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TITLE
View of Iona
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P277
PLACENAME
Iona
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31140
KEYWORDS
pilgrimages
saints
View of Iona

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows a view of the island of Iona. Sitauated at the western tip of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, it was an important centre for pilgrimages, celtic christianity and monasticism during the middle ages. The sacred isle also became a burial ground for Kings of Scotland, Ireland and Norway. The island is three miles long and one mile broad. Its name means "dove" in Hebrew, called after Saint Columba, founder of its fame

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View of Iona

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

1760s

pilgrimages; saints;

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows a view of the island of Iona. Sitauated at the western tip of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, it was an important centre for pilgrimages, celtic christianity and monasticism during the middle ages. The sacred isle also became a burial ground for Kings of Scotland, Ireland and Norway. The island is three miles long and one mile broad. Its name means "dove" in Hebrew, called after Saint Columba, founder of its fame