Gleann Cholm Cille/Glencolmcille

St Columba's Chair

The journey from station six to Tobar Cholm Cille, station seven, brings you up passed this large rock. The rock is known as St Columba's chair. This is where the saint would sit and rest or meditate whilst enjoying wonderful extensive views of the valley. On our visit a Turas sign stood right next to the chair, identifying this as station six, this rock is not a station of the original Turas. Station six is an earthfast boulder with incised cross south-east of Station five. I suppose over time this will be accepted as one of the stations.

Pictured below is the view from St Columba's Chair. I have marked the location of some of the stations in yellow. Stations 7, the holy well, is further up the hill behind the viewer. Stations 9, 10, 11, and 12 are to the left of station 15 and stations 13 and 14 are behind 1, 2, and 15.

Situated: From Station 2 on the map head west towards Station 3, at the fork take a left and drive to the farm at the end, just above stations 4, 5, and 6. Go through the gate on your left. Walk diagonally right up the hill away from the track. Follow the sign for St Colmcille's well.

Discovery Map 10. 524 862. Last visit June 2010.


Google Map.

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

Map of Turas Stations

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