Event: Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration, Grant and GiftColumba 1.establishing a monastery at Iona

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Description Columba 1 received from the Picts the island of Iona in order to establish a monastery there.
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*Bede 1 notes that Columba 1's successors were still holding the monastery in his day. *From both Iona and Durrow sprang very many monasteries which were established by Columba 1's disciples in Britian and Ireland. Iona held pre-eminence *This island had always had an abbot for its ruler, to whose authority, the whole kingdom, including even bishops, had to be subjects.

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