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Adomnán of Iona, Adamnan, Adomnanus, Adamnanus
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Adomnán of Iona

Date of Birth: c. 625

Place of Birth: County Donegal, Ireland

Date of Death: 704

Place of Death: Iona Abbey, Scotland


Adomnán was an Irish monk, who in 679 became the Abbot of Iona, the foremost Irish monastery in Scotland. He is best known as the author of a life of Saint Columba, founder of Iona, and of a treatise of law, the Cain Adomnan.

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Bede, Ecclesiastical history of the English people, ed. J. …

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Tolan, John, “Adomnán of Iona, Adamnan, Adomnanus, Adamnanus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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