Léachtaí Cholm Cille, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad 2021

Léachtaí Cholm Cille is an annual series of lectures at the University of Maynooth and an important forum for academic discussion through the medium of Irish.This year it takes the form of a conference Stair agus ficsean ó Beatha Cholaim Chille go Bealach na Spáinneach. Further information here  

TLRH | Freemen out with the Tribe


Online Lecture by Dr Alexander O'Hara, Department of Celtic Languages & Literatures, Harvard University in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub. The event will be Chaired by Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub. This year marks the 15th centenary of the birth of Saint Columcille/ Columba of Iona, born […]

Féile Chois Fharraige 2021

Féile Chois Fharraige 17th - 21st November. A large range of events celebrating our culture and local landscape. Colmcille's Concert 20th November 20.00pm A concert by musicians and singers from areas associated with St. Colmcille in commemoration of the year of his birth 1,500 years ago. Peformers from Scotland, Derry, Donegal, County Meath and Conemara. […]

Éigse Cholmcille 2021 – Oidhreacht Cholmcille (The Columban Heritage)

University of Ulster - Magee Campus Friday 19 November - 20 November - 12.00pm - Room MU 114 Oidhreacht Cholm Cille (The Columban Heritage) The conference is devoted to celebrating the literary, historical, cross-cultural and folklore tradition and oral heritage of one of the most renowned Irish saints, St. Colmcille. The speakers to the conference […]

St Columba’s Women


A British Sign Language interpreted celebration of the life of St Columba on the 1,500th Anniversary of his birth through the sacred music of women composers with special guest Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones Gaelic Crowned Bard 2019-2021 When St Columba (Colmcille) built his monastery on Iona in the 6th century, he banished all women (and cows, […]

Colm Cille an Naomh Dána | Calum Cille: An Naomh Dàna | Columba: the Bold Saint

Warrior, poet, holy man: the exciting life story of one of Ireland and Scotland’s most important saints is a joint production by Abú Media and MacTV funded by Northern Ireland SCreen and MG Alba. The new documentary will broadcast simultaneously on TG4 and BBC Alba at 9:30pm on the 7th December to celebrate the Irish and […]

1500 years from the birth of Colmcille – events in Tory

2pm History and Folklore Tour with Antóin Ó Míonáin. Meeting at the Tau Cross. 7pm. Talk on the Heritage and Legacy of Colmcille with Dr. Brian Lacey. 8pm. Exhibition of Art Piece in Honour of Colmcille, with Sarah Lewtas. Refreshments available in An Club Sóisialta. All in attendance are asked to follow HSE guidlines as […]

Columba and Iona: An interdisciplinary conference

Columba and Iona: An Interdisciplinary Conference 9-10 December 2021 The AHRC-funded project, Iona’s Namescape: place-names and their dynamics in Iona and its environs, based in Celtic & Gaelic at the University of Glasgow, will be hosting a conference in December 2021 to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the traditional date of the birth of St […]

Colm Cille Protector of Women

As we mark 1,500 years since the birth of Saint Colm Cille/ Columba, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin reflects on the significance of this extraordinary man who was a missionary, a poet and scribe, a diplomat and, ultimately, an exile. She also discovers how Colm Cille became known as the protector of women, and hears stories in which he came to the aid […]

Colmcille 1500 @ Éigse Uladh 2022

Colmcille 1500, the commemoration of 1500 years since the birth of Colmcille continues until June 2022. Among the events is Éigse Uladh, from the 25th to the 27th February. Colmcille is the subject of the play Ar thóir m’Anama which will run on the three nights of the festival. This is an Irish language version […]