Turas Glencolmcille

Gleann Cholm Cille is a beautiful valley in the west of Donegal, along the Wild Atlantic Way. This Irish-speaking area has a strong traditional link with St. Colmcille, the Glen is named after him.

In Gleann Cholm Cille, the Slí Cholmcille follows the route of the Turas Cholmcille. The Turas – translated as the journey – is part of a strong Christian pilgrimage tradition in Ireland.

The Turas links a number of ancient stones some of which date back to 3000BC. The standing stones which form the core of the Turas probably date from 500-700AD.

The Turas Cholmcille is performed between the eve of 9th June – the Saint’s Feast Day – and 15th August – Feast of the Assumption, a major festival in Irish folklife.

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