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Adomnán [St Adomnán] (627/8?–704), abbot of Iona and writer

Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/110

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Adomnán [St Adomnán] (627/8?–704), abbot of Iona and writer, who became known to history as the ninth abbot of Iona and the outstanding Irish churchman of his day, was born of the royal line of Cenél Conaill, a dynasty which formed part of the over-kingdom of the northern ...

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Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church ; Biographical Studies ; Christianity

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