Annual Colmcille Lecture returns in June

The annual Colmcille Lecture will take place at the Tower Museum next month.
The annual Colmcille Lecture will take place at the Tower Museum next month.
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Anyone interested in local heritage will be delighted to see the return of the annual Colmcille Lecture to Derry next month.

This year’s event will give a fascinating insight into Herblore - the practice of growing plants and herbs in Celtic monasteries.

Derry’s Tower Museum has hosted the popular annual lecture for more than twenty years and the event always attracts a full house, so anyone interested in attending on June 10 is urged to book well in advance.

This year’s speaker will be Sean O’Gaoithin, Head Gardener of the beautiful Glenveagh Castle, who will discuss ‘The Pilgrim Gardener - Herblore associated with Saint Colmcille from Derry, Donegal and Western Scotland’.

The lecture will explore the cultural heritage associated with gardening and the early monastic settlements linked to Saint Colmcille and how this is still celebrated today at our historic sites, such as Glenveagh.

To book places, Tel: 028 7137 2411 or email tower.reception@derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com