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Since 2001, Niagara Celtic has hosted an annual Celtic Festival in Western New York to honor the history and heritage of everyone with Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, along with the other Celtic Nations. Our presence has expanded online to become a year-round way to connect with the worldwide Celtic Community.
niagaraceltic has written 55 posts for Our Celtic Community

Sláinte! Birds of Celtic Myths and Legend

from IrishAmerica.com | By Edythe Preet, Columnist In Irish folklore the raven was thought to be a messenger from the other world. Autumn is upon us. The leaves have gone gold and scarlet, night falls earlier, the air turns chill, and the season to plant crops won’t come again until spring. For our ancestors, it was time … Continue reading

Ben Tianavaig

Overlooking the harbour at Portree on the Isle of Skye, Ben Tianavaig isn’t one of the island’s higher slopes but it is a nice little climb with spectacular views from the top. With Portree and the Cuillin ridge to one side and the Isle of Raasay and the mountains of Torridon on the other, you […] … Continue reading

With Boughs of Holly

article from Colonial Williamsburg website journal, 2008 by Mary Miley Theobald photos by Dave Doody   From Peasant Hut to royal palace, Europeans have for centuries decorated their homes and churches with greenery at Christmas. The tradition antedates the Christian era. Pagan societies like the Romans, the Celts, and the Norse observed Midwinter, the shortest … Continue reading

Make Your Own “Quick” Traditional Irish Mead

article contribution from irishcelticjewels.com Sweet with honey and spices, traditional Irish Mead can be an ideal choice for the sunny autumn days, and it’s such a fun recipe to try. Treat yourself to this medieval Gaelic beverage, which is best enjoyed in delicate, fluted glasses for a touch of Emerald Isle elegance. Authentic mead, which … Continue reading

The World of Guinness — Our Celtic Community

Guinness is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of Ireland, well-earned thanks to being the most popular alcoholic beverage in countries all over the world (10 million pints sold each day). Launched in Dublin, Ireland by Arthur Guinness in 1759, it remains a beloved part of Celtic life and heritage. Today Guinness is exported […] … Continue reading

Strome Castle — Scots Roots

Strategically placed on a rocky promontory on the north side of Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Strome Castle was built in the early 1400s as a stronghold for the Lords of the Isles. The castle later became a source of bitter rivalry between the Clan McDonald of Glengarry and the Clan Mackenzie of Kintail. […] via … Continue reading

Iron Age Village, Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides — Scots Roots

A great storm in the winter of 1993 uncovered substantial stonework amongst the sand dunes on the beach at Bostadh on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. The site was excavated in 1996 to reveal a Norse settlement but further digging brought to light an earlier Iron Age village dating from around 500 – 800AD. […] … Continue reading

The World of Guinness

Guinness is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of Ireland, well-earned thanks to being the most popular alcoholic beverage in countries all over the world (10 million pints sold each day). Launched in Dublin, Ireland by Arthur Guinness in 1759, it remains a beloved part of Celtic life and heritage. Today Guinness is exported … Continue reading

Burns Night

from liquoricetree January 25th marks the celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns Born in Ayrshire in 1759, Robert Burns’ work has inspired generation after generation. On January 25th Scots all around the world come together on the anniversary of his birth to honour his memory and celebrate his work. A traditional Burns night consists of … Continue reading

Dun Troddan

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