Gaelic Bibliography

Celtic Designs


  BRASS DESIGN Midpark Cottage, Crossmichael Rd, Castle Douglas,
  Kircudbrightshire DG7 2LH
  Celtic designs etched in brass - bookmarks, brooches, hairclips, rings,
  bangles, coasters etc.

  CARRICK JEWELLERY LTD. 7 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3HL.
  Traditional Scottish celtic ranges in silver & plated metal clan crests.

  CELTIC ART LTD. 3 Hawbank Rd. East Kilbride G74 5EU
  Silver Scottish jewellery. Sgian dubhs etc.

  CELTIC LEGEND Swinton Pottery 25/27 Main Street, Swinton, Duns,
  Berwickshire, TD11 3JJ
  Fantasy figures hand modelled in stoneware, inspired by myths & legends.

  CERAPH DESIGNS 47 Shore St, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty IV11 8XL
  Ceramic coasters, pot stands, trinket boxes etc Celtic & Art Nouveau

  COLLINS CRYSTAL Shaw St, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 6EB
  Wide range of Scottish designs including all clan crests.

  CORNADIA The Old Mill, Millnain, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9AD
  Porcelain boxes, jewellery, oil burners, T.Shirts - Celtic designs

  FOUNTAIN OF DORNOCH LTD. Station Sq, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3PG
  Sutherland silver Celtic jewellery, heartland pewter & copper.

  GARVIE ENTERPRISES Kilmore, By Oban, Argyll PA34 4XX
  Silver earrings, plume brooches and charms in Scottish designs. Range
  of traditional Celtic jewellery.

  HEBRIDEAN JEWELLERY Iochdar, South Uist, Western Isles PA81 5QX
  Wide range of Celtic, traditional Scottish & wildlife designs

  HORIZON PORCELAIN Unit 4, Plot 4, Dalcross Industrial Est. Dalcross,
  Inverness IV1 2JB
  Unique range of porcelain gifts with Celtic design.

  ISLAND DESIGN The Leigh, Stenness, Orkney Isles KW16 3HA
  Celtic & traditional designs hand printed on textiles.

  MANACRAFT LEATHER COMPANY  106 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ES
  Sporrans, kilt belts, and other Highland dress accessories & gifts

  MITHRIL JEWELLERY 38 edgemont St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3EL
  Inspired Celtic designs - silver & gold. Commissions welcome

  REUL LTD  An Lanntair, Town Hall, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis PA87 2BX
  Range of Gaelic proverb cards, greetings cards and Gaelic posters

  RINANSAY Quoybanks, North Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2BG
  Exclusive design sweaters, incorporating Celtic motifs.

  SOLI DEO Anchor Buildings, Bridge St. Kirkwall, Orkney Isles KW15 1HR
  Figurines depicting myths & legends. King Arthur, Merlin, dragons etc.

  UIST CRAFTS Clover Cottage, Stoneybridge, South Uist PA81 5SD
  Highland & Island cottages, landscapes, wildlife, celtic ornaments etc.

  WOODCARVER (SCOTCREST) Shawfield Lane, Rosemont, Blairgowrie,
  Perthshire PH10 6JY
  Clan crest wall plaques and key rings

  B & F HAY, CELTIC DESIGN  14 Campbell Crescent, Kingussie,
  Inverness-shire PH21 1JP
  Pictish pictures, celtic designs, cards, bookmarks.

  CELESTIAL GLASS 9 East Terrace, South Queensferry, West Lothian EH30
  High quality leaded and screen printed panels - Celtic interlace

  CELTIC LEATHER Strome Ferry, Ross-shire, IV53 8UJ
  Celtic designs hand engraved and painted onto leather bags, belts etc

  DISCOUNT HIGHLAND SUPPLY Main Street, Gordon, Berwickshire TD3 6JN
  Highland dress, footwear, bagpipes, all accessories.

  JAMES GILLON FERGUSSON (Freelance Artist) 11 Cleghorn St, Dundee DD2 2NQ
  Carved miniature Pictish stones, Pictish jewellery & wall plaques.

  JARACRAFT Garson House, Stromness, Orkney Isles KW16 3JU
  Scale replicas of Pictish & Celtic stones, cists, jewellery &
  sculptures, hand finished in stone and cold cast metals.

  KELLS GOLD & SILVERSMITHS Drimcruaidh Cottage, Kintra, Isle of Mull
  PA66 6BP
  Celtic and traditional jewellery also spoons and letter openers set
  with semi precious stones.

