Maisie McGillicuddie’s Sheep Got Muddy Written by Kelly Grettler and illustrated by Darya Beklemesheva, 2020 Texan author gathers inspiration for this new picture book after a long-awaited trip to Ireland. The well planned out, lyrical story follows young Maisie around the emerald isle in search for her lost sheep. CleverlyContinue 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

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

Celtic Fantasy Elf Ghillies

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the ghillie shoe design? And why we call it a ghillie? The forerunner of the modern dance ghillie can be traced back to ancient Scotland and the necessity of designing a shoe that could be worn in boggy terrain. These shoes wereContinue Reading

An Claidheamh Soluis / The Celtic Arts Center celebrates it’s 20th Annual celebration of the Scottish literary and romantic genius, Robert Burns. Because the CoViD-19 epidemic has kept our doors (and kitchen) sealed, we put together a video filled with highlights from past celebration as well as delightful new performancesContinue 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