Welcome to Cnoc a' Chalmain
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|On Scotland's sacred Isle of Iona “Cnoc a' Chalmain”, the “Hill of the Dove ”, has been established as a House of Prayer under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church. It was officially opened by Archbishop Keith O'Brien in the spring of 1997, the 1400th anniversary year of St Columba's death on Iona.||Cnoc a' Chalmain provides a peaceful place of prayer for all pilgrims in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Cnoc a' Chalmain also offers a unique opportunity for a single room stay on Iona, with the possibility of sharing in the ecumenical services of the island.|
Cnoc a' Chalmain
(Charity No: SC018882)
Céud míle faílte (a hundred thousand welcomes)
Sister Jean Lawson rscj (Warden)
How To Find Us
The House of Prayer is five minutes' walk from the ferry. Follow the road from the pier past the Nunnery ruins. Do not turn right to the Abbey but continue straight on to the road end, then turn left through a farm gate and Cnoc a' Chalmain is the second house on the right.
It takes about two and a half hours to reach Iona from Oban, travelling by ferry to Mull, then by road across Mull to the Iona ferry at Fionnphort. A regular train or bus service operates from Glasgow to Oban with a journey time of about three hours.
|For travel information to Mull and Iona contact:|
|Ferries||Caledonian MacBrayne||calmac.co.uk||01631 566688 (Oban)|
|Buses on Mull||West Coast Motors||westcoastmotors.co.uk||01680 812313|
|Taxi on Iona||Iona Taxi||ionataxi.co.uk||07810 325990|
For information about the work of the Colmcille Trust in founding Cnoc a' Chalmain, click here.
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