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Saints in early medieval Scotland
Early medieval Scotland was awash with the comings and goings of saints and the religious sites they founded. While Iona and Saint Columba are perhaps the best known, there were multiple other important sites (and saints) which deserve our attention. These include: Donnan and Eigg; Moluag and Lismore; Maelruba and Applecross; as well as the churches at Rosemarkie and Portmahomack.

Dr Carolyn McNamara's research has focused heavily on turning the spotlight on early medieval religious sites which have received less attention.

In this 45-minute talk for History Scotland, she will discuss the surviving evidence for these foundations and their associated saints, placing them within the wider context of the early medieval world in Scotland and Ireland; thus helping us to more deeply appreciate the rich ecclesiastical history of Scotland.

Dec 14, 2021 06:30 PM in London

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Dr Carolyn McNamara
Dr Carolyn McNamara received her PhD in Celtic from the University of Glasgow. She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the Scottish Medievalists. Her research focuses on monastic networks, saints' cults, seascapes, and travel, with special focus on early medieval Ireland and Scotland.