Bringing together speakers of Scottish and Irish Gaelic
Colmcille is a partnership between Foras na Gaeilge in Ireland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Scotland: it fosters communication and collaboration between the Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic language communities.
The aim of Colmcille is “to bring together speakers of Scottish and Irish Gaelic”.
Colmcille operates through grant schemes and through facilitating and initiating projects.
ST COLUMBA TRAIL
Follow the Slí Cholmcille to Ireland and Scotland to reveal the life and legends of this enduring figure.
Starting in December 2020, there will be a year-long commemoration marking the birth 1500 years ago of the 6th century St Colmcille or Columba. The saint and his rich legacy have shaped Ireland, Scotland and the north of England. The legacy continues to transcend borders and to inspire cooperation, not least in the Gaelic tradition of Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Below is the latest news from Colmcille partners and projects. Send us any relevant news, images and videos for inclusion on the site.
Catriona Patience is a multimedia artist from the west of Ireland, who now lives and works in Scotland. Her seasonal art celebrates her encounters with the outside world through photography, textiles and paint. To celebrate Colmcille 1500 Catriona has created…
There is much to learn from Colmcille and the legacy of his communities. Maureen Curran of Milford Community School, Donegal, has developed cross-curricular educational materials. It is linked to sites associated with Colmcille or Columba, and provides a model which…
Monday 7th December 2020 marks the beginning of Colmcille 1500, a year-long commemoration of 1500 years since the birth of St. Columba and of his legacy. The year will begin and end on the 7th December, the traditional birthday of…
by Phil Baarda and Derek Robertson As we know, St Columba, Colmcille, came to Scotland from overseas and has become an iconic part of our culture and history. So too have many familiar and not-so-familiar plant and animals. In more…