taking our culture forward

An ancient Manx prayer for peace, sung by Ruth Keggin Gell: 'Padjer Columb Killey' (St. Columba's Prayer)

The Manx Gaelic words of the prayer are:

Shee Yee as shee ghooinney
Shee Yee as Columb Killey
Er dagh uinniag, er dagh dorrys
Er dagh towl cur stiagh re hollys
Er kiare corneilyn y thie
Er y voayl ta mee my lhie
As shee Yee orrym pene.

A translation into English is:

Peace of God and peace of man,
Peace of God on Columb-Killey,
On each window and each door,
On every hole admitting moonlight,
On the four corners of the house,
On the place of my rest,
And peace of God on myself.

More information about Laa Columb Killey in the Isle of Man is available here: Laa Columb Killey
This was originally recorded as a contribution to the year-long international celebration of Columb Killey, #colmcille1500.