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Dalhousie Castle in Scotland is steeped in Celtic castle history!

Dalhousie Castle is steeped in Celtic Castle history and there are fascinating reminders of its rich and often turbulent past. For example: the 15th century Well, which still yields drinkable water, and the forbidding Bottle Dungeon, a ten-foot square windowless chamber where prisoners had to be lowered by rope. Dalhousie Castle was built over 800 years ago by the Ramsays of Dalhousie, a noble Scottish family descended from Simundus de Ramseia, who in about 1140 followed King David I to Scotland Read More...

Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle became a significant location in Celtic castle history and in Irish History, more than a century before the castle was built. Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, and the famous Battle of Clontarf, on Good Friday, 23rd April 1014, will always be associated with and be central to the history of the Clontarf Castle area. At the time of The Battle of Clontarf, the Clontarf Castle area was wooded with a river flowing by. Many of the rivers in the history of Read More...

Belle Isle Castle

One of the great Celtic castles Belle Isle Castle has been inhabited since the 12th century. Originally called Ballymacmanus, it was home to the MacManus and Maguire family, including one of the compilers of the Annals of Ulster, Cathal Og Mac Manus. The Annals are now in the Bodleian Library in Oxford and Trinity Library in Dublin. In the early 17th century, an eminent soldier, Paul Gore, came into possession of Belle Isle Castle. His descendant, Sir Ralph Gore built the Read More...

Great Celtic Castles and Their Unique Legacy

Belle Isle Castle One of the great Celtic castles Belle Isle has been inhabited since the 12th century. Originally called Ballymacmanus, it was home to the MacManus and Maguire family, including one of the compilers of the Annals of Ulster, Cathal Og Mac Manus. The Annals are now in the Bodleian Library in Oxford and Trinity Library in Dublin. In the early 17th century, an eminent soldier, Paul Gore, came into possession of Belle Isle. His descendant, Sir Ralph Gore built Read More...

Celtic Tree of Life; the Meaning and History of the Ancient Symbol

The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance. These days, the tree of life symbol is used for jewelry decorations, tattoos and tapestries. Understanding the underlying meaning of this symbol should give us an insight on the ancient culture of Celts. The concept of ‘tree of life’ is found in many cultures including that of Celts. The crosses of Celtic and Northumbrian origins incorporate tree symbols in their designs. The Celtic tree of life represents the concept of forces of Read More...

The Trinity Knot: A Twisted History …

While many Celtic knots are popular designs, the one most often seen is the Trinity Knot, also known as a Triquetra. What does the symbol mean and what significance does it hold? It almost depends on who you ask, because it holds meaning to both Christians and non-Christians, but their definitions differ based on personal beliefs. Christians believe that the three points represent the three elements of the trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). Pagans, Read More...

Celtic Jewelry; Both Beautiful and Historic

A Short History of Celtic Jewelry and Celtic Jewelry Traditions   Celtic Jewelry from ancient times traces its roots from the second millennium BC to the first century BC.  The Celtic People were members of an early Indo-European people had spread over much of Europe creating an art form that is both unique and timeless. The Celts believed in reincarnation i.e. continuous rebirth until complete spiritual fulfillment is achieved. The Celtic Jewelry created by the Celtic People and the Celtic symbolism is the immortal Read More...

A Short History of Celtic People in the World

The Celtic People have History in Many Places … The term “Celts” refer to the Celtic people (pronounced Keltic) that thrived in both ancient and modern times. Today, the term often refers to the cultures, languages and people that are based in Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany in France. “Today six Celtic languages survive — the Gaelic group comprising Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx and the Britonic group comprising Welsh, Breton and Cornish,” wrote the late professor Read More...

How to Buy Sterling Silver; How is Sterling Silver Defined?

What makes silver, truly Sterling Silver? How to buy only true silver! Purchasing Sterling Silver is an investment in precious metals and is an item that will have real value now and a value that will undoubtedly out live you and your heirs. Sterling Silver is a precious metal and although the price fluctuates as does Gold, it maintains value which will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, like Gold, Buying and selling Sterling Silver takes experience and a little know how. Some basic pointers are Read More...