Holy Island


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Holy Island

or Lin·dis·farne  (lĭn′dĭs-färn′)
An island off the coast of northeast England near the Scottish border. At low tide the island is connected with the mainland by a stretch of sand. Saint Aidan (died 651) established Celtic Christianity in England by founding a monastery here in 635. Danes destroyed the settlement in 793.

Holy Island

n
1. (Placename) Also called: Lindisfarne an island off the NE coast of Northumberland, linked to the mainland by road but accessible only at low water: site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in 635
2. (Placename) an island off the NW coast of Anglesey. Area: about 62 sq km (24 sq miles)

Ho′ly Is′land


n.
1. Also called Lindisfarne. an island off the E coast of Northumberland, England. 3 mi. (4.8 km) long.
2. Formerly, Hol′yhead Is′land. an island off the W coast of Anglesey, in NW Wales. 7 mi. (11 km) long.
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And they ruled over the famous Tyrenians, very far off in a recess of the holy islands.
As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed (HLF) Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme, which covers Holy Island, the missing poles have now been replaced.
Louise Ross, who writes under the name LJ Ross, penned her first book, Holy Island, after being inspired when she passed Lindisfarne during a train journey from Newcastle to Edinburgh.
A missing man sparked a major search operation as a helicopter and specialist teams scoured Holy Island to find him.
A spokesperson for the Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Coastguard Officers arrived on-scene at Holy Island Causeway and located all four jet skis aground, scattered between Holy Island, Snook Point and the mainland at Goswick.
It's the very first time that Ray and Billy have played there with The Lindisfarne Story and to get fans safely onto Holy Island and back, Tyne Idols have provided a special 'Festival Express' return bus service.
A community archaeology project on Holy Island, off Northumberland, has uncovered the complete outline and foundations of a church which could date back as far as the 7th century.
The Community of Aidan and Hilda, which draws inspiration from the lives of the Celtic saints, is seeking the green light from planners for a new chapel at its base on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
The children drew inspiration for their designs from the landscape and wildlife of the Holy Island area and staff from the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve were on hand to help.
The find in the dig by volunteers has been described by historic buildings expert Peter Ryder as "probably the most significant archaeology find ever on Holy Island."
They were then taken back to Holy Island. A picture of rescued dog Arlow was posted online by the Coastguard rescuers.
A DRIVER had to be rescued after getting stuck in the mud on the Holy Island causeway in Northumberland.