Colmcille 1500 Launch

A wide range of events on the 6th and 7th December 2020 mark the opening of Colmcille 1500, a year-long celebration of the life, work and heritage of St Colmcille (Latin Columba). There will be real and substantial contact online, with events streamed from Derry, Donegal and Kells in County Meath. Events will continue from […]

Ulster University, Derry: Comóradh Cholmcille


Online seminar in Irish on the patron of Derry and Donegal to celebrate the Colmcille commemorative year. Focused on Irish-medium secondary schools, but open to all interested, and featuring Dr Brian Lacey, Professor Máire Ní Annracháin, Dr Seosamh Ó Ceallaigh, Dr Iain Mac a' Phearsain. writer Proinsias Mac an Bhaird and musicians Lárán Ni Néill […]

Céilí Cholmcille / Cèilidh Chaluim Chille

Songs music and conversation from Ireland and Scotland in Scottish and Irish Gaelic. Participants will include Donegal singers and musicians Brian Ó Domhnaill, Noeleen Ní Cholla, Diane Ní Chanainn,  Aisling Ní Churraighin and Aodh Mac Ruairí, and from Scotland, Chloe Steele, Iain Mac a' Ghobhainn. Calum Ailig Mac a' Mhaoilin and Colm Ó Rua. Ellen […]

Leaving Iona

Leaving Iona by Heather Yule & Donald Smith It’s Columba’s wake. But where does his body belong - in Donegal or Iona? And who will tell the story - the monks, the poets or the women? Join storytellers Heather Yule and Donald Smith for this special performance, as they follow the inner and outer journeys […]

Island Voices Beatha Cholm Cille: The Life of Colmcille by Manus O’Donnell

  Beatha Cholm Cille: The Life of Colmcille by Manus O'Donnell Léacht ar líne sa tsraith Island Voices leis an Dr Niall Comer ó Ollscoil Uladh ar shaothar mór Mhánas Uí Dhónaill de 1532, agus ar a chuid oibre féin ag cur eagar ag ullmhú díolaim den leabhar i nua-Ghaeilge na hÉireann agus na hAlban. […]

Scoil Gheimhridh Chumann Merriman – Oidhreacht Cholm Cille


(Cumann Merriman Winter School - Heritage of Colm Cille: Event in Irish) The Heritage of Colmcille is the theme of this year's Merriman Winter School, an event in Irish. Speakers include Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, and Lillis Ó Laoire, Alan Titley, Pádraig Ó Mianáin and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. The programme includes a virtual tour of the […]

Irish pages 12 – 14 February 2021

Crossways 2021, a major festival of writing from Ireland and Scotland, will take place online over the weekend of the 12th to 14th February 2021. Crossways is organised by the publisher Irish Pages and its editor Chris Agee. This year, in spite of the challenges of COVID, the festival has grown. Seán Ó Coinn, CEO […]

Exhibition on An Cathach – earliest Irish manuscript

To mark the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colm Cille, the Royal Irish Academy Library have curated a new online exhibition which can be seen here. The Royal Irish Academy Library carries a wealth of Columban manuscript material. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. The surviving portion of […]