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St Moluags Cathedral in 2006
St Moluags Cathedral in 2006

St. Moluag's Cathedral is located on the Scottish island of Lismore just off the coast of Oban. Image File history File linksMetadata StMoluogsCathedral. ... Image File history File linksMetadata StMoluogsCathedral. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. ... View of Oban from Druim Mor. ...


Saint Moluag (Old Irish Mo-Luóc) (d. 592), founded a monastery on the island. It was a major centre of Celtic Christianity, and the seat of the later medieval bishopric of Argyll or the Isles. To modern eyes it seems an isolated location for such a centre, but in an era when the fastest and most reliable transport was by water, Lismore was ideally situated. Events After the great slaughter at Woddesbeorg, Ceawlin is deposed as both king of Wessex and Bretwalda. ...


The Diocese of Argyll was Scotland's most impoverished diocese, and the fourteenth century Cathedral was very modest in scale. Only the choir survives, in greatly altered form, the nave and western tower having been reduced to their foundations. The chief surviving medieval features are three doorways, one blocked, another originally the entrance through the pulpitum, a piscina and the triple-arched sedilia. Several late medieval graveslabs are preserved in the church or adjoining graveyard. The Diocese of Argyll was an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland in the Middle Ages. ...


The building is in use as the parish church of Lismore; a congregation of the Church of Scotland. It is also linked with Appin Parish Church on the mainland. The parish is currently without a minister; the previous minister the Reverend John A. H. Murdoch moved to Largo & Newburn linked with Largo St David's, Fife, in 2006. The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ...


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But, for all that, Lismore’s history is inextricably linked with the Church, from St Carthage’s monastery in the sixth century to the Cathedral named in his honour a thousand years later – a story beguilingly told in the Heritage Centre in the town.
Dating from the 1500's the Cathedral incorporates the remains of an earlier Christian Church built in 1885, is reputed to be one of the finest examples of Lombardo Romanesque architecture in the country.
Lismore is a place where you can relax and enjoy a stroll on any of the sign posted walks in and around the town taking in the charm of it's fine collection of 18th and 19th Century buildings.
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