St Columba Trail

Discover the story of Colmcille - St Columba - the Irish saint who set sail from Derry in 563 to found his monastery on the Scottish island of Iona.

From Iona, Colmcille and his followers spread the word of Christianity to many parts of Scotland and Ireland.

Ever since his death in 597, stories have been told of Colmcille and his followers. For centuries, pilgrims have visited places linked to the saint.

Follow Slí Cholmcille to Ireland and Scotland to reveal the life and legends of this enduring figure.

Colmcille leaves Ireland in a wee boat. © Rod Lightbody