Columba Pageant at St. Augustine’s


On June 9th 2011, an open air pageant was held in the city’s Guildhall Square. Scripted by Mary Murphy, it was entitled ‘Columba – Then and Now’ and depicted the main events in the life of the Saint, particularly his repentance and desire for reconciliation.

Excerpts from the pageant were performed in the grounds of St. Augustine’s (the oldest Christian site in the city) the following day. On Wednesday 9th June this year – exactly 10 years later – Mary, alongside Anita Robinson and Mairead Mullan, will perform a narrated production of the pageant entitled ‘Columba : a Triptych’ as part of the Columba 1500 Celebrations at St. Augustine’s. In three parts it will tell the stories of his mother’s dream, the battle his kinsmen began on his behalf and his eventual remorse. It will be accompanied by a soundtrack from the original pageant and Ardmore Folk will perform during the interval.

Tickets are £10/£8 concessionary. Proceeds in aid of St. Augustine’s Building Fund.

Applications for tickets can be made by email ( or Facebook (St. Augustine’s Church – Londonderry).

Full Covid-19 protocols will be followed and audience capacity will be limited dependent on Government guidelines.