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.
Earagail Arts Festival, Colmcille & Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde present… Modern Bards: Tiding it into Port. Come join us on the waves in the festival currach. Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde will be on the oars steering the way. Together we’ll…
Bannaght Columb Killey as yeearreeyn share voish Mannin The blessing of Columb Killey and best wishes from Mann. By Phil Gawne [English version of Manx below] Choud’s ta recortyssyn soilshey dooin ta feailley ny margey er ve goll er cummal ayns Skeerey…
Foras na Gaeilge and Bòrd na Gàidhlig are pleased to launch a new website today for the Colmcille programme, which links Ireland and Scotland. The newly designed site is launched on the 9th June, the Feast Day of St Colmcille.…
Iomain Cholmcille began with one international rules match between Micheal Breathnach GAA from Ireland and a Select team of Scottish Gaelic speaking shinty platers in Oban in 2007. At the event’s heart was the Gaelic language, Every player had to…