  KELTIC DESIGN West Lodge Cottage, Crathes Castle estate, near Banchory,
  Kincardine-shire AB31 3QE
  Unique collection of glass, silk, wooden items and stationary using
  original and contemporary Celtic designs.

  TAIN SILVER 2 Kirksheaf, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PB
  Hallmarked silver brooches & accessories inspired by Celtic/Pictish art

  W B DESIGNS 84 Garry Place, Hallglen, Falkirk FK1 2QH
  Richly dyed silk scarves, T.Shirts & wall hangings with Celtic designs

  INK ENTERPRISES Dol Ddafydd, Bethesda, Gwynedd, N. Wales LL57 3LY
  Celtic designs hand printed onto Tee & sweatshirts, mirrors, greetings
  cards, stickers.

  TANTRA DESIGNS 48 Kensington Park Road, Bristol BS4 3HU
  Celtic, heritage and new age cards and window prints, notelets, Celtic
  silk scarves, enamels, T.Shirts, prints, cassettes, silver & pewter etc.

  ACRES WILD The Maples, Norwich Road, Carleton Road, Norfolk NR16 6RX
  Celtic pictures, cards, posters and ogham.

  SPIRIT OF THE ANCESTORS Simant Bostock, 24 Northload St. Glastonbury
  sculpture and photography inspired by our Celtic heritage

  CELTIC IMPRESSIONS 56 Horse Shoes Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3HY
  Brass buckles, brooches, bracelets, necklaces, all hand made.

  WHITE DOVE PRINTS / CELTIC CONNECTIONS by David James, Tamarisk Farm,
  West Bexington, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DF.
  Celtic greeting cards, spiral design window stickers, quarterly Celtic
  journal. "Little Book of Celtic Designs". Commissions welcome.

  KELTIC DESIGNS / DRYAD GRAPHICS by Jen Delyth, Lower Mill Cottage,
  Hill End, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea, W. Glamorgan SA3 1HU

  TYWYN POTTERY Unit 8, Pendre Industrial Estate, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9LW
  Bone china giftware, featuring Kells and Lindisfarne patterns, crests
  & logos, tartan mugs.

  BLACK DRAGON CRAFTS Bryn Talog, Pencader, Dyfed, Wales SA39 9BD
  Handmade leather goods with Celtic knotwork, wristbands, clocks,
  pouches, pendants, keyrings, mirrors, necklaces, etc.
  OGHAM CRAFTS 1 Hillcourt Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  Specialises in Celtic and Ogham gold & silver jewellery and gifts
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  The following is a list of select reading material on Celtic Heritage.
  It is not a definitive list and you may wish to refer to other works in
  a related field that particularly interest you. Remember that there is
  no need to spend a fortune on books. Your local library will be able to
  help with most of the books listed below, through the Inter-library
  loan system. An asterix* highlights books that we consider to be
  particularly important studies. ** means highly recommended.

