1500 Colum Cille: Lunchtime Lectures

The Royal Irish Academy will host a series of Wednesday lectures on the the Cathach of Colum Cille, commencing on the 25th of August and running through to the 6th of October.

The lectures are held in collaboration with Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colum Cille.

Registration is free through eventbrite. The programme of lectures is outlined below. For further information please see the RIA website at: https://www.ria.ie/colum-cille-1500-teacsanna-agus-traidisiuin-columba-1500-texts-and-traditions

Dé Céadaoin ag am lóin 1.00-2.00i.n./ Wednesday at lunchtime 1.00-2.00pm

25 Lúnasa/ August:

Timothy O’Neill: ‘The Cathach, Colum Cille and the foundation of the manuscript tradition’

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’.

8 Meán Fómhair/ September:

Thomas Owen Clancy: ‘ “Tír, tráig, tuile“Land, strand and tide”: Colum Cille’s voice and the poetics of place’

15 Meán Fómhair/ September:

  • Charles Dillon agus Colm Ó Cuaig: ‘Colm Cille: Lúireach agus Beatha’
  • Charles Dillon: ‘Sciath Dé do nim umam: Lúireach Cholm Cille’
  • Colm Ó Cuaig: ‘Beatha Cholaim Chille: An téacs, a fhoinsí agus a údar’

29 Meán Fómhair/ September:

  • Brian Lacey agus Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill: ‘Colm Cille: An Oidhreacht Seandálaíochta agus Béaloidis’
  • Brian Lacey: ‘Colm Cille: An Oidhreacht Seandálaíochta’
  • Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill: ‘Colm Cille i dtraidisiún béil na Gaeltachta ó thus an 20ú haois i leith’

6 Deireadh Fómhair/ October:

Ann Buckley: ‘Devotion to Colum Cille in the Medieval Liturgy’

Lectures will take place on Zoom.