Abbots of Iona - List of Comarbai Coluim Cille and Abbots of Iona, 891–1099

List of Comarbai Coluim Cille and Abbots of Iona, 891–1099

During that abbacies of Diarmait and Indrechtach, almost certainly because of Viking attacks, the relics of Columba were moved to other monastic houses in the Columban familia, such as Kells, Raphoe and Dunkeld. The position of abbot on Iona ceases to have the same significance within the Columban monastic familia, and many comarbai are not based on the island.

Comarbai Coluim Cille to 1099
Incumbent Chief monastery Until Citation(s) Notes
Máel Brigte mac Tornáin Iona/Armagh Died 22 February 927 Máel Brigte had been abbot of Armagh from 883, and may not have spent much time on Iona
Dubthach mac Dubáin Raphoe Died 938
Cáenchomrac Iona Died 947 Was definitely abbot of Iona, but may not have been coarb of Coluim Cille
Robartach Raphoe Died 954
Dub Dúin ua Stepháin unknown Died 959
Dub Scoile mac Cináeda unknown Died 964
Mugrón Iona Died 980/81 Styled "coarb of Colum Cille in Ireland and Scotland"
Máel Ciaráin ua Maigne Iona Martyred 24 December 986 Killed by Vikings
Dúnchad Ua Robacháin Raphoe Died 989
Dub dá Leithe mac Cellaig unknown Died June 998 Dub dá Leithe had been abbot of Armagh from 965
Máel Brigte mac Rímeda Iona Died 1005 Was definitely abbot of Iona, but may not have been coarb of Coluim Cille
Muiredach mac Crícháin Raphoe Resigned 1007 Died 1011; Muiredach was also fer léigind of Armagh
Ferdomnach Kells Died 1008
Máel Muire Ua hUchtáin Kells Died 1009
Flandabra Iona Died 1025 Styled "coarb of Iona"
Máel Eóin Ua Toráin Derry Died 1025 Styled "coarb of Derry"
Máel Muire ua hUchtáin Kells/Raphoe Died 1040 Máel Muire was abbot of both Kells and Raphoe
Murchad mac Flainn ua Máel Sechlainn Kells (?) Deposed (?) 1057 Murchad was abbot of Conard from 1055, as well as briefly king of Mide in 1073; his most likely Columban holding would be Kells.
Robartach mac Ferdomnaig Kells Died 1057
Gilla Críst Ua Maíl Doraid unknown Died 1062 Gilla Críst was called "coarb of Colum Cille in Ireland and Scotland".
Mac meic Báethéne Iona Died 1070
Domnall mac Robartaig Kells Resigned before 1098
Donnchad mac meic Máenaig Iona Died 1099

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