The world’s minority interpreters, let’s agree! With Dr. Ben Kelly

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Ben Kelly is a lecturer in the Department of Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University in Wales. He is from Roscommon in Ireland and is proud to be a member of the group Misneach(d). He graduated with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh last year, with a dissertation on the impact of the 2008 crisis […]

Trinity College Dublin: Peregrinatio in the Careers of Columcille and his Monastic Family

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Columcille in Context: Theologians and Historians in Conversation to Commemorate the 15th Centenary of the Birth of Saint Columba of Iona Professor Jonathan Wooding Honorary Professor, Medieval and Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney Peregrinatio in the Careers of Columcille and his Monastic Family The early Irish motif of peregrinatio (self-exile as an expression of […]

Historic Environment Scotland: Celebrating Columba: St. Columba, the Bard

The patron saint of poetry, Columba is remembered as a teacher of literacy, a defender of bards, a transcriber of manuscripts - and a hero immortalised in the words of others. In this workshop, poet in residence for Historic Environment Scotland Alex Aldred will lead discussions and writing exercises responding to St. Columba's poetic legacy.

Historic Environment Scotland: Celebrating Columba: St. Columba, the Legend

Between his religious work, his political influence, and his intellectual endeavors, it's no surprise that tales and traditions concerning Columba's life still abound in Scotland today. But how much of the legend of St. Columba is really true - and how much does that truth matter? Historic Environment Scotland’s poet in residence Alex Aldred invites […]

Colm Cille 1500: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin / Columba 1500: Texts and Traditions

  The Royal Irish Academy Library carries a wealth of Columban manuscript material, most notably the earliest surviving Irish manuscript book, An Cathach, valuable recensions of the 9th century Amrae Coluimb Chille and the 16th century Betha Choluim Chille, and Early Irish poems ascribed to or associated with the saint. This public lecture series, organised […]