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Today in Celtic History !

This Past Week in Celtic History

Tomorrow in Celtic History

  • February 11, 1940 - John Buchan, Author and politician, died in Canada
  • February 11, 1926 - Rioting greets the Abbey Theatre performance of Sean O'Caseys The Plough and the Stars
  • February 11, 1895 - Coldest temperature ever recorded in Scotland, -27.2C at Braemar
  • February 11, 1847 - Macvey Napier, a Scottish editor of Encyclopedia Brittanica, died
  • February 11, 1858 - The Miracle of Lourdes takes place
  • February 11, 1800 - William H. Fox Talbot, pioneering photographer, born
  • February 11, 1774 - Jacob Poolem antiquary, died in Growtown, Co. Wexford

Featured Events

Some of the Notable Events in Celtic History

The Act of Proscription 1746 was a piece of legislation enacted by the British government in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745-1746 - Banning - Kilts - Tartans - Bagpipes - Weapons - Gathering of Clan Members
The summer solstice, is the longest day of the year. Known also as Alban Heruin, The Light of the Shore, Litha or Midsummers Day. It was traditionally celebrated out in the forest with picnics, games, and a large bonfire
Alban Heruin - June 21

Alban Heruin - June 21

Celtic Holiday

On Easter Monday, the Irish Volunteers and Citizen Army seize the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin and demand Irish sovereignty. This rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916
The Radical War, also known as the Scottish Insurrection of 1820, was a week of strikes and unrest, a culmination of Radical demands for reform in the United Kingdom which had become prominent in the early years of the French Revolution, but had then been repressed during the long Napoleonic War
The Radical War

The Radical War

Scotland - April 5, 1820

King Alexander I of Scotland, also known as Alexander I of Alba, was crowned on April 23, 1107. He was the son of King Malcolm III and Queen Margaret, and his reign marked an important period in the history of Scotland. Alexander I ruled as King of the Scots from 1107 until his death in 1124.
King Alexander I crowned

King Alexander I crowned

Scotland - April 23, 1107

The Statutes of Kilkenny were primarily aimed at preventing the assimilation of the English settlers with the native Irish population. - Englishmen must not speak the Irish tongue, nor receive Irish minstrels into their dwellings, nor even ride in the Irish fashion; …
The Statute of Kilkenny

The Statute of Kilkenny

Ireland April 19, 1689