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Monday, July 24th, 2006
6:45 pm
[hellokitty247]
I'm new.
Hello everyone. ;) On May 31, 2007, I'm having a Celtic wedding. I have a dress already, but I'd like to customize it. It's sort of victorian, but I'm going to make it Celtic, of course. Any pictures of cool Celtic dresses? Thanks. :)
Monday, June 26th, 2006
2:00 pm
[elderwood]
Greetings, everyone.
I've created a new community for those interested in anything related to the Celtic nations (whether that be heritage, culture, music, etc). Once the community has a larger member-base, there will be weekly posts of links related to something Celtic, as well as weekly mp3's of Celtic music. Please feel free to join or to take a look.

celtlink



I hope it was alright to promote in this community, but if not, I'll delete the entry.
Slainte!

(cross-posted in various places)
Sunday, June 11th, 2006
11:29 pm
[msmaryclare]
Rugby, Clans and The Prodigals! ooh and Beer!
Potomac Celtic Festival
Rugby, Clans and The Prodigals! Performers from all corners of the globe descend on Leesburg, VA next weekend to celebrate the culture and heritage of the seven Celtic Nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Brittany, Galicia and Cornwall. This year we highlight the Celtic Nation of Ireland. The Festival features multiple venues and stages of local and worldwide musicians, dancers and performers, marching pipe bands, living history, cultural workshops, juried Celtic crafters, artisans and vendors as well as clans and societies, children’s activities, athletics and ethnic foods during the day and a concert at NiteFest! Saturday night in the Pub Tent. Come join this fun, family friendly event. Info on tickets and more can be found on the website.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, June 17, 2006 - Sunday, June 18, 2006
(Opens: 10:00 AM)
Children Welcome
Pets Welcome
Tickets: (800) 214-6053
www.pcfest.org
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
12:13 am
[silentxreveries]
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
1:08 pm
[midnightmonody]
Allo there, just joined.

I am quite intrested in Celtic culture, mostly in Eireann's folktales and Myth, but I like Cymru's, Alba's, and some others too.  My favorite book on Celtic myth would have to be Peter Ellis's "Celtic myths and heroes".  I am myself mostly Irish, with some Icelandic in me.  Intresting fact about my family, we are the descendents of the first Milespain King, if our family story and Sheild speak the truth.  The story in our family runs as thus.  Two brothers were racing in a boat and whoever reached the shore first would win the land, one brother seeing that he was going to loose severed his hand and tossed it to shore, thus we have the red hand upon our sheild as the only design.  and the phrase "Leamh Dearg Abu" written 'neath.

Now being a metalhead I have to ask anyone like any of the Celtic metal bands out there, Primordial, Cruachan, Skyclad, Sudikra?
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
11:59 pm
[children_of_lir]
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus!

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(Cross-posted.)

Cymry am bith!

And -- just for 24 hours -- NUTS to overhyped ol' St. Patrick. ;) For March 1st is St. David's day.

So fly y Ddraig Goch (the Red Dragon flag) high and stick a leek/daffodil in your hatband. Curl up with some laverbread, a steaming bowl of cawl, a good pint, and enjoy any of the following Welsh-themed flicks...Collapse )

Here's a brief list and description of some more traditional Welsh dishes, with some recipes here in case you'd like to experiment.

And the best part is, no one will make you drink green beer.
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
4:56 am
[children_of_lir]
v00t!
The Kilted Kid has seen justice...

But I don't think it went far enough.

The PRINCIPAL should have to wear one to the prom too.

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
8:02 am
[children_of_lir]
Kilts = clown gear?
Dia dhuit ar maidin,

Presently, I'm sure there are causes in the world that are more in need of getting riled up over.

But in a country built upon, and supposedly priding itself in, diversity...this gesture simply struck me as plumb ignorant:

Student Removed from High School Dance for Wearing a kiltCollapse )

Apparantly the rest of us are forgetting to wear the fright wig, boutonniere and squeaky shoes along with ours...

