogsbodyover 3 years ago

    awesome, great shot

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    thanks fo coming back here to comment :-)

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