#OTD in Irish History – 7 December:

521 – Birth of Saint Columba (Columba of Iona) or in Old Irish, as Colm Cille, Columbkill, Columbkille or Columcille (meaning ‘Dove of the church’). He was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who, some of his advocates claim, introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the Early Medieval Period. He […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 7 December:

521 – Birth of Saint Columba (Columba of Iona) or in Old Irish, as Colm Cille, Columbkill, Columbkille or Columcille (meaning ‘Dove of the church’). He was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who, some of his advocates claim, introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the Early Medieval Period. He […]

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Today in Irish History – 7 December:

521 – Birth of Saint Columba (Columba of Iona) or in Old Irish, as Colm Cille, Columbkill, Columbkille or Columcille (meaning ‘Dove of the church’). He was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who, some of his advocates claim, introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the Early Medieval Period. He […]

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Today in Irish History – 7 December:

521 – Birth of Saint Columba sometimes referred to as Columba of Iona, or, in Old Irish, as Colm Cille, Columbkill, Columbkille or Columcille (meaning “Dove of the church”). He was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who, some of his advocates claim, introduced Christianity to the Kingdom of the Picts during the […]

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Today in Irish History – 7 December:

521 – Birth of St. Columcille, Irish bard and monk honoured in all the Celtic lands. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. 1487 – The Earl of Desmond is murdered at the instigation of his brother, John; another brother, Maurice, is his heir. 1688 – Thirteen ‘Apprentice Boys’ refuse to let a […]

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