Immrama – New Columba Exhibition

Artwork by Paul Anders MacPhail

Immrama were ancient ‘voyage tales’
– allegories of our journey through life.

In the year 563CE, thirteen Irish monks travelled in a small wooden boat to Scotland. Their leader, Columba, or Colmcille, became a great Celtic saint, who still inspires people today.

This exhibition combines ancient stories, contemporary art and reflective questions to explore resonances between Columba and today’s world and to help people reflect on their own ‘voyage tale’.

St Columba’s by the Castle Episcopal Church,
14, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

The exhibition is open most days between March and the end of October. If you are travelling specially to see it please contact us in advance to check that it will be open.

No admission charge

The exhibition can also be accessed on our Immrama website, which also offers opportunities and resources to go deeper into the historical background, current issues and personal reflection offered by the physical exhibition.