Christy Gillespie grew up in Kilcar and in this recording, he discusses his family background and his schooling. He is a national teacher by profession and in 1993, he was appointed principal of Termon National School. He has always had a huge interest in the cult of St. Colmcille, and he discusses the saint in great detail, and the lore attached to him which is reflected in the local placenames. Christy published a book on St. Colmcille in 1997 to coincide with the fourteen hundredth anniversary of his death. Christy Gillespie’s father was also a teacher and a newsreader as Gaeilge on Raidió Éireann.