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Colum Cille 1500: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin / Columba 1500: Texts and Traditions

01 December 2021

This series of Library Lunchtime Lectures was organised to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille, in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach.

This year marks the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille. To complement our Colum Cille online exhibition, the Royal Irish Academy Library held an online Library Lunchtime Lectures series entitled Colum Cille 1500: Téacsanna agus Traidisiúin / Columba 1500: Texts and Traditions. Learn more about the manuscripts, relics and stories associated with Colum Cille through the recorded lectures below.

Location: Academy House
Date: August-October 2021

Lecture 1: 25 Lúnasa/ August: Timothy O’Neill: ‘The Cathach, Colum Cille and the foundation of the manuscript tradition’

Lecture 2: 1 Meán Fómhair/ September: Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha and Jacopo Bisagni: ‘Politics, Piety and Poetry: Early Columban Texts and Traditions’

Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha: ‘The achievements of Adomnán’

Jacopo Bisagni: ‘The Latin background of Amrae Coluimb Chille’.

Lecture 3: 8 Meán Fómhair/ September: Thomas Owen Clancy: ‘ “Tír, tráig, tuile” / “Land, strand and tide”: Colum Cille’s voice and the poetics of place’

Lecture 4: 15 Meán Fómhair/ September: Charles Dillon agus Colm Ó Cuaig: ‘Colum Cille: Lúireach agus Beatha’

Charles Dillon: ‘Sciath Dé do nim umam: Lúireach Cholum Cille’

Colm Ó Cuaig: ‘Beatha Cholaim Chille: An téacs, a fhoinsí agus a údar’

Lecture 5: 29 Meán Fómhair/ September: Brian Lacey agus Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill: ‘Colum Cille: An Oidhreacht Seandálaíochta agus Béaloidis’

Brian Lacey: ‘Colum Cille: An Oidhreacht Seandálaíochta’

Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill: ‘Colum Cille i dtraidisiún béil na Gaeltachta ó thus an 20ú haois i leith’

Lecture 6: 6 Deireadh Fómhair/ October: Ann Buckley: ‘Devotion to Colum Cille in the Medieval Liturgy’

Image: The Cathach/ The Psalter of St Columba (MS 12 R 33 fol35R)

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