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.
References in classic literature ?
And they ruled over the famous Tyrenians, very far off in a recess of the holy islands.
The aim of the Welsh Government project is to transform Holy Island into an "iconic destination" making the most of its strategic gateway location.
FENCING contractor Eddie Furnace found himself on a mission - to maintain the Pilgrim's Way to Holy Island.
The Pilgrim's Way to Holy Island has been preserved thanks to the replacement of missing wooden poles marking the route (right)
A MAN seriously injured in an 80ft fall down a sheer cliff drop on Holy Island was an off-duty Cleveland policeman, the force has confirmed.
Twice a day, the North Sea rushes across the mudflats and causeway, closing the door on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, cutting off this remote and lonely Northumbrian outpost from the mainland.
Durham, Northumbria & Holy Island Departing 18 June 2010 from pounds 199.
NEW MILL artist Barbara Townsend is exhibiting her work on Holy Island.
Craigie Aitchison's view of Holy Island pares this choice down to its fundamental simplicities.
EMERGENCY crews launched a sea rescue to come to the aid of a seriously ill little girl who was stranded on Holy Island.
Paul Douglas, Deputy Station Officer at HM Coastguard, Holy Island, said: "We're really pleased we could help to get Anya the care she needed that day.
Married at: Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland.