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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

Here are 8 things you may not know about King Arthur!

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The Theft of the Crown Jewels

The Theft of the Crown Jewels contribution written by Ben Johnson, posted on http://www.historic-uk.com One of the most audacious rogues in history was Colonel Blood, known as the ‘Man who stole the Crown Jewels’. Thomas Blood was an Irishman, born in County Meath in 1618, the son of a prosperous blacksmith. He came from a … Continue reading

Recipe: Welsh Cakes

Originally posted on nolavstheworld:
So… Friday’s are recipe days. Just in time for a weekend in the kitchen 🙂 And firmly on my list of top ten treats are…WELSH CAKES!!! There is an amazing little shop down Cardiff Bay called Fabulous Welshcakes (no need to explain what they sell) which is a must-visit for anyone in the…

Missing Brittany……Breton Butter Cake

Kildrummy Castle

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Kildrummy Castle, in Aberdeenshire, was built in the mid-13th century and became the stronghold of the Earls of Mar. The castle was abandoned in 1716 following the failure of the Jacobite rebellion. Although now in ruins, the remains of its curtain wall, round towers, hall and chapel can still be…

St Maelrubha’s Well, Isle of Skye

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Beneath the vegetation lies a stone-lined structure into which water flows through a channel from an earlier stone-lined spring. Archaelogical evidence suggests that the site, near Broadford on the Isle of Skye, has been important to local people for more than 10,000 years. A piece of limestone engraved with a…

Linlithgow Palace

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Situated 15 miles west of Edinburgh, Linlithgow was a royal palace built and developed mainly by the Stewart kings and queens over the 15th and 16th centuries. The palace provided a convenient stopping point on the journey between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. James V was born at Linlithgow in 1512…

A Tour of the British Isles in Accents

Here’s a simplistic yet interesting way to hear a few different dialects and the regions they come from:

Greyfriars Bobby

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Not just the star of a Walt Disney film, Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye terrier in 19th century Edinburgh who became famous for guarding his master’s grave for 14 years. His owner was John Gray, a night watchman, who died and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard in 1858. Bobby spent…

Skara Brae, Orkney

Originally posted on Scots Roots:
Orkney is a very windy island even today but in 1850 a huge storm uncovered the remains of a prehistoric village near the beach at the Bay of Skaill. The village is remarkably well preserved and has proved to be the best-preserved Neolithic village in western Europe. It is around…

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