:::honk honk::: agat, Mo Charai,

~F

Current Mood: Mildly honked off.
Monday, November 21st, 2005
8:35 pm
[gaelic_flame]
Bloody Sunday 1920
On this date 85 years ago, agents of the IRA assassinated 14 members of the British intelligence service in Ireland on Michael Collins' orders. These members, part of the "Cairo Gang", were the spearhead for the British intelligence reports in Ireland.
Later on that same day, 14 innocent civilians were massacred by the legendary Black and Tans while attending a football match.

This incident was the deciding factor for the British to pull out of the lower 26 counties of Ireland.
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
9:06 am
[wingxnut18]
I'm not sure if this is allowed here or not, but I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that on http://www.celticjewelrybox.com there is a promotion going on for Christmas where everything is on sale and all orders of $30 or more gets free ground shipping if you put "Free shipping" in the comments section when you check out.

This has been cross-posted a couple places to spread the Christmas cheer!
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
10:10 pm
[wingxnut18]
the new guy in town... :)
Hi guys! I’m new here, so I just wanted to take a minute to say hi!

I am the third generation of my family to be born on American soil, with my great grandparents coming from County Donegal, Ireland. I am proud of my heritage and fond of the culture that I grew up learning about. The myths, legends, and history of the Celts and of Ireland have motivated and inspired me in many ways.

If anyone is interested, one of those ways happens to be Celtic Jewelry. The history behind the symbols and the beauty of Celtic artwork mystify me, and keep me wanting to learn more. Please take a moment and visit http://www.celticjewelrybox.com and let me know what you think. If you happen to see something you like, we have lots of excellent deals.

That being out of the way, I am looking for some online resources to help with my Gaelic before my next trip to Ireland. Any suggestions?

x-posted a few places
Monday, September 26th, 2005
4:42 pm
[myfanwy_65]
New Community
For those of you who are interested, I just created a new community for celtic fiddlers.

Obviously, it's celtic_fiddle . Have a look if you are so inclined.

Hope to see you there.


**cross-posted everywhere I can think of to do so. sorry if you get this multiple times.**

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
11:59 pm
[antaine1]
Friday, August 5th, 2005
2:07 pm
[dynamatt17]
Hey there.

Follow my travels through Ireland by reading up on my livejournal posts. If you add me as a friend I'll be sure to get you back. I'm in Dublin and I've already made a couple of posts.

Mahalo.
Thursday, June 30th, 2005
9:47 am
[children_of_lir]
Go mbeannai Dia annseo!
Hmmm....seems to be quiet the last couple of weeks.

Fionn here--somewhat new to LJ, but long time Celtic enthusiast. Triple-threat: Irish, Scots and Welsh ancestry (hey, anybody else notice that recent Celtic fads seem to have completely left Wales out of the loop???)

I'm a Celtic musician: harp, vocals, guitar...pending album, sound previews available on my website ;) Visual artist and fantasy writer as well.

I also do historical reenactment through the SCA. GREAT place to network with folks who are into old Celtic culture, in all its aspects.

Conas tá sibh féin?

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
11:46 am
[bodhicide]
Book of Kells
Anyone know where I can find a pdf version of the Book of Kells (an ornate book created by Celtic Christian monks in Ireland, Scotland, and England containing the four Gospels in Latin and some other miscellany)?
Monday, April 4th, 2005
4:30 pm
[scousered]
Macha
Macha -who read about her?
I understood she is a goddess of the fallen on the battle field who dies preggers after a race withe quickest horses of the king of Ulster beacuse her huibby bragged about her
A mean manner to treat a goddess

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, March 20th, 2005
8:26 am
[user1976]
a couple dollars, a bus pass.....
this is really funny. i cant get the image to post so youll have to use the link and see it on its own website. if you need to search for it, the date on it is 3-20-2005.

http://www.comicspage.com/comicspage/main.jsp?file=20050320csgas-s-p.jpg&refresh_content=1&component_id=3&custid=69&catid=1152&dir=%2Fgasoline
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
8:41 am
[user1976]
Saint Patrick's Day
Apart from the Church day of the feast of St. Patrick, here is some information about the man.

