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Columbanus Festival 2022: Columbanus Bell Walk

Bangor Bell, Bangor Abbey, Newtownards Road/Abbey Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4JE
Bangor Abbey and the Bangor Bell


Part of the Columbanus Festival 17 - 20 November 2022, find out more about the festival here.

A festival of workshops, walks and talks will commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus.

Brigid Watson of Sustainable Journeys Ireland will lead a guided walk that traces the journey of Columbanus from Bangor to Bobbio following the Bangor Bell Trail.

This short walk from the Bangor Bell through Castle Park to the North Down Museum will explore all the main places that Columbanus and his disciples travelled to during their European pilgrimage in the early medieval era.  An experienced and qualified guide, Brigid Watson will bring his journey to life and explain how this legendary Bangor monk is acknowledged of revitalising Christianity in Northern Europe during the 6th and 7th centuries.  The walk will finish in North Down Museum where walkers can visit the Columbanus Exhibition and view the original Bangor Bell. After, with time permitting, Coffee Cure Café will be open for refreshments. 
•    Meet at Bangor Bell beside Bangor Abbey at 1.30pm
•    German translation is available on this walk
•    Park at Bangor Abbey Car Park which is accessed off Abbey Road
•    Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.   
•    In the event of bad weather please call tour guide Brigid Watson on 07763 898 074

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