4.3 Áras Cholmcille

Áras Cholmcille © Tourism NI

Áras Cholmcille – the St Columba Heritage Centre – is in the grounds of the Long Tower church. It is an ideal place to get an overview of the stories of Colmcille, patron of the city. It has interactive and audio-visual displays and artefacts, and a range of facilities for visitors, including a café.

Like the Long Tower Church, Áras Cholmcille stands on or close to the site of the 12th century Great Church, the Teampall Mór.

The medieval pilgrimage started at the old harbour, and ended near the Teampall Mór at a place known as An tIompú Deiseal, literally ‘the turn to the right’. It was believed that Christ appeared here to Colmcille, in the form of a beggar.

Áras Cholmcille is located in a former school dating from 1813. This was St Columba’s National School, known affectionately locally as the “Wee Nuns’ School”.

 

getting there

From St Augustine’s walk up the hill along the city walls and round to Bishops Gate. Go down the stairs and away from the walls on Bishop Street Without. Walking along this road turn second right on to Long Tower Street following the signpost to Long Tower Church.


 
   
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    4.1 Ceàrnag Talla a' Bhaile, Port na Long.

    Sna meadhan-aoisean sa bhaile, b’ e Port nan Long a bh’ aca air Ceàrnag Talla a' Bhaile a bha air bruach Abhainn an Fheabhail. B’ e sin a’ phrìomh shlighe a-steach don bhaile san linn sin.

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    4.2 Eaglais Naomh Agaistín

    Dh’fhaodadh gur e Eaglais Naomh Agaistín làrach manachainn Chaluim Chille ann an Doire a chaidh a stèidheachadh aig deireadh an 6mh linn.

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    4.3 Áras Cholmcille

    Tha Áras Cholmcille – Ionad Dualchais Chaluim Chille – air fearann Eaglais an Tùir Fhada.

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    4.4 Eaglais an Tùir Fhada

    Chaidh an eaglais Chaitligeach seo a togail faisg air dà làrach Chrìosdail chudromach ann an Doire. Bha tùr cruinn manachainn Dhoire faisg air an làrach seo chun 17mh linn agus is ann bhuaithe a tha ainm Eaglais an Tùir Fhada a’ tighinn.

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    4.5 Tobar Chaluim Chille

    Is e an tobar coisrigte seo am fòcas airson là sònraichte air 9 Ògmhios – là fèill Chaluim Chille.

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    4.6 Mòr Eaglais Chaluim Chille

    Chaidh cathair-eaglais Naomh Chaluim Chille a bhuineas do dh’Eaglais na h-Èireann a togail eadar 1628 agus 1633. Ged a tha daoine air a bhith a’ tuineachadh a’ bhaile seo o chionn ùine mhòir is e seo an togalach as sine a tha ann an Doire.