St Columba Trail

St Columba Trail, Howmore

St Columba Trail – Howmore

Read the Howmore entry for the St Columba Trail and you realise that the village was something of a religious centre with a long and distinguished history.

Writing in 1703, Martin Martin observed: The Natives speak the Irish tongue (Gaelic) more perfectly here than in most of the other Islands; partly because of the remoteness, and the small number of them that speak English, and partly because some of ‘em are Scholars and vers’d in the Irish language.