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
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
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