St Colman. St Peters Commondale

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Neil Grimwood on December 21, 2011

Born in Connacht, Ireland, St. Colman became a monk at Iona under St. Columba and was appointed third Bishop of Lindisfarne (the Holy Island monastery founded by St. Aidan). At the Synod of Whitby in 663 or 664, he was the chief defender of the Celtic customs against Sts. Wilfrid and St. Agilbert. When St. Oswy, the Orthodox King, ruled for St. Wilfrid and the Patriarchal practices, St. Colman resigned his bishopric and with a group of Irish and English monks from Lindisfarne founded a monastery on the isle of Innisboffin off the coast of Connacht, a community which continued the Celtic usages. When dissension broke out between the Irish monks and the English monks, he founded another monastery at Mayo and was abbot of both monasteries.

~oOo~ on December 21, 2011

Great history, you shame me. I might have to do the same! Great history, but even better picture! Excellent stuff!

Neil Grimwood on December 21, 2011

Me shaming you Si...nay lad!! i wouldn't dream of it.I'm pleased you approve anyway,you should try it, its just a little added interest.

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 22, 2011

Thanks for the history Neil. Lindisfarne is high on my list of places to visit. I think I will need to live to a healthy 100 to get through my list!! Like it very much. Very good colours.

Cheers, Rosa.

Si Mulgrave on December 23, 2011

I hope you, and all those dear to you have a lovely peaceful Christmas. And I look forward to seeing all your new uploads over the next year.

Keep warm, and take care. All the best for Christmas.


Neil Grimwood on December 23, 2011

Rosa, you'll love Lindisfarne,just watch the tide times if you do ever visit,its another place i would like to re-visit,maybe one day.

Thanks Ian, sometimes you can find bits and pieces of history,well worth it i think,join Si and give it a go.

My thanks Si, our very best wishes to you and your family too,as for the uploads, the feeling is mutual,keep 'em coming mate.Take care yourself,all the best...Neil.

József Rózsa on December 24, 2011

Hello Neil !

Merry Christmas for you !!!

Greetings: RÓZSÁK

Agneta Bodin on December 24, 2011

Very nice shot! Like

Merry Christmas! And A Happy New Year 2012!

Greetings from Sweden, Agneta

Neil Grimwood on December 24, 2011



Thankyou both very much,best wishes to you too....Neil.

Neil Aitkenhead on December 26, 2011

Very nice young man!

Neil Grimwood on December 27, 2011

Young man!! I thought you must be referring to someone else Neil;-))) that will do nicely though,thanks for calling in,hope you all had a nice Christmas...(and a few wee ones...i did;-)

I Like-8 this very nice photo dear friend!!

Happy New Year!!!

Greetings from Greece-Piraeus.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 29, 2011

Fascinating info Neil and fine photo!

Thanks for stopping by earlier..I'm moving home..lock stock and etc! there is much cleaning painting and stuff to do, mostly on my own!

I'll not be posting anything after next weds until I get re-connected to the net..and probably not until the job is done!

Many thanks for your special wishes :)

Of course Neil, in return, I hope that 2012 will be everything you wish for...good health, happiness and peace!

Kind regards!


Neil Grimwood on December 30, 2011

NIKOS1954, many thanks for calling in, best wishes for the New Year to you too...Neil.

Neil Grimwood on December 30, 2011

Thanks Jim, good luck with the new home.

Regards to you...Neil.

fotopeter45 on January 2, 2012

a very nice piece og glass art.


Neil Grimwood on January 5, 2012

Peter, my thanks for your comment,i'm pleased you like it.

Happy New Year to you too...Neil.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on January 14, 2012

It´s a wonderful vitreaux! good shot--Like.-AnaM

Neil Grimwood on January 14, 2012

Hi AnaM, thankyou very much for taking the time to call in...Neil.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 21, 2011
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    by Neil Grimwood
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A300
    • Taken on 2011/12/07 16:07:06
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash