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Áedán mac Gabráin

(d. c. 608) king of Dál Riata

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Aethelfrith

Aethelfrith  

Son of Aethelric, became king of Bernicia in 593 and added the neighbouring kingdom of Deira. His first wife was Bebba; the second was Acha, daughter of Aelle, king of Deira, by whom he had seven ...
battle of Degsastan

battle of Degsastan  

603.This was apparently a severe defeat for *Ædan, king of Dalriada, at the hands of *Æthelfrith of Northumbria. The site of the battle is probably Dawston Rigg in Liddesdale.
church institutions

church institutions  

1. early medieval;2. medieval;3. post‐Reformation;4. Presbyterian Church and factions, 1649–1690;5. Presbyterian Church and denominations, post‐1690;6. Highlands.1. early medieval;2. medieval;3. ...
Dálriada

Dálriada  

An ancient Gaelic kingdom in northern Ireland whose people (the Scots) established a colony in SW Scotland from about the late 5th century. By the 9th century Irish Dalriada had declined but the ...
Druim Cett

Druim Cett  

The site of a meeting between Áedán mac Gabráin, king of Dál Riata, and Áed mac Ainmerech, Uí Néill high king, is traditionally identified with the Mullagh, a small flat‐topped ...
St Columba

St Columba  

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(c. 521–97),Irish abbot and missionary. He established the monastery at Iona in c.563, and converted the Picts to Christianity. St Columba contributed significantly to the literature of Celtic ...

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