Iona: a map

The Iona Community



Wild Goose Publications

580 x 825 mm  folded to 103 x 193 mm, with laminated card cover

‘I sometimes take this map out – when I’ve been away from Iona for far too long a time – and read it like a poetry book: I gaze at the beautiful artwork and place names: ‘Sacred hollow’, ‘The old man’s hill’, ‘Port of the coracle’, ‘Bay at the back of the ocean’, ‘White strand of the monks’, ‘Port of black stones’, ‘The pigeons’ cave’… Reading the map takes me back to all the magical and life-changing times I’ve had on Iona. It somehow helps me to find myself again and to rekindle the wonder.’

IONA – burial place of Scottish kings and a cradle for Christianity over fifteen centuries – is situated off the island of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland. Each year it attracts over 120,000 visitors.

This map is for all those visitors. It is also for all those around the world who will never make the physical journey. For it evokes the history and poetry of the isle of Iona, including detailed sections on the Abbey, the village, the geology of Iona and the 18-hole Iona ‘golf course’.

It is both for practical use and for taking you back to the sacred isle.

This is a new but unaltered production of the map originally published in 1983.




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