The west coast of Argyll is a place of ancient woodlands, long sea lochs and island views. Here you can discover the story of Colmcille’s first
Derry is the only city on Slí Cholmcille. A monastery, founded here in the 6th century, sat high on the hill. Derry, from the Irish Doire, means
Gartan, County Donegal
There are three lakes in the centre of County Donegal – Lough Nacally, Lough Akibbon and Lough Gartan. According to tradition, Colmcille
Gleann Cholm Cille
Gleann Cholm Cille is a beautiful valley in the west of Donegal. This Irish-speaking area has a strong traditional link with Colmcille – the glen
Iona lies off the southwest corner of the Isle of Mull. This beautiful island was the site of Colmcille’s monastery founded in 563.
North Sperrins and the Bann
Lying to the east of Derry city is an area of rolling green hills, long sandy beaches and the Sperrins Mountains.
In the Outer Hebrides, the Slí Cholmcille takes you from the wild cliffs of north Lewis to the white shell beaches of the Isle of Barra.
Tarbat Ness is a long way from Colmcille’s monastic foundation on Iona off the west coast of Scotland.
Cloughaneely and Tory Island
Head to north-west Donegal to discover Tory Island and its traditional links with Colmcille.
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