  THE HISTORY OF THE CELTIC PLACE NAMES OF SCOTLAND** by W.J. Watson
  Definitive work. 1986 Reprinted Birlinn 1993. Recommended
  THE HISTORY OF THE CELTIC LANGUAGE by L. MacLean (1840) London
  PLACE NAMES OF SKYE by Alex R. Forbes (1923) Paisley
  IRISH NAMES OF PLACES by P.W. Joyce (1875) Dublin
  THE PLACE NAMES OF ARRAN by Ronald Currie (1908) Glasgow
  THE BOOK OF ARRAN by J.A. Balfour & W.M. MacKenzie 2 vols. Archaeology
  & Folklore. (1910-14) Glasgow
  MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC RACE* by T.W. Rolleston.
  Bracken Books (1986) A good introduction to Celtic mythology
  CELTIC MYTH AND LEGEND* by Charles Squire.
  Newcastle Publishing (1975)  Similar to Rolleston
  EARLY IRISH MYTHS & SAGAS by Jeffrey Gantz  Penguin Books 1981
  LEGENDS OF THE CELTS by Frank Delaney.  Grafton Books 1989
  GODS AND FIGHTING MEN* by Lady Gregory.  Colin Smythe (1979)
  CUCHULAIN OF MUIRTHEMNE by Lady Gregory. Colin Smythe (1984)
  VISIONS & BELIEFS IN THE WEST OF IRELAND by Lady Gregory (1920)
  Also any other of her works recommended
  THE CUCHULAIN SAGA IN IRISH LITERATURE by Eleanor Hull. London 1898.
  THE TAIN** by Thomas Kinsella. OUP (1986)
  CELTIC MYTHOLOGY* by Pronsias MacCana. Newness Books
  Includes comparisons with the Gaulish pantheon
  CELTIC MYTHOLOGY & RELIGION by Alex MacBain (1917) Stirling
  EARLY IRISH HISTORY & MYTHOLOGY** by T.F. O' Rahilly Dublin 1946.
  Excellent study, but heavy reading
  THE IRISH MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE* by H. D.'Arbois de Jubainville
  Dublin 1903. A classic. Any of his works recommended.
  THE CELTIC REALMS by Miles Dillon & Nora Chadwick 1967 London
  Any of their works recommended
  CELTIC MYSTERIES by John Sharkey. Thames & Hudson
  EVERY DAY LIFE OF THE PAGAN CELTS by Anne Ross
  THE FOLKLORE OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS by Anne Ross
  B.T. Batsford (1976) Any other works by Anne Ross also
  recommended, but use with caution.
  THE CELTS by Nora Chadwick. Penguin
  THE CELTIC EMPIRE by Peter Berresford Ellis. (1990) London
  CELTIC HERITAGE** by A & B Rees. Thames & Hudson (1961)
  Highly Recommended, essential reading.
  CELTIC BARDS, CHIEFS & KINGS by George Borrow (1928) London
  IRISH FOLK AND FAIRY TALES by Michael Scott 3 vols. Sphere Books (1983)
  CELTIC WONDER TALES by Ella Young. Floris Books, Edinburgh
  THE TANGLE COATED HORSE by Ella Young, Floris Books.
  CARMINA GADELICA** by Alexander Carmichael. 6 vols.
  Rites & customs of the isles & Highlands. Excellent collection.
  Reprinted by Scottish Academic Press. (1972?)
  SILVA GADELICA** by S. O' Grady 2 vols. (Irish) 1892
  Highly Recommended but hard to find
  TRACES OF THE ELDER FAITHS OF IRELAND* by Wood-Martin. 2 vols
  Longmans, Green & Co.(1902) Excellent Folklore. Hard to find
  CELTIC IRELAND** by Eoin MacNeill Dublin 1921
  HISTORY OF THE CELTIC PEOPLE* by Henri Hubert 1 vol edition (1992)
  Bracken Books. Includes archaeology, language, migration, tribes, etc.
  CELTIC SCOTLAND:A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ALBA by Wm.F. Skene (1886) Edinburgh
  STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF DALRIADA** by John Bannerman
  Scottish Academic Press(1974) The definitive work on the Dalriada kingdom
  COLUMBA by Ian Findlay (1979) Victor Gollancz
  The story of St. Columba
  ADOMNAN'S LIFE OF ST. COLUMBA by A.O. Anderson (1961) Edinburgh
  HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CULDEES OF IONA by John Jamieson (1890) Glasgow
  SCOTLAND IN PAGAN TIMES by Joseph Anderson 2 vols (1883-6) Edinburgh
  KINGS & KINGSHIP IN EARLY SCOTLAND by M.O. Anderson (1973) Edinburgh
  THE CLANS, SEPTS & REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS* by Frank Adam
  (1965) Edinburgh
  HISTORY OF THE HIGHLANDS & HIGHLAND CLANS by James Brown (1848) Edinburgh
  THE MACCRIMMONS OF SKYE by Fred T. MacLeod (1933) Edinburgh
  THE HISTORY & TRADITIONS OF THE ISLE OF SKYE* by Alex Cameron (1871)
