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     collection of treasures
        to touch your Inner Celt."

Artisan Spotlight, Part 1

Part of our mission at the Celtic Ranch is to provide you with some of the finest quality, artisan products and our beloved Commander in Chief Terry Kast travels the world sourcing these handmade treasures. We try to convey the level of detail that goes into these artisan products when we see you in our
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The Puck Fair

The Puck Fair in Ireland is one of the island’s oldest festivals thought to date back to the 4th century and was originally part of the Celtic harvest festival, Lughnasa. From Slate.com “During this ancient celebration, a wild male goat (known as a puck) is crowned king of the town for three days before being returned
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Fairies

Fairies have been spoken of in whispers in Ireland for centuries. The fabled creatures are sometimes malevolent but are often portrayed as friendly if properly appeased. Fairies are mythological creatures said to have magical powers. They like to live in stone piles or cairns, in holes in trees, and underground. Legend tells us that if you make
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The Kelpies

The Kelpies of Falkirk, Scotland, are a sight to behold. Soaring 30 meters into the Scottish sky, rising from the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, the galvanized steel sculptures form a gateway between the Forth and Clyde canal and the newly built canal extension, part of The Helix, a new parkland project that connects
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Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey neat is perfect. Warm, liquid sunshine with no frills, no distractions, no garnish, but sometimes, when the weather is steamy or when you’re feeling fancy or maybe you’re looking to impress someone, it’s nice to have a cold Manhattan or an Old Fashioned, and show the world that you are a civilized, distinguished, adult
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Celtic Crosses

Celtic Crosses are one of the more ubiquitous symbols in Ireland and throughout Irish history. Legend has it that St. Patrick introduced the cross to Ireland, combining the traditional cross with the nimbus, the Pagan symbol of the sun to help the converts understand the importance of the cross. Others believe that the Celtic cross
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Tartan and Tweed

There is often confusion about the difference between tartan and tweed. Both are hand woven fabric, made of hand spun and dyed wool. Is that where the similarities begin and end? Let’s look a little closer. From Wikipedia: Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven
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The Giant’s Causeway

The first time you see it, you think there’s no way it can be real. The otherworldly rock formations of The Giant’s Causeway look like something out of a movie set. In fact, they have been a set location for the hit show Game of Thrones and the movie Dracula Untold. The Giant’s Causeway, located
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The Tree of Life

The tree of life is such an evocative symbol that is neither masculine nor feminine. It is revered by all faiths and seems to tug at the spirit, reminding us that we’re connected to the earth, to the sky, and to all mankind. It’s a primitive symbol that can be found in every culture, on almost
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Claddagh, a Ring, a City, a Legend.

Few symbols are recognizable, more quintessentially Irish than the Claddagh. The hands clasping a crowned heart, symbolize love (the heart), loyalty (the crown), and friendship (the outstretched hands). The Claddagh originates in the fishing village of Claddagh, which is now in the center of Galway, but was once just outside of the city walls. According
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