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TITLE
View from north of Iona, looking north
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_117_P004
PLACENAME
Iona
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31381
KEYWORDS
islands
Iona
St Columba
coasts
religion
saints
pilgrimages
View from north of Iona, looking north

The island of Iona is located in the Inner Hebrides to the west of the Ross of Mull. The island has an area of over 2100 acres and rises to a height of 100m (328ft) at Dun I. Iona is associated with the Irish monk Columba who landed there is 563 AD. The monastery that St Columba set up became a centre for learning and a site of pilgrimage. The Book of Kells was most probably written at Iona before being moved to Kells for safe keeping from Viking raiders.

To the north of Iona lies the island of Staffa, famed for its basalt columns and caves. Staffa can be seen in the background of this illustration.

This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)

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View from north of Iona, looking north

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

1890s

islands; Iona; St Columba; coasts; religion; saints; pilgrimages

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The island of Iona is located in the Inner Hebrides to the west of the Ross of Mull. The island has an area of over 2100 acres and rises to a height of 100m (328ft) at Dun I. Iona is associated with the Irish monk Columba who landed there is 563 AD. The monastery that St Columba set up became a centre for learning and a site of pilgrimage. The Book of Kells was most probably written at Iona before being moved to Kells for safe keeping from Viking raiders.<br /> <br /> To the north of Iona lies the island of Staffa, famed for its basalt columns and caves. Staffa can be seen in the background of this illustration.<br /> <br /> This image is taken from 'An Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Examination of Fingal's Cave in the Island of Staffa', by JP Maclean (1890)