‘to advance public education and raise awareness…. and encourage appreciation of the life and work of Columbanus and knowledge of his historical and cultural heritage.’

Columbanus Festival

Columbanus Festival Weekend The annual Columbanus Festival, which commemorates the life and legacy of Columbanus, will take place during the weekend of 16/17 November 2019 in Bangor. The programme includes a series of talks on Columbanus; a guided walk following the Bangor Bell Trail; a concert featuring the talented Ards CCE traditional Irish music, singing…

FOCB Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Friends of Columbanus in First Bangor Presbyterian Church on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm. Please make every effort to attend this planning meeting for the Annual November Festival. New members welcome.

New President of the European Columban Way Announced

  Alderman Deborah Girvan, an Alliance Councillor on Ards and North Down Borough Council, has been elected as the next President of the European Association of the Columban Way.   At an Extraordinary General Meeting, which was held in Bobbio, Italy, on 3 November 2018, Alderman Girvan was unanimously voted as the next President of the…

Journey of a Single Day VI

  Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018 Commemorating the life and legacy of Columbanus   SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 10.30AM – St Comgall’s Church Hall Columbanus today – the development of the Columban Way in Ireland and Europe Derry Healy (Friends of St Columbanus Republic of Ireland) and Kenneth Irvine (Friends of Columbanus Bangor) describe…