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AboutAras Cholmcille is a Heritage Centre promoting the life of St Columba, patron Saint of Derry. It is set on the site of the monastery from 546AD
Located near the historic City Walls on the grounds of Saint Columba's Church (Long Tower), and offering a unique insight into the life of Saint Columba and the City's ancient monastic routes.
The exhibition is in a category B2 listed building. The centre offers a bespoke, interactive experience detailing the extraordinary life of the city's founding father, complimented with a range of artifacts and manuscripts that include a facsimile of the Book of Kells, as well as items and objects relating to the 200 year history of the building.