Wolfwalkers is a wonderful little film produced by the same studio that gave us The Secret Of Kells. Now, Wolfwalkers has just received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. I mean, how cool is that! This is a first for several reasons, mostly because this film aired on AppleContinue Reading

‘Lights on the Horizon’ is an all-Irish (Ireland and Northern Ireland) book, written during the very first lockdown in 2020. But what makes it so special? Publisher and Celtic Nations Magazine contributor, Niamh Cooper explains.Continue Reading

Here are some neat ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Celtic Nations Magazine is part of the Amazon Associates program, and your purchase is most appreciated. Erin Go Bragh! Randi ThorneauRandi Thorneau loves to write product reviews. Reach out to her through the main submissions email for Celtic Nations Magazine –Continue Reading

In 2013, Tony Roberts (second from left below) and three former co-workers founded the Three Stills Company and set about opening the first Scottish Borders distillery in more than 180 years. l. to r. George Tait, Tony Roberts, John Fordyce and Tim Carton. (Photo courtesy ILF Imaging) Among their spiritsContinue Reading

Celtic Necklace by Kathy Herdzina

One of the truly talented artisans I know is Kathy Herdzina. Kathy has been my friend for 10 years, and we both show our work at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Kathy draws the most amazing life studies and she also weaves the most amazing Celtic knot jewelry. That’sContinue Reading

From Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck), Wild Mountain Thyme captures the romance, lyricism and transcendent beauty of the Irish countryside in an extraordinary love story between two lonely souls. Passionate, determined and smart, Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has been in love withContinue Reading

If you’re looking for two folks who know how to have a ‘hot’ time, look no further that Mike Otis and his wife Ginger. Together they are Motley Mike’s Pyrography. Mike and Ginger knew they needed something to occupy their retirement years, and so they turned to a unique formContinue Reading

Anyone looking for the most wondrous clay overlays need look no further than The Clay Goddess. Gypsy Spring began working with polymer clay in 2006. By 2007 she had run out of enough room in her small house to store her creations, and so her ‘festival road show’ began. CateringContinue Reading

Pendragon-Chainmail-Handmade-Chain-Armor-Dress

Pendragon Chainmail is a predominantly history and fantasy based armor company based out of Akron Ohio, and operates mostly within the Renaissance and Medieval festivals as traveling merchants. The owner and founder, Jerry Hartung, began over thirty years ago by hand making his first shirt of Chainmail with steel linksContinue Reading

Kult of Athena Broze-Era Celtic Sword Horizontal

Swords!  Oh, my goodness, while spears and arrows certainly were good weapons, there has always been something mystical and special about what is essentially a big long knife.  Yes, I know some will disagree with that assessment, but that is basically where swords came from. However, swords have had aContinue Reading

Celtic Pottery Stamps by Relyef

Calling all Crafters! If you use stamps to decorate your creations, you simply must check out these Celtic Stamps from Relyef. Relyef is a company based in the Czech Republic. Run by Tomas Macek & Radovan Markes, Relyef has been specializing in making ceramics since 1989. They design and produceContinue Reading

Jade Espirit Edouard Absinthe

Ah, Absinthe!  What mysteries are associated with this drink?  The myths and legends of driving people to madness prompted a near world-wide ban on the drink. Now some might ask what does absinthe have to do with the Celtic world.  Well the use of worm wood was well known andContinue Reading

Scottish Cranachan Recipe from Eric McBride the Celtic Caterer

Honey 7 Whisky-Laced Whipped Cream with folded in Raspberries and topped with toasted Steel Cut Oats. Scottish Cranachan Recipe from Chef Eric McBride, The Celtic Caterer. Randi ThorneauRandi Thorneau loves to write product reviews. Reach out to her through the main submissions email for Celtic Nations Magazine – celticnationsmagazine@gmail.comContinue Reading

Celtic Chef Eric McBride The Celtic Caterer

To Say Chef McBride is passionate about Celtic Food and its Culture is a bit of an understatement.  Classically educated in Celtic History and Literature his experiences have taken him across 4 continents and more than 20 countries.  At one point he found himself the Head Maître d’ for PrincessContinue Reading

Celtic Art Burst Face Mask from Celtic Art Store

If you’re looking for a good source of Celtic Face Masks, check out the Face Fashions collection at the Celtic Art Store. These masks, designed by Celtic Artist Ravensdaughter, use her original Celtic knot designs combined with lovely backgrounds and flourish accents. These masks are made overseas, but the CelticContinue Reading