Programme for Conference on Slighe Chaluimcille/Slí Cholmcille

FRIDAY 20th JUNE:

10.00 – 10.45am: Coffee and Registration

Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí Rí Thoraigh agus Noilín Ní Cholla

Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí Rí Thoraigh agus Noilín Ní Cholla

10.45am: Welcome to Conference – Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí (King of Tory)

10.50am: Aims of Conference – John Randall (Islands Book Trust) and Maolcholaim Scott (Columcille Initiative)

11.15am: ‘The Lives of Colm Cille’ - Keynote Address by Máire Herbert

12.15pm: ‘Slí Cholmchille and the Opportunities for Cultural Tourism’ – Liam Ó Cuinneagáin

1.00pm: Lunch

2.15pm: ‘Atlantic Gaels – Historic Links between Donegal and the Hebrides’ – Aidan O'Hara

3.30pm: Tea

4.15pm: ‘Colm Cille – Myths and Reality’ – Brian Lacey

5.15 – 5.30pm: Discussion

7.00 – 8.30pm: Conference Dinner

8.30pm: ‘Aspects of Folklore relating to Colm Cille’ – Mícheál Ó'Donaill

SATURDAY 21th JUNE:

9.30am: ‘Calum Cille – a Scottish Perspective’ – Maolcolm Maclean

10.30am: Coffee

11.00am: ‘Hebridean Connections – Heritage and Communities in the Western Isles of Scotland’ – Tristan ap Reinallt

12 noon: ‘Slí Cholmcille, Heritage, and its relevance to the Gweedore/Tullaghabegley Community’ – Noel Ó Gallachóir

1.00pm: Lunch

2.15pm: Presentations and Panel Discussion on the Development of Slí Cholmcille –Noilín Ní Cholla, Maolcholaim Scott, Joe Gallagher, Malcolm Mac Clean and others.

3.30pm: Tea

Historical burial graveyard & 13th century church walls at Baile an Teampall, Tullaghabegley.

Historical burial graveyard & 13th century church walls at Baile an Teampall, Tullaghabegley.

4.00 – 6.30pm

Introductions and Visit to Columban Archaeological and Historical Sites in Gweedore, Tullaghabegley, and Tory Island – Brian Lacey and others.

7.00pm: Dinner

8.30pm: Ceilidh

Photo by Guido Van Damme

Photo by Guido Van Damme

Sunday 22nd June:

Visit to Tory Island
Ferry departs Magheraroarty Pier:  11.30a.m - Ferry arrives Tory Island: 12.15p.m.

Greeting by King at Tory Pier.

12.30p.m - 2.00pm: Guided Tour of Tory including Colm Cille landmarks

2.00pm. - 3.00pm: Lunch

3.00pm - 4.00pm: Leisure Time

4.00pm: Ferry departs Tory

4.45pm: Ferry arrives Magheraroarty Pier

 

All sessions in Ostán Loch Altán (Loch Altán Hotel), Gortahork, unless otherwise stated. Talks may be in Gaeilge, Gaelic, or English, and simultaneous translation facilities will be available.