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Irish Kilts? Yep!

From our friends at • 3 Celts & Company • “THE IRISH TARTANS” Although not a traditional component of national dress outside Scotland, kilts have become recently popular in the other Celtic nations as a sign of Celtic identity. Kilts and tartans can therefore also be seen in Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, …

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What Celtic Clan do you belong to? Discover your ancestral heritage

From our friends at clan.com: How do I find my Family or Clan Tartan? To find your clan or family tartan, simply key in your surname (without words like “tartan” or “clan”) into our Family Finder. You’ll be provided with a list of potential names to choose from. By clicking on a name, you’ll be …

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St. Patrick’s Day: A brief history

Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his …

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What is a Celtic Clan?

Where do clan names come from? It was often thought that people with a clan surname were direct descendants of the clan chief. But sometimes it was common to adopt a surname when land was taken over to show solidarity and ensure protection with the clan.   The History of Clans Few aspects of Scotland’s …

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Highland Heavy Games

It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Here are some key pieces of trivia about the Highland games which highlight in the Scottish summer calendar.and one of the …

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