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St Columba Exhibition Opens

Posted on: April 18, 1997 11:37 AM
Related Categories: Ireland

This year is the 1400th anniversary of the arrival of St Augustine in Canterbury and the death of St Columba, the great Irish missionary.

An exhibition has just opened in Trinity College Dublin, which brings together for the first time four of the most important artifacts associated with St Columba (Columcille).

The Columcille Exhibition features the Cathach (a Psalter, or prayer book, reputedly written by St Columba himself), its Shrine (a decorated box in which the Cathach was held), the Book of Durrow and the Book of Kells. The Book of Durrow and the Book of Kells were made by the monks of the two abbeys of the same name, in honour of their founder, St Columba. The exhibition will be open until 15th May.

Article from: Church of Ireland Gazette