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  St Oran's chapel sitting in the Reilig Odhrain
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  • St Oran's chapel sitting in the Reilig Odhrain - Iona
      St Oran's chapel sitting in the Reilig Odhrain
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  • Grave of ex-Labor leader John Smith - Iona
      Grave of ex-Labor leader John Smith
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  • New leaders lay amongst the old - Iona
      New leaders lay amongst the old
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  • Burial ground for the Lords of the Isles - Iona
      Burial ground for the Lords of the Isles
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  • Not all buried here were kings - Iona
      Not all buried here were kings
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This main cemetery on Iona is the final resting spot for the Lords of the Isles. There are some 60 kings buried here from Norway, Ireland, France and Scotland, as well. Most of the early Christian grave slabs have been removed to protect them, but as a result, the names of the individual graves has been lost. The cemetery remains active and you will find the former British Labor leader John Smith - the leader who preceded Tony Blair - buried here.

Website: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/iona/storanschapel/index.html

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  • Written Sep 29, 2007
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