Celebrating Colmcille 1500 During National Heritage Week

With this year marking the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colmcille, Heritage Week running from 14th to 22nd August 2021, is the perfect opportunity to bring Colmcille to life as part of this national initiative aimed at building heritage awareness and appreciation. Donegal County Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council as well as […]

Re-discovering St Colmcille Holy Wells during the 1500th anniversary year

Did you know that there are more than twenty Holy Wells dedicated to St. Colmcille in Donegal?  Given this historic year as the 1500th anniversary of Colmcille’s birth and his Feast Day on the 9th June, this could be an opportunity for local communities to re-discover these wells.      Holy wells have been one of […]

Funding awarded to bring Colmcille to life across Donegal

Eighteen projects from across the Council areas of Derry, Strabane and Donegal celebrating the history, music, drama, literature, art, and folklore of Colmcille, have been successful in securing funding made available as part of the Colmcille 1500 Community Grant Scheme launched in January 2021. The scheme is part of the Colmcille 1500 year-long commemoration marking the […]

Funding awarded to bring Colmcille to life across Derry

Eighteen projects from across the Council areas of Derry, Strabane and Donegal celebrating the history, music, drama, literature, art, and folklore of Colmcille, have been successful in securing grant funding made available as part of the Colmcille 1500 Community Grant Scheme that was launched in January 2021. The scheme is part of the Colmcille 1500 […]

New website set up as part of Colmcille 1500 celebrations

With this year marking the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colmcille, a new website has been set up which will promote all of the celebrations taking place as part of the historic occasion. The website will be a central hub for people in the North West to collectively promote activities and events for the […]

Funding open for Colmcille 1500 Commemorations

Colmcille 1500 is a year-long commemoration marking the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colmcille – also known as Columba.  Donegal County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council are coordinating a programme for the year which includes a community grants scheme now open for applications until 3.00 pm on Friday 19th February 2021. […]

DCSDC Launch Colmcille 1500th Commemorative Year

Derry City & Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council welcome the launch of the Colmcille 1500th commemorative year, commencing on 7th December 2020. The Councils in particular are delighted to see the extensive local programme taking place on 7th December by a wide range of organisations, which shows the interest in Colmcille and the appreciation of his […]