Bay of the Martyrs

(Port nam Mairtir)

A small bay of sand and rocky outcrops on the east coast of Iona in the Inner Hebrides, Martyr's Bay (Gael: Port nam Mairtir) lies immediately to the south of Baile Mor, the island's principal settlement. In 806 AD, Viking raiders killed 68 monks here, representing the entire community of Iona Abbey.

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