Raphoe Diocese Colmcille 1500 will present a series of online lectures on the life and times of the Donegal-born saint.
‘Colmcille: A Lasting Legacy ‘, is a virtual series on the life and legacy of Colmcille /Columba to be streamed in three parts via YouTube today, tomorrow and Tuesday at 8pm.
The series includes contributions from Bishop Alan Mc Guckian S.J. and Rev David Houlton, Rector of Gartan as well as historians, academics and other Columban scholars.
Original poetry and music will also feature as well as excerpts from the work of local children and an extract from The Enemy Within in Gaeilge, performed by Noel Ó Gallchóir and Cathal Ó Cuirráin.
“This is a beautiful engaging series, and we are confident that it will appeal to a wide audience,” said committee member, Anne Mc Gowan.
On Wednesday, June 9th, the Feast Day of St Colmcille, the Colmcille Heritage Trust will unveil a specially commissioned memorial stone bearing a prayer of the saint at the Heritage Centre in Gartan.
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