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Story about churches built by Calum Cille [St Columba], 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/48

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Story about churches built by Calum Cille [St Columba] that when he first arrived in Scotland he built a church in Uist [Uibhist] but he could still see Ireland from there so he pulled it down. He then went to the Isle of Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and built a church there but could not see Ireland from it. It was the same in Aoi [Ì Chaluim Chille/Iona, Earra Ghàidheal, Argyllshire], which were the only two places from which he coudl not see Ireland. Text has been scored out as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1901

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From the Series: 122 folios ; 16.5 cm x 21 cm

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Physical Location

folio 16v, line 16 to folio 17r, line 3

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