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Dull and the surrounding area has been inhabited for at least 5000 years. Many remnants - stone circles, standing stones end hill forts - testify to inhabitants from around 3000 BC. Unfortunately much stonework has been removed to provide for stone dykes and buildings of modern usage.
Irish born, he joined the Iona religious community and is famed for his biography of St. Columba. He set up his religious cell in Glen Lyon using Dull (or Tulli, as it was then known) as a place of solitude and retreat. Adamnan died around 704 AD, having been attributed with the halting of the plague rife in the area at the time. Summoning God's help, he cast the evil spirits of the disease onto a rock on which he had placed his foot. The rock is by the road side at Camustrachan in Glen Lyon. Two stone crosses were erected in gratitude for the miracle.
The ancient monastic site at Dull (exact site is disputed) signalled the end of the Celtic influence in this church. In the 12th Century it was converted to a Tironensian Priory by the Crown (David I, 1124-1153). The Tironension order was Benedictine in style, founded in France by Bernard, a monk from Poitiers.
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