When I heard the news that my husband’s brother and wife were coming for a visit I was very happy. It meant that I had to get busy and get the house prepared as they had got a real deal on flights and would be arriving next week.As I beganContinue Reading

In Wales the celebration of May Day derived from traditions that most people are familiar with as Beltane on the other side of the Irish Sea, but has roots in its own Celtic culture stretching back into olden times.  In Wales this is the celebration of Calan Mai or sometimesContinue Reading

The famous Triskele.  Part of a thesis I wrote was on Chakras but the thrust was that the idea was not from India originally.  Instead, it may have actually been originally Celtic thought.  Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel and comes from Vedic writings.  There are thought to beContinue Reading

Walking Blessing   That each step may be a shedding. That you will let yourself become lost. That when it looks like you’re going backward,   you may be making progress. That progress is not the goal anyway, but presence to the feel of the path on your skin, toContinue Reading

Here is my first blog for some thoughts on a variety of Celtic Related things from the gods, to lost kingdoms to the obscure onto Tartan Design . By profession I am a Publicist and by trade I sell Kilts over at Just Kilt Me, I am also a dieContinue Reading

In Cornwall there is a church on the cliffs above the sea in Penwith.  There is a story about the church and it goes like this.  One Sunday morning at the beginning of the service a woman entered and she was noted as being unearthly beautiful.  She had pale skinContinue Reading

Humans upon arriving at the island, would find a most wonderful garden. A garden filled with flowers of brilliant colours. Flowers that defied description and with intoxicating scents. Birds singing, a very peaceful place that many would say would be akin to heaven.  The Fair Folk would present their humanContinue Reading

18th March is Sheelah’s Day. It was celebrated in the old Celtic Calendar Sheelah’s Day, also known as Sheelagh’s Day. It is an Irish cultural holiday celebrated on 18 March, which coincides with St. Patrick’s Day. While the holiday is no longer widely celebrated in Ireland, there are still associatedContinue Reading

            I just have tried my very first Welsh whiskey.  Before I get the actual review of Penderyn Celt let me put a little background in.  In the UK, the temperance movement gained strength and in 1823 a law was passed that more or less banned small scale stills.  TheContinue Reading

The Wheel of the Year: Ostara March 1, 2021 The spring or vernal equinox takes place on or about March 21st and has been celebrated throughout history as a time of renewal and rebirth. This Sabbat is one of rejoicing in all life. The balance of the Earth and SunContinue Reading

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Ireland is a beautiful place, and well known for its hospitality and friendliness. But do you know that, by saying certain things, that characteristic amicable streak of the Irish will turn into simmering rage? Here are the Top Ten Triggers.Continue Reading

How did an Irish charity book come to be endorsed by none other than actor Jeremy Irons during a pandemic? Niamh Cooper, Publisher at eThentique in west Cork goes behind the scenes of what happened. When the world stopped turning In March 2020, most of us found ourselves at home,Continue 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

Saint Brigid, or Bridget of Kildare, was a Patron Saint of Ireland – and a contemporary of a certain St. Patrick. Her existence is recorded in the Irish annals, which is how the books written by Irish monks are known. It is widely speculated that St. Brigid was not onlyContinue Reading

Dear Ireland by Niamh Cooper (Sung to the tune of ‘The Sick Note’, by The Dubliners) Dear Ireland, I write this note to you,To tell you of our plight.And at the time of writing,I’m not a pretty sight!I’ve COVID hair, I’ve cracked my chair,My pants are awf’lly tight.And I writeContinue Reading

Over in Cornwall is one of the best-preserved ancient villages in SW England. This is known as Carn Euny from the Cornish Karn Uni. It is located near the village of Sancreed. The earliest houses here appear to have been built around 500 to 400BCE as Iron Age round houses.Continue Reading

Back on the Isle of Man outside Castletown is a very interesting ancient monument called Balladoole. Sometime in 1945, a team consisting of a German refugee along with a team from the internment camp based on the island was put to work looking at an Iron Age hill fort inContinue Reading

Welcome to everyone who just watched Whisky Tasting Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 I would like to extend my personal welcome to everyone who joined us for Whisky Tasting Wednesday. We just ended the live cast, and the whisky is hitting my brain, so I happily greet you all! Tonight IContinue Reading

My journey into tartan design stems from my love of how tartans are a tangible connection between a family, ancestors, and heritage. They’re like a kindred link with the like-minded people no community should ever forget. When I thought of the idea for the Eurasian Otter Tartan, I first wantedContinue Reading

St. Valentine is known as the patron saint of Lovers, and his special day is February 14th. Actually, there were three St. Valentines who lived during the 3rd Century. Two lived in Italy, and were executed during the reign of Roman Emperor, Claudius Gothieus. The third resided in a Roman provinceContinue 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

Will ‘o the Wisp by Arian Niwl   Now Tom was a fine man oh so rare Handsome of features with ginger hair And a big heart that was friendly and fair   Now each maiden from young to old From one’s so shy, to those so bold Raven hairedContinue Reading