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    Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games In the News ‘Citizen’ archaeologists to be recruited after Spanish Armada finds “Citizen” archaeologists are to be recruited in a pilot project which aims to protect vulnerable coastal heritage from being lost to winter storms and climate change. Archaeologists […]

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The Fianna

    Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games The Fianna Wikipedia describes the Fianna (singular fian) as “small, semi-independent warrior bands in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology. They are featured in the stories of the Fenian Cycle, where they are led by Fionn mac Cumhaill. They are […]

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Udny Church Mort House

  Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games A Puzzlement African Ape in Iron Age Ireland? _______________   Udny Church Mort House I confess I have a taste for horror/macabre stories and films and not too long ago I was watching the movie Burke and Hare, a 2010 […]

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The Cailleach

Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games The Cailleach Since there is snow on the ground here in Minneapolis, and I just started working on a new piece of art that is related to it, this month I thought I would mention a very old, and perhaps lesser-know […]

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Celtic Christianity and Christmas

[Originally Published Dec 27, 2000] Author: Ceilidh Lerwick Celtic Christianity and Christmas Author’s Note — Please keep in mind that what is published in this newsletter is correct to the best of my knowledge. I try very hard to be accurate and true and to specify when it is my opinion, and when it isn’t. However, […]

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The Murder of Honor Bright

  Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games In the News Bones of 5,000-year-old Stone Age child and adult found in Irish cave   The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo Tattoo parlors in Ireland say almost all the customers requesting knots are Americans.   The […]

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The Fairy Minister

  Celtic History Newsletter Brought to you by The Celtic Croft and MacGregor Historic Games Sorry for my absence for the last couple of months. We had an “interesting” autumn which kept me from accomplishing certain tasks including this newsletter.   The Fairy Minister Reverand Robert Kirk (1644 – 1692) was born the seventh son […]

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