Early Irish saints had an enormous and lasting impact on the
development of Christianity across Europe, and none were as influential
as the men who studied in this area. Bangor was one of most important
monasteries in Early Ireland. Under the rule of Comgall, saints such as
Columbanus and Gall would be inspired to travel to the Continent to
spread Christianity to lands torn by warfare and strife.
These men would go on to found some of Europe's most important and
lasting Christian centres in France, Austria and Italy. Even today the
names of these ancient Irish saints are held in reverence across the
Follow in their footsteps to discover the land that so influenced them
to spread the Word of God. Our Bangor Christian Heritage Trail begins at
the North Down Museum, where you can encounter artefacts and stories
relating to Bangor's ancient saints, before leading you to places where
you can encounter echoes of Bangor’s past. This app was made possible
through funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was produced for Ards
and North Down Borough Council by Abarta Audioguides and ZolkC.