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.
The Turas Colmcille committee in Donegal and Derry is seeking to develop Slí Cholmcille as a network of walking trails linking the main Columban Heritage sites across the two counties. The Camino-style walk across Donegal and Derry will take twelve…
There is much to learn from Colmcille and the legacy of his communities, and there are also materials to draw on: Learning materials and competition from Donegal: Maureen Curran of Loretto Community School, Milford, Donegal, has developed cross-curricular educational materials.…
As part of its multi-faceted commemoration of the 1500th anniversary of Colm Cille’s birth, the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has commissioned seven new artworks. The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the…
Foras na Gaeilge, Museum nan Eilean and Donegal Language Planning Officers will host an Ireland and Scotland Cèilidh on April 30, 2021 – 8 pm live on Facebook. The event will consist of songs, music, and storytelling from Ireland and…