This is a day observed less in Ireland than in
the United States, Australia,
and other places with legions of Irish emigrants
and their descendants. In
the name of Ireland's patron saint, we march in
parades, drink pints of
tinted beer, cook corned beef and cabbage, and
wear a bit of green. But the
fact is that the man himself remains an enigma.

Patrick's history is riddled with
inconsistencies. Although there is no
official date on record, modern historians place
his birth at about 390 and
his death around 461 C.E. While he is arguably
the best-known Irishman, he
was actually born in Britain of Welsh and Breton
parents. It is said that
he was kidnapped as a teenager and taken in
slavery to Ireland where he
tended sheep and discovered his deep connection
to the country. He later
bargained for his freedom, returned to Britain
and studied Latin theology
until he could go back to Ireland as a
missionary. While known as the first
Irish bishop, he may well have appointed himself
to the position, and there
is even some question about his membership in the
priesthood.

Much has been made of Patrick's persuasive
personality, his ability to
preach, teach, and convert. It has even been
suggested that the snakes he
supposedly drove from Ireland were not serpents
at all, but Druids and other
pagans. In his book Drinking from the Sacred
Well, Celtic scholar John
Matthews urges us to consider Patrick in a
different light, to appreciate
him for honesty, strength of conviction, and
generosity to his converts.
Whatever the truths of Patrick's life, he
exemplifies a pivotal time in
Irish history as the old ways retreated into the
shadows, never to be
entirely lost, and the new ways transformed the
land.

By the way, being a MacNiell is of great pride to me on this day in particular because of our connection. though it might not be solidly provable, most accounts have it as Niall Noigallagh (Niall of the nine hostages) who kidnapped Patrick. He is the one for whom the clan MacNiell is named.

Erin Go Bragh
Alba Go Bragh

Current Mood: happy
2:43 am
[gaelic_flame]
St. Patrick's Day
To Do List

• Take off B.U.M Equipment sweatshirt, put on Notre Dame sweatshirt.

• Start off the special day right with McMuffin and Shamrock Shake.

• Fill empty shake cup with whiskey and march in parade.

• Leave parade after 10 minutes. Enter favorite Irish bar.

• Call "Sully" & "Murph" to let them know just how wasted you already are.

• Clap at the wrong times while singing along with "The Wild Rover."

• Aggressively tongue kiss fat drunk girl in between bites of corned beef sandwich.

• Do "Cabbage Patch" dance over and over until somebody gets the Irish reference.

• Keep your shtick going and bust out your funny "Riverdance" routine.

• Due to exhaustion, pass out in alley behind bar, reappear in bar one hour later completely invigorated.

• Strategically place "Kiss Me I'm Irish" pin on fly. Harass every female within 20-foot radius.

• Instigate a donnybrook.

• Nod your head as friends discuss Shane MacGowan and act like you know who the hell he is.

• Acquire brogue. Pretend you're from Ireland. Fool no one.

• Not bat an eye at the plastered woman holding a 4-month-old in the smoky, crowded bar.

• Hunt down actual Irish person, proceed to bore him to tears with your strikingly limited knowledge of the Emerald Isle, including the mispronounced names of the counties where your great great grandparents might have lived.

• Thoroughly enjoy every Jim McGreevey joke you hear.

• Spout anti-English sentiments and proclaim your admiration for the boys in "The I.R.S." (you mean I.R.A.).

• Act like bagpipes aren't the worst sound you've ever heard.

• Spill entire pint of Guinness on stranger. Get in fistfight with stranger. Hug stranger. Introduce stranger to everyone as your new best friend.

• Wake up in puddle of puke (not your own) and realize its only 3:00pm. Leave Men's room and continue drinking.

Current Mood: drunk
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