Pipers playing in a group.
History

The Magical Power of Celtic Music

December 13, 2020

In the present times, Celtic music is very popular throughout the world. Therefore, it is a little difficult to accept that it was once banned by the English settlers who thought that its magical powers would corrupt the English people. […]

Gravestone cross in Ireland with a celtic knot design
European History

Literary and Artistic Aspects of the Celtic Revival

December 6, 2020

The ancient literary tradition of Ireland was a significant area on which the Celtic revival movements focused. The foundation of the Irish Literary Theatre had a great influence in bringing back the ancient Irish literature in the form of plays. Arts also experienced widespread renewed attention. […]

Conradh Limk 2
British History

Celtic Revival in Ireland: Irish Language

December 6, 2020

One aspect of the ancient Irish culture forgotten partly due to British dominance was the Irish language. In the 19th century, different attempts were made to revive the language. The Gaelic League was the most prominent player in this challenge. […]

Uragh Stone Circle, Gleninchaquin Park, Co. Kerry Ireland
British History

Celtic Revival in Ireland: Political Backgrounds and Aspects

December 6, 2020

The revival of Celtic identity in Ireland was directly tied to political backgrounds. The way the Irish saw themselves in relation to the British determined their Irish identity. Their efforts in bringing back the cultural aspects of ancient Ireland started in the field of sports and reviving two old Irish games. […]

Close up of Scotland under a magnifying glass on a map
British History

The Revival of Scottish Celtic Identity

November 29, 2020

The Celtic identity of Scotland had been taken from them by such rules as the Dress Act. The repeal of the Act and some famous literary works led to the revival of Scottish identity and traditions. […]

Ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
History

Revival of the Celtic Culture in Wales

November 29, 2020

In the late 16th century, a scholarly tradition began to study the Celtic past. Those investigations led to renewed fascinations with the Celtic culture. It is the origin of the modern notions of Celtic nationalism that re-appropriates the Celtic heritage. […]

Celtic Cross at rock of cashel, co tipperary, ireland
British History

Scholarly Investigations of the Celtic Heritage

November 29, 2020

The scholarly research on the Celtic heritage conducted by George Buchanan in the late 16th century mostly regarded linguistic connections between the Celtic languages. The linguistic investigations led to findings of the relationships between the Celtic peoples. But not all of them were based on reliable evidence. […]

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, commemorating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, depicted in the background.
British History

The Last Irish Rebellion Against England

November 16, 2020

Irish rebels had fought for centuries against England in spite of the Crown’s attempts to decrease the Irishness in Irish lands to make them submit to English rule. The last of these rebellions was linked to one of the most famous families in Ireland, the O’Neill family. […]

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