Iona Abbey and Nunnery

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  • In AD563, Columba came to Iona from Ireland with twelve companions, and founded a monastery. The abbey was transformed into a Benedictine monastery in about 1200. Its buildings were restored in the 1900s and in 1938, the Iona Community was founded to revive its traditions of work, worship and teaching. The Abbey is well known as being ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland.

    In front of the Abbey stands the 9th century St Martin’s Cross, one of the best preserved Celtic crosses in the British Isles.

  • Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 11°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the evening.
     
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      5:57 am    8:52 pm
    Tuesday, Apr 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       14%  43%   22 mph
      5:55 am    8:54 pm

    Wednesday, Apr 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:52 am    8:56 pm
    Thursday, Apr 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       3%  79%   14 mph
      5:50 am    8:58 pm

    Friday, Apr 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       1%  76%   6 mph
      5:48 am    9:00 pm
    Saturday, Apr 29th
     Windy starting in the afternoon and light rain overnight.
     
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       8%  87%   24 mph
      5:45 am    9:02 pm

    Sunday, Apr 30th
     Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy in the morning.
     
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       77%  92%   15 mph
      5:43 am    9:04 pm
    Monday, May 1st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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       58%  52%   15 mph
      5:41 am    9:06 pm

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