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Co·lum·ba

 (kə-lŭm′bə)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis. Also called Dove.

[Latin columba, dove.]

Columba

also Col·um  (kŭl′əm), Saint 521-597.
Irish missionary who established a monastery on the island of Iona and subsequently Christianized northern Scotland.

Columba

(kəˈlʌmbə)
n, Latin genitive Columbae (kəˈlʌmbiː)
(Astronomy) as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
[Latin, literally: dove]

Columba

(kəˈlʌmbə)
n
(Biography) Saint. ?521–597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9

Co•lum•ba

(kəˈlʌm bə)

n.
Saint, A.D. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Columba - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Caelum
2.Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
bird genus - a genus of birds
Columbidae, family Columbidae - doves and pigeons
Columba livia, rock dove, rock pigeon - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended
bandtail, band-tail pigeon, band-tailed pigeon, Columba fasciata - wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon
Columba palumbus, cushat, wood pigeon, ringdove - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
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The Fleadh will be bookended by the Peace III Colmcille street pageant which takes place on the opening day of the festival, while the Peace III Carnival will end Fleadh 2014 with a spectacular closing ceremony along the banks of the Garavogue River.
Mother-of-three Mauretta and her late husband Bobby founded Birmingham's Colmcille dance school in 1944 and its pupils won awards at major competitions for the next five decades.
She and her late husband Bobby founded the Colmcille School and over the years her pupils went on to form their own Irish dance schools.
Minor works contracts awarded during November include window replacement at Seaview Primary School and Glenbank Nursery School in Belfast; upgrade of link corridor at Ballyclare High School; resurfacing work in the playground at Holy Family Primary School, Omagh; the replacement of three tennis courts at Newry High School; and drainage to the grass pitch at St Colmcille s High School, Crossgar.
However, living alone, he progressively needed support and spent a few years in sheltered accommodation in the St Colmcille Centre at Clonmany and then in the high dependency unit of the same centre, where his delight was to receive visitors and regale them with news of his latest betting coup.
Here, poet and author Nick Laird looks at the impact the title has had on Derry-Londonderry by sampling some of the artistic events hosted by it, including Frank Cottrell Boyce's two-day celebration of Colmcille, the city's patron saint, a photography exhibition that focuses on Bloody Sunday, and the music festival Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.
The Return of Colmcille, a massive two-day street spectacle to celebrate the city's patron saint Columba, is expected to draw thousands of people on to the banks of the Foyle next weekend.
The New Year was ushered in with a special Sons and Daughters of Derry concert, and Frank Cottrell Boyce, who scripted the opening ceremony of the London Olympic is slated to exucute a three-day performance based on Colmcille, the warrior monk who founded the city.
For centuries it was believed to have been the handiwork of Colmcille, Derry's patron saint, and passed into the possession of the Clan O'Donnell, an ancient Gaelic family which ruled over Tirconnell, a region which roughly corresponds to modern-day Donegal.
see also COLMCILLE CONWAY, THE STORY OF MELLIFONT xlviii (1958) ("A war of aggression was in full swing.
A prolific scribe, Colmcille led the Google book digitisation project of his day, at Durrow, where he and his team of monks copied all the sacred texts they could get their hands on, for wider dissemination.
Veteran Caherty provided solid performances throughout the championship and provided a springboard for many vital Colmcille scores.