Heritage Week Event

22 August 2016

22 August 1900-2030: ‘A Landscape of Pilgrimage: Gartan, Templedouglas and Kilmacrennan’. Reflections from archaeologist Dr.Brian Lacey on stories from ‘Betha Coluimb Chille’ (Manus O’Donnell 1532). Dr Lochlann McGill, President of Donegal Historical Society will chair the event. Colmcille Heritage Centre, Churchill. www.heritageweek.ie

St Columba's Day 2016

9 June 2016

St Columba's Day will be celebrated in a range of places in Ireland on Slí Cholmcille in Donegal, in the Saint's City of Derry, on the Abbey of Iona in Scotland. In Ness in the Island of Lewis, a new trail will be launched with a guidebook and a trail map brochure in Scottish and Irish Gaelic and in English.

Kevin Magee on the Celtic Camino

The Celtic Camino by Bike

1 July 2015

Belfast journalist Kevin Magee is aiming to become the he first person ever to cycle the ancient Saint Colmcille's pilgrim route from Donegal to the Outer Hebrides.

7 Day Tour in Colmcille Country

7 Day Tour in 'Colmcille Country'

2 April 2015

St Colmcille, or Columba, is famous for his life in exile in Iona, but for archaeologist and historian, Brian Lacey, Derry and Donegal are ‘Colmcille Country’. This is celebrated in Connecting Colmcille a new and unique tourist package for 2015.

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The Wild Atlantic Way

2 May 2014

For early monks, the Atlantic coast of Ireland and Scotland was, in the words of writer John Marsden the ‘Sea-road of the Saints’. Slí Cholmcille follows this maritime way between Ireland and Scotland. In Donegal, the route is shared with the Wild Atlantic Way, a major tourism driving route.