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597 – Death of St. Colomcille (meaning “Dove of the church”), also known as St Columba. A Gaelic Irish missionary monk who, some of his advocates claim, introduced Christianity to the Picts during the Early Medieval Period. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.
St. Colomcille was born on 7 December ca. 521 A.D. to Fedhlimidh and Eithne of the Ui Neill clan in Gartan near Lough Gartan, Co Donegal. On his father’s side he was great-great-grandson of N…