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Iona has been a focal point of Christianity since St Columba's arrival here in AD563. In about 1200, Reginald MacDonald of Islay, one of the sons of Somerled, revived old traditions partly lost as a result of Viking raids and restored Iona to its traditional role as a religious centre. What was left of an earlier Columban monastery was replaced. Reginald also built an Augustinian nunnery on the island in which he installed his sister Bethoc as prioress. (more...)
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