In celebration of Colmcille Day, the Northern Ireland city of Derry is hosting a lecture by Gilbert Markus on “Place Names and Saints’ Cults: a window on medieval Scotland.”
The lecture takes place today at the Tower Museum and is organised by Derry City Council’s Heritage and Museum Service as its Annual Colmcille Lecture.
The lecture will begin with a study of the cult of St Serf moving onto place names referring to Columba and Columban saints. The lecture will focus on how place names, referring to saints and their cults, can tell us about history and historical evidence.
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