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Oronsay Priory

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Oronsay Priory

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Oronsay, near the ruins of the Priory

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Priory On The Island Of Oronsay On Visit To The Inner Hebrides Of Scotland

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Oronsay Island Loch Sunart

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Oronsay - Colonsay (2)

Oronsay Priory was a monastery of canons regular on the island of Oronsay, Inner Hebrides, Argyll, off the coast of Scotland. It was in existence by 1353, perhaps founded by John of Islay, Lord of the Isles. It was dedicated to St. Columba, and perhaps was a continuation or a re-activation of an older foundation. Very little is known about it because of the absence of records and its remoteness from the Scottish Lowlands, but on occasions some of the Priors of Oronsay come into the records.
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