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.
Below is the latest news from Colmcille partners and projects. Send us any relevant news, images and videos for inclusion on the site.
Lusanna/Lussyn/Lusan & Feamainn Famlach Feamainn
Two online workshops in Scottish and Irish Gaelic and Manx by Pól Mac Cana, Paayl Rogers and Ruaraidh MacIlleathain, organised by Conradh na Gaeilge Boirche Íochtair as part of the Cassan Project.
Film Première: Calman nan Loch 9th November, An Lanntair, Stornoway
In the film we discover how, through the singing of the Gaelic psalms the people of Lochs keep the spirit of the Celtic Church alive to this day. The film takes inspiration from the amazing story of the traditional sailing…
Laa Columb Cilley
Today in the Isle of Man, is the feastday of Columb Killey or Colm Cille, and celebrations take place in the parish of Arbory. Composer and educationalist Aalin Clague has made a special composition Y Folliaght (the secret) to lyrics…
Imagine there were no poets …
Colmcille and the poets In the year 575 the High King of Ireland Aodh Mac Ainmire invited dignitaries to attend an important gathering in Droim Ceat, county Derry. Among the topics up for discission was the question of what should…