Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Historic St Columbanus European Cultural Route agreement

Mayor Muir along with other Mayors from Towns
to form part of St Columbanus European Cultural Route
 at signing of agreement in Bobbio, Italy
I was delighted to take part in the recent historic ceremony on Saturday 8 March 2014 to agree the St Columbanus European Cultural Route alongside our European friends in Bobbio, Italy, the resting place of Columbanus.  

After leaving Bangor he was to play a pivotal role in the spread of Christianity in mainland Europe and it is fitting that he, the first person to use the term "European", will have this Cultural Route potentially covering up to seven nations, created on the back of his legacy.

The creation of this route will surely be a fitting testimony on a European scale to the man and his work.