- an island in the Hebrides, off the W coast of Scotland: center of early Celtic Christianity.
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Then Iona,—'the sacred place which as long as I can remember, I had thought on with veneration.'
One passage from it has become famous,—his description of Iona.
The vine characters of Iona are not as good as those of the fruit.
Choicer grapes, as Delaware, Iona and Dutchess, often sell from $75 to $100 a ton.
In 818 they were brought back, and the monastery at Iona was rebuilt with stone.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys
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- an island off the W coast of Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides: site of St Columba's monastery (founded in 563) and an important early centre of Christianity. Area: 854 ha (2112 acres)
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