November 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An evening of words, music and song to celebrate the legacy of Columbanus. Learn about the story of Columbanus, poetry and writings of the monastic scribes, and join a session of foot tapping, traditional Irish music provided by special guests Ards CCE musicians.
Maire Foley, a member of Friends of Columbanus Bangor, will give a short talk about Columbanus and his contribution to revitalising Christianity in Europe during the 5th and 6th centuries.
Award winning Ards CCE musicians and singers will entertain guests with a music session of Irish reels, jigs and tunes.
Local children’s author and storyteller, Marianne McShane, will relate a story about St Mochai who founded Nendrum monastery on Mahee Island in Lough Cuan (Strangford) called ‘Mahee and the Bird of Heaven’.
Local poet, Tim Dwyer will give a few poetry readings written by the monastic scribes associated with Bangor.
Parking available on site.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Friends of Columbanus Bangor