So it was with Celtic saints, and Adamnan, in his life of St Columba, i.
Much more important is the enlargement of that work by Adamnan, who became abbot of Iona in 679.
Reeves, Life of St Columba, written by Adamnan (Dublin, 1857); W.
As these two references suggest, the festival was associated with a professional pilgrimage, in commemoration of the passing of Christ and his apostles to the Mount of Olives; such a procession is described by Adamnan, abbot of Iona, as taking place at Jerusalem in the 7th century, when the feast was celebrated in the church on Mount Olivet (de loc. sand.
On his return he was driven by contrary winds to Britain, and so came to Iona, where he related his experiences to his host, the abbot Adamnan (679-704).
This narrative, as written out by Adamnan, was presented to Aldfrith the Wise, last of the great Northumbrian kings, at York about 701, and came to the knowledge of Bede, who inserted a brief summary of the same in his Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, and also drew up a separate and longer digest which obtained great popularity throughout the middle ages as a standard guide-book (the so-called Libellus de locis sanctis) to the Holy Places of Syria.
ADAMNAN, or Adomnan (c. 624-704), Irish saint and historian, was born at Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland, about the year 624.
Adamnan wrote a Life of St Columba, which, though abounding in fabulous matter, is of great interest and value.
See Bede, Historiae Ecclesiasticae gentis Anglorum, edited by C. Plummer (Oxford, 1896); Adamnan, Vita S.
The north and Iona on the other hand refused to give in until Adamnan induced the north of Ireland to yield in 697, while Iona held out until 716, although by this time the monastery had lost its influence in Pictland.
In 697 an assembly was held at Tara in which a law known as Cain Adamnain was passed, at the instance of Adamnan, prohibiting women from taking part in battle; a decision that shows how far Ireland with its tribal system lagged behind Teutonic and Latin countries in civilization.