Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes - or Paganism - Out of Ireland?
Saint John's Cross~ The religious center at Iona was started with St. Columcille, a priest who was cast out of Ireland for disagreeing with his kinsman, the king. He brought Christianity to the Pictish folk of Scotland, and established a dynasty of monasticism on the island.
historically important 9th c Bible cover from Rinnagan, Cty. Roscommon, Ireland, shows strongly Celtic elements in Christ's face and robe of triple spirals and knotwork. The original is housed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.