General Celtic Information
For a nifty collection of general information
on celtic related topics including the Thistle
& Shamrock, gifs of the celtic flags, etc. try
the nifty page created by Padraig Murphy,
Irish and Celtic thingies
Dalraida Celtic Heritage
Society, based in Arran, have amassed a great storehouse of
Gaelic and Celtic information and documents. They also have a
celtic quarterly newsletter and subscription and membership information
may be found here. The Society is dedicated to preserving
and restoring the Celtic culture.
Irish Interest is a collection of irish related links
maintained by Desmond Keane, and is well worth a good many
North American Assoc. for Celtic Language Teachers
now has a home page and from here you can also come across some
other interesting celtic and gaelic stuff which seems to be
developing rather quickly. At this link you can learn about the
NAACLT, how to join, their conferences and journal information.
Paddy Waldron has also done more excellent work in setting up
a page concerning the availability of gaelic on the Web, available
Ireland On Line IoL has much to offer the
net surfer. Dip in here for some interesting and informative
For a good page describing a great many things dealing with celtic music,
Gerard Manning firstname.lastname@example.org has
made a great page
containing a wealth of information including discographies,
festival lists, lyrics of tunes, an archive of
music for tunes including abc formats for
pipe tunes, information of buying celtic music,
session lists and bibliographies.
to get there.
It seems many people need to know where to look for Highland
clothing. The kilt was worn in all the gaelic speaking areas, from Cork
up to the top of the Outer Hebrides. In my opinion, one of the best
outfitter to be found is
Geoffrey Tailor Highland Crafts Ltd
57-59 High Street (2 doors up from John Knox's house)
Tel: 031 557 0256
The propriator's name is Geoffrey Nicholsby and it is a family run
operation with a satellite store in San Francisco and a van that
hits many Highland Games in North America. Tell Geoffrey you heard about
him here so that he will believe in the power of the net! He also has
a sail boat called Haggis Basher.
Kilt wearers note! Women in Scotland do not wear kilts unless
they are pipers or highland dancers! They wear kilted skirts. Men
do not wear kilted skirts unless they are trying to look like women!-)
The Thesaurus Linguarum Hiberniae project.
Texts currently available are: Aisling
”enguso, and The Annals of the Four Masters,
Annala Riogachta Eireann, 1589-1616.
Latter: different file for each year.
The Irish Emigrant is an excellent source of irish news available
in an on-line format from editor Liam Ferrie. This
electronic newspaper is is ditributed weekly and
contains a great deal of news from "home" valuable to many
ex-pats and others who just want to have a good
feel for what is going on in Ireland. We feel that the
The Irish Emigrant is a great complementary source
of information when used in conjunction with the RT…
news broadcasts, allowing you to get topical information
immeadiately and more in-depth coverage in a summary form
every week. Subscriptions IRL 25 (US$ 35) to email@example.com.
Past issues are archived at
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A definitive page of irish information can be found
here tapadh le Fionn Murtagh! This site has information
on just about everything, so surf here and get hooked.
The Irish and Social Information Club
has a home page and the group tries to help gaels acclimatize to
a new home in the States.
For some examples
of how the celts have not only mastered their own
language but also the language of their cultural oppressors,
here is a collection of poetry from
While Scots is a completely seperate language from gaelic,
be it scots gaelic, irish gaelic or manx gaelic, it is
still a native tounge to the
celtic lands and here are some examples by one of its finest native poets,
Rabbie Burns read by Lisa Foster Corse Mehan,
a native of Prestwick.
The Breacan Tartan is no doubt one of the most
easily recognized celtic icons, a style of weaving which was
identified as being worn by the celts by the earliest roman
historical contacts. Although easily recognized, it is
amazing how many myths exist about it and how misled
the public perception of this mode of weaving has become.Click
to go to a nifty collection of tartans and
to learn some truth about the tartan, made available by
Stephen Watson. Another great site for tartans
exists, aimed at dos pc users and easily adaptable to making
backgrounds. All this work has been done by
Mark Nodine has set up a welsh page that has very
good lessons. To start learning some welsh, a p-celtic
tounge, just click
To the Gaelic homepage