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Columbanus Festival 2023: Columbanus Cultural Evening

Bangor Golf Club, Broadway, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4RH
The Bangor Bell on display in North Down Museum in Bangor City


Part of the Columbanus Festival 24 - 26 November 2023, find out more about the festival here.

A festival of walks, talks, storytelling, poetry, music and song to commemorate the life and legacy of Columbanus.

The theme of bells is chiming through this year's Columbanus Festival.  Monastic bells played an important role in early medieval times to call the monks to prayer or warn of impending danger.  Located in various venues in Bangor, the programme includes Bell Ringing, Bangor Bell Print Workshops, Monastic Bell Lecture, Bangor Bell Walk, Columbanus Cultural Evening and a Columbanus Church Service.​​​​​​


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. Local poet, Tim Dwyer will give a few poetry readings written by the monastic scribes associated with Bangor. Award winning Ards CCE musicians and singers will entertain guests with a music session of Irish reels, jigs and tunes. Local singer and songwriter David Lennon will act as MC for the evening and sing the wonderful song called The White Dove which he composed for the 1,400th anniversary of Columbanus in 2015.

Parking available on site.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

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