Donegal County Council Archives Service is on the lookout for a researcher to turn the story of St Colmcille into an education/study pack for primary schools.
The Archives Service of Donegal County Council includes a programme of projects aimed at students and education providers in the county. The aim of the education programme is to increase awareness of the importance of local archives, history and heritage.
In 2020- 2021 we commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colmcille in Gartan, County Donegal. Colmcille is one of Ireland’s three patron saints, and the patron saint of Derry. Colmcille is in particular renowned for founding monasteries in Iona, Scotland and Derry among other locations and spreading Christianity through Scotland. Colmcille died in Iona on the 9th June 597 A.D.
The Archives Service is seeking a researcher to research the history, heritage and folklore associated with Colmcille and to write and prepare for publication and online access an education/study pack for primary schools.
The pack should aim to be original in format and should include an accessible and comprehensive history of the life and legacy of Colmcille, along with illustrations, images and worksheets. Full details can be obtained on the Council’s webpage www.donegalcoco.ie
Applications must be received on or before 4 pm on Tuesday 20th October 2020.
The work must be completed by Friday 4th December 2020
For more information please see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/archives/news/
Or contact the Archives Service at firstname.lastname@example.org