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Columba Ambassadors: Celebration and App Launch!

On Thursday 9th of September 2021, we celebrated a fantastic project and officially launched our app!


The young people have made an amazing app in such a short window of time and we are so proud of them.


The app will be available on the Google Play store for android phones in the coming weeks.


The video below showcases all of our learning over the project.



The Columba Ambassadors project aims to empower young people to play a role in ensuring the lessons and legacy of Colmcille/Columba continue through shared learning about the life of Columba, and the design and development of an app of the Columba Heritage Trail.


A group of fourteen young people aged between 11 and 14, started this project in May 2021. This group of young people will be the first to complete a new, bespoke OCN on Columba which was created by the Churches Trust.



The culmination of this learning has resulted in the creation of an app that guides you around the Columba Heritage Trail. The young people went out and took photos, created text, and had complete control over the design of the app.


This project has been supported through the Colmcille1500 Grant Scheme which is funded by the North West Development Fund and Creative Ireland, in conjunction with and supported by The Executive Office and The Irish Government.




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