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.
A great number of events have been organised throughout Ireland and Scotland as part of Colmcille 1500. We are delighted to report that the Colmcille programme of Foras na Gaeilge has given commissions to a range of artists in Ireland…
Colmcille Folklore with Gearóidín Breathnach Colmcille has a special place in the folklore of Ireland and Scotland. For this reason, Foras na Gaeilge asked the renowned storyteller Gearóidín Breathnach and LIGID TV Productions to make a series of short videos,…
The 23 September is the feast-day of St Adhamhnán. A century after the death of St Colmcille, or Columba, Adhamhnán was the 9th abbot of Iona. It was he who wrote the Life of Columba or Vita Columbae and gave…
As part of the Colmcille 1500 commemorations, a number of commissions will be awarded to artists from Ireland and Scotland, as recently advertised on social media. These awards are for work in any artistic medium addressing an aspect of the…