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Columba [St Columba, Colum Cille]locked

(c. 521–597)
  • Máire Herbert


Columba [St Columba, Colum Cille] (c. 521–597), monastic founder, was also known by the Old Irish name of Colum Cille, meaning, approximately, ‘Church Dove’. He was the son of Fedelmid, of the royal lineage of Conall Gulban mac Néill, and of Ethne, daughter of ...

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S. Mac Airt & G. Mac Niocaill, eds., (1983)
Oxford Medieval Texts