Sligo Colmcille 2021 is a year-long programme of events, initiatives and projects inspired by the life and legacy of Colmcille and the stories, folklore, and traditions relating to his (reputed) associations with Sligo. Please click on the individual tabs below to learn more about each community-led commemorative project taking place during the anniversary year.
The Cos Cos Festival is delighted to have Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist (and copyright lawyer) Ronan Sheehan present a talk exploring the subject of Colmcille and Irish copyright tradition as part of the 2021 festival programme. The talk … Read More
The Book of Sligo is an exciting and unique community-based creative arts initiative scheduled to take place in November 2021. See: www.blueraincoat.com/thebookofsligo Inspired by the life of Colmcille, the 1500th anniversary of who’s birth occurs in 2021, and his reputed association with … Read More
Returning to Rathcormac in May 2021, the annual Cos Cos Festival is a week-long celebration of Irish traditional music, dance, heritage, and community spirit. For more information visit: http://coscos.ie
Colmcille and the Battle of the Books, which took place at Cúl Dreimhne in 561AD, is the inspiration for this exhibition in the Hamilton Gallery (www.hamiltongallery.ie). Selected artists from across Ireland and Northern Ireland have been invited to give their … Read More
Journal Book Artworks, a collection of handmade journal books, the pages of which are filled with original artwork, a selection of collage, print and mixed media. The inspiration for the work comes from the story of Colmcille, The Battle of … Read More
Tread Softly is a festival inspired by the landscape, mythology and people of County Sligo. The festival works with writers and artists providing a platform for unique and large-scale collaborations between artists and communities within the Sligo landscape. The 2021 … Read More
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a new garden dedicated to the saint will be established adjacent to St. Colmcille’s church in Rathcormac. A partnership project of the church and Drumcliffe Rathcormac Tidy Towns Committee, and funded by the Department … Read More