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The Secondary Patrons of Ireland – St. Colmcille

 Colmcille, founder and first abbot of Iona off the coast of Scotland, a prince of the O’Neill clan, a great poet and scholar was born on December 7, 521 in Gartan, County Donegal. His mother, Eithne, was a princess from Leinster, and his father, Fedelmidh, was the great grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages, […]