Happy Samhain, Happy New Year, Happy Halloween! 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

Not only is the history of the Pict tribes attracting interest because of their mysterious past, so is Hamish Lamley’s passion on BBC television! “Leatherwork is my connection to the past. It is my way to solve problems as our ancestors did, to work at my own pace and seeContinue 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

Behind the artwork of the Rowan Tree… Earlier this year I came across a submission open for creatives to send work to be chosen in the “Voices of the Grove: Beltane 2021-2022 The Call of Brighid” journal-diary (Volume two in the series by Yuri Leitch) Naturally I felt the urgeContinue 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

These are a random sampling of Celtic and Welsh images for St. Dwynwen, the Welsh Saint of True Love. Celtic Nations Magazine makes no claim to any copyright associated with images in this gallery. Please CONTACT US to address any copyright concerns. Randi ThorneauRandi Thorneau loves to write product reviews.Continue 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

Here’s a little video by Michael Fortune demonstrating how to make a St. Brigid’s Cross.   He has been making the St. Brigid’s Cross for the past 40 years and never tires of gathering the rushes and making them on the 31st of January, the Eve of St. Brigid’s Day.Continue Reading

Imbloc is coming up and is known also as Brigid’s day and has become conflated with the old goddess with a later person that has become known as St. Brigid’s Day. Now most know St. Brigid as being primarily associated with Ireland. However, she is also found in Wales. ThereContinue Reading

Join the The Association of Irish & Celtic Festivals for a celebration of St. Brigid, by highlighting some of the wonderful female Irish acts from around the world. Co-hosts for the event: Eileen Ivers Joanie Madden Cherish the Ladies Performers include: Morgan Bullock Karan Casey Cherish the Ladies Ashley DavisContinue 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

Fire of Learning features content by American YouTuber, Justin. His videos contain educational content in which he discusses topics such as history, culture, language, and related subjects. The Fire of Learning YouTube Channel is perhaps best known for the “History of Nations and Peoples Documentary Series” in which Justin explores theContinue Reading

Fire of Learning features content by American YouTuber, Justin. His videos contain educational content in which he discusses topics such as history, culture, language, and related subjects. The Fire of Learning YouTube Channel is perhaps best known for the “History of Nations and Peoples Documentary Series” in which Justin explores theContinue Reading

This amazing drone show was staged over the Scottish Highlands and then placed into city scenes of Edinburgh. The entire event was COVID-safe, and a fitting tribute to the passing of 2020 and the welcoming of 2021. Happy New Year To All! CNM-admincelticnationsmagazine.comContinue 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

The pwca, or in Ireland the púca, and other names across the Celtic world, are spirits that can be either beneficial or malevolent. Púca are noted for taking on the shape of animals – primarily a horse – and then taking the rider for the nasty ride of their life.Continue Reading

A collection of Samhain Blesssings from around the Web. 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

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

Dancing Cats In Kilts

Scottish Wildcats in Kilts A Blaring, some called it music; others called it noise. It was the melody of the bagpipes and it was certainly getting everyone moving. The swirling of the kilts the excited mewling cats as they twirled their partners on the dance floor. Indeed, it was aContinue Reading

Maireid Sullivan

The Spirit of Communication and ‘The Craic’By Mairéid Sullivan, 1996 Recently I was asked what I thought has survived of ancient Celtic tradition in the same way that Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine have survived in ancient Indian tradition and Confucian philosophy and Acupuncture have survived in Chinese tradition. And theContinue Reading