Chair of Aras Cholmcille, delivering her opening Speech

Opening of Aras Cholmcille

Friends, It is with a profound sense of joy and a profounder sense of relief that I welcome you here.

St Columba Trail

Discover the story of Colmcille - St Columba - the Irish saint who set sail from Derry in 563 to found his monastery on the Scottish island of Iona. From Iona, Colmcille and his followers spread the word of Christianity to many parts of Scotland and Ireland.