Celebrating Columba: St. Columba, the Exile


Born to a powerful Irish family, Columba fled his homeland in the company of twelve men and sailed for Scotland, where he would found one of the country's most influential monasteries. In this workshop, poet in residence for Historic Environment Scotland Alex Aldred will lead discussions and writing exercises exploring different perspectives on St. Columba's […]

American Conference for Irish Studies – Heritage, Healing and Home

Ulster University - Magee Campus Northland Road, Derry

In a land feted for its saints and scholars, this year the city will commemorate fifteen hundred years since the birth of Colmcille (Saint Columba), broadly recognised as one of the most important evangelists in the early European Christian church and also a key personality in the scholastic heritage of Ireland and Scotland.

Royal Irish Academy Public Lecture Series 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 by […]