Life is a real road,
broad for some,
and narrow for othersColumbanus of Carlow
These story boards of the early stages of Turas Columbanus, the latest addition to pilgrimage routes, give a great insight into the life of Columbanus and his journey from Myshall to Bangor and eventually to Bobbio in Italy. Hopefully they will be rolled out soon for the rest of the route to Bangor in County Down for the Irish sections of the route. The route moves to Europe where it crosses through France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. I cycled a version of the Irish route last year and the map of my version of the route follows after the story boards. Credit to all involved in the research and production of the story boards that highlight the life of one of the great saints of Ireland.
6 Responses to “Turas Columbanus”
Definitely would be good to see more interpretation along the length of it, to link it up better. That’s quite a climb in the Mournes! Is there any particular connection behind the big detour northwest to Fermanagh?
There is a definite link; Columbanus trained on Cleenish Island on Lough Erne under Sinnel
Interesting, thanks. If you’re up that way again the Garden of the Celtic Saints in Irvinestown is an excellent little attraction. There’s a sculpture of Columbanus there.
God I didn’t know that. Wasn’t too far away on Marlin to Mizen Route!
Was just thinking that! It’s not well known but the sculptures are really well done with lots of interpretation, definitely worth a visit if in the area
I’ll make it my business to get there next time I’m nearby! A great little country!