  Inverness. *Reprinted 1994*
  THE WESTERN ISLES by W.C. MacKenzie (1932) Paisley
  THE LORDSHIP OF THE ISLES* by I.F. Grant. (1935) Edinburgh
  SCOTLAND THE ANCIENT KINGDOM by Donald MacKenzie (1930) Glasgow
  LOCH ETIVE AND THE SONS OF USNACH by Angus Smith. (1879) London
  HIGHLAND SUPERSTITIONS by Alex MacGregor (1901) Stirling
  A CELTIC MISCELLANY Penguin (1971) an anthology of Celtic poetry & prose
  THE PICTS by Isabel Henderson Thames & Hudson (1967)
  THE PROBLEM OF THE PICTS ed. by F.T. Wainwright (1980) Melven Press
  Series of articles on language, dwellings, art etc. Recommended
  THE SYMBOL STONES OF SCOTLAND by A. Jackson (1984) Stromness
  Some unorthodox theories on the Pictish symbols
  OGHAM INSCRIPTIONS IN IRELAND, WALES & SCOTLAND by Sir Samuel Ferguson
  (1887) Edinburgh
  A DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND** by Martin Martin
  (1695)  folklore & customs. Hard to find
  THE SILVER BOUGH* by Marion McNeill. Folklore & belief, local &
  national festivals of Scotland. 4 vols. (1977) William Maclellan.
  THE FAIRY FAITH IN CELTIC COUNTRIES* by W. Y. Evans Wentz (1977) Reprint
  Colin Smythe. Good study of religion, the sidhe etc. at turn of 20th C.
  HIGHLAND SECOND SIGHT by N. MacRae (1908) hard to find
  THE SEER: STUDIES IN THE CELTIC TRADITION OF THE SECOND SIGHT by H.E.
  Davidson. (1989) Edinburgh
  SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT IRELAND** by P.W.Joyce (1903)
  Longmans, Green & Co. 2 vols. Hard to Find.
  Excellent study on a whole range of subjects, from education to druidry.
  THE WONDERS OF IRELAND by P.W. Joyce (1911) Dublin
  THE RELIGION OF THE ANCIENT CELTS by J.A. MacCulloch 1911
  reprinted by constable 1991
  THE CELTS by T.G.E. Powell. Thames & Hudson 1958
  GODS OF THE CELTS by Miranda Green. Archaeology based. Very good,
  comprehensive study. Alan Sutton Publishing 1986
  EARLY IRELAND by Michael J. O.Kelly. Cambridge Univ Press 1989
  Archaeology, Irish prehistory
  SKYE, THE ISLAND & ITS LEGENDS by Otta Swire OUP 1952
  THE HIGHLANDS & THEIR LEGENDS by Otta Swire Oliver & Boyd 1963
  THE OUTER HEBRIDES & THEIR LEGENDS by Otta Swire (1966) Edinburgh
  THE ISLAND OF MULL by John MacCormick (1923) Glasgow
  JURA: AN ISLAND IN ARGYLL by Donald Budge (1960) Glasgow
  MYTH & TRADITION FROM WESTERN ARGYLL by K.W. Grant (1925) Oban
  THE PEAT FIRE FLAME by Alistair MacGregor. Moray Press  1937
  Folktales & traditions
  FOLKSONGS & FOLKLORE OF SOUTH UIST* by Margaret Fay Shaw. RKP 1955
  This has become a classic in its field.
  HEBRIDEAN FOLKSONGS ed. by J.L. Campbell (1969) Oxford
  WAIFS & STRAYS OF CELTIC TRADITION in 3 vols Lord Archibald Campbell.
  Tales collected from the Gaelic oral tradition - bi-lingual editions.
  1891 Hard to find
  POPULAR TALES OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS** by J.F.Campbell 4 vols.
  1890 Edinburgh. Reprinted 1983 Wildwood Press
  THE DEWAR MANUSCRIPTS by Rev. J. MacKechnie (1961) Glasgow
  (West Highland Folk Tales)
  SCOTTISH FOLKLORE & FOLKLIFE* by Donald A. MacKenzie (1935) London
  SCOTTISH FAIRY & FOLK TALES by Sir George Douglas (1892) London
  FOLKLORE OF SCOTTISH LOCHS & SPRINGS by J.M. MacKinlay (1893) Glasgow
  HIGHLAND FAIRY TALES FROM ORAL TRADITION by James MacDougall (1978)
  Cambridge
  PRIMITIVE BELIEFS IN THE NORTH EAST OF SCOTLAND by J.M. MacPherson
  (1929) London
  OSSIAN & THE CLYDE by P. Hately Waddell. 1875 James MacleHose
  A study of Ossian, and Fingal in Ireland. V. Good. Hard to find
  THE HIBBERT LECTURES** by John Rhys 1898 Williams & Norgate
  One of the best books on Celtic religion, hard to find
  BRIDHE: HER HISTORY, FOLKLORE & MYTH by Janet McCrickard. Date &
  publisher unknown

  Also highly recommended any works by FIONA MACLEOD, W.B. YEATS
  OR A.E. There are also many collections of Irish & Scottish
  folktales available.


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