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A brief history of The Celts

Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has stayed alive in Ireland, its roots run much deeper, and they extend much …

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Does Celtic Culture have a future? USA Kilts

We were asked … What would you personally like to see happen in the next 5-10 years in the Celtic community? And we sort of got a little preachy. Where is Celtic culture strong? How has COVID affected the economy of Scotland or Ireland? Is Scottish Gaelic an dead language? How can we educate kids …

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3 Celts & Company • “REGIMENTAL TARTANS”

The first Highland regiment, the Black Watch was originally raised from clans openly loyal to the status quo to police the Highlands, which were deemed to be both rebellious and lawless by the contemporary British establishment. However, due to a pressing need for personnel in North America during the Seven Years’ War, William Pitt the …

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St. Andrew and Anderson

3 Celts & Company • ANDERSON SAINT ANDREW Clan Siol Andreas: the race of Andrew/Anrias. The cult of St Andrew came to the east of Scotland from Europe in the 9th century (c.834 AD). It was distinct from the early Celtic church, which came from Ireland, and the traditions of the different groups of peoples …

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‘A Man’s a Man for A’ That’: A Poem by Robert Burns

A Man’s a Man for A’ That Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, an’ a’ that; The coward slave-we pass him by, We dare be poor for a’ that! For a’ that, an’ a’ that. Our toils obscure an’ a’ that, The rank is but the guinea’s stamp, The Man’s the gowd …

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