CELTIC THUNDER 10TH ANNIVERSARY CRUISE
Celtic Thunder are delighted to announce the third CT cruise in Nov 2017. After the success and fantastic feedback, we received for the first two cruises in 2013 and 2014, we decided that the best way to celebrate our 10th anniversary would be...
CONNEMARA MARBLE JEWLERY
Connemara is that wild hinterland on the west coast of Ireland, bounded on the north by Clew Bay, and is the only place that Connemara Marble is manufactured. This month take a trip with us to Connemara and explore the breathtaking beauty of the land and it's resources that makes Connemara such a special place.
STERLING SILVER CONNEMARA MARBLE
AND MARCASITE CELTIC CROSS
Legend has it that St Patrick saw a pagan standing stone imprinted with a circle, the symbol of the moon goddess. He is said to have blessed the stone, marking it with a Latin cross, thus creating the first Celtic Cross. This stunning Irish necklace features that ancient symbol of faith and worship in glorious detail.
An unmistakably Irish gift.
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MARCASITE SHAMROCK PENDANT
Sterling Silver Connemara Marble Pendant with Marcasite and Shamrock detail.One of Ireland’s best known symbols, the shamrock was used by St. Patrick to illustrate the Holy Trinity, and is believed to bring good fortune.
Beautifully crafted Connemara Marble and Marcasite Pendant in Sterling Silver part of our wonderful Shamrock collection.
STERLING SILVER CAMEO STYLE
CONNEMARA MARBLE & MARCASITE RING
The classic cameo style of this gorgeous ladies Irish ring gives it a timeless look that is distinctly Irish. A marcasite studded shamrock is beautifully mounted onto hand carved Connemara Marble, Ireland's ancient gem stone.
This Equisite Maricoste Connemara Marble ring is perfect for the one you love or anyone who holds a special place in your heart.
HISTORY OF CONNEMARA MARBLE
Connemara is a famous region in the west of Ireland. It means “Inlets for the Sea” in the Irish language and has a tremendous rugged beauty. Oscar Wilde is quoted as deeming Connemara a “savage beauty” which is incredibly accurate for anyone that has been lucky enough to visit the area.
WIN A CRUISE FOR 2
2 lucky Celtic Thunder Fans can sail off into the sunset on the 10th Anniversary Cruise with this fantastic opportunity to win a cabin on the Cruise Ship Carnival Sensation next November on what could be the vacation of your life!
DINE WITH CELTIC THUNDER
Launching on the 14th of February, 4 lucky people will dine with Celtic Thunder on their 10th Anniversary Cruise. Winners will be announced Easter Sunday, 16th April 2017.
SOLO ARTIST ALBUMS
We are proud to announce the release of Emmet Cahill’s first solo CD – “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland”. Covering 11 Irish classic songs that are known throughout the world. Be sure to checkout the featured Solo Albums from the Celtic Thunder, with worldwide shipping.
IRELAND’S CALL – FREE DOWNLOAD
Celtic Thunder would be delighted to share in your Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations, with a FREE Ireland’s Call Download from March 14 – 28. The Free Download will be posted on our Facebook page and available to download from the Celtic Thunder Online Store.
THE STORY OF SAINT PATRICK
Tradition has it that Saint Patrick brought the Faith to the country in the early part of the fifth century. Patrick was a North Briton who was captured by a party of raiding Irishmen and brought to Ireland as a slave.
AUTHENTIC IRISH RECIPES
Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and in honor of our national holiday we are bringing you classic Irish fare with a modern twist. These mouthwatering recipes are bound to impress your friends and family with your knowledge of Irish dishes.
REMEMBERING GEORGE DONALDSON'S LEGACY
Very recently, on February 1st, we all had occasion to stop, and raise a glass to George on what would have been his 49th birthday. It will be 3 years, this March 12th since George left us and and not a day goes by that we don’t stop and think of our dear friend, George.
DID YOU KNOW?
In America, St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, has long been commemorated with rollicking festivities, but until recent decades, the holiday, which honors Ireland’s patron saint, was traditionally a more solemn occasion on the Emerald Isle.
CELTIC THUNDER – ‘GEORGE’ ON CD & DVD
George lived life to the full; he had the greatest sense of fun and was always ready with a smile, a joke and a bear hug, and We are delighted to capture the Musical Legacy that George has forged while with Celtic Thunder on DVD, that will live in our hearts and minds forever.
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY TOASTS
Irish folk-lore is riddled with inspirational words, stories and songs about luck, love and happiness that have helped the people of the island through many of the most difficult times. It is only natural that these colorful phrases were developed into toasts.
NEW IRISH ARTIST ALBUM ARRIVALS
For more than a decade, Máiréad Nesbitt has enchanted millions of fans around the world as the celtic violinist and founding member of Celtic Woman. 'Hibernia', will unlock an epic journey of beautiful slow airs and ferocious percussive reels!
BROWN'S GREAT ADVENTURE
Yesterday I was in America, and I am the first man in Europe to say that,’ said John Alcock after his transatlantic flight with Arthur Whitten Brown. The real story of the first nonstop transatlantic flight is one that’s surprisingly few people have heard.
CONGRATULATIONS TO COLM AND LAURA!
"Hey guys, hope you’re all keeping well" Celtic Thunder Principal Singer Colm Keegan says. "Just stopping by to bring you the happiest of news that Laura and I became parents on February 2nd to the most perfect little boy, Oisín James Keegan.
THE CONNEMARA PONY
Both nature and animal lovers will be taken with Connemara’s rugged landscapes, wild flora, spectacular views and, of course – its very own unique breed; the Connemara Pony.
This little guy is instantly recognizable, measuring between just 128 and 148cm in height.
LANGUAGES OF IRELAND
That gift of the gab rumour you heard about Ireland? Well, it’s true. English and Irish (Gaeilge) are the two official languages in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is where you’ll hear the soft strains of Ullans. We’ve got plenty to talk about.
IRELAND'S ANCIENT EAST
As the light fades and the stars appear over Ireland’s Ancient East, the landscape begins to look and feel different. Deep forests take on a secretive, magical quality and the echoing halls of the great houses seem to hold more mysteries than they did in the light of day.
P.S. I LOVE YOU KYLEMORE
Before American singer-songwriter Steve Earle found one roaming the city streets; and long before Gerard Butler won Hilary Swank’s heart with the song in the film P.S. I Love You, there was another Galway Girl. In fact, she was from County Down.
PLACE TO VISIT - CONNEMARA
Fringed by the Wild Atlantic Way to the west, passing through desolate Doo Lough and Delphi Valleys towards the village of Leenane in County Galway is a dramatic journey. This is Ireland unplugged, and Oscar Wilde was certainly onto something when he dubbed it "A Savage Beauty."
PLACE TO EAT - KYLEMORE ABBEY
Kylemore Abbey is renowned for its traditional home-cooked food which has always been an important part of the traditional Benedictine welcome. From delicious and healthy soups, stews and salads to their famed scones, there is plenty to choose from.
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician.
The first time that a leprechaun was mentioned in Irish Foklore was more of a supporting character. They appeared in "The Saga of Fergus mac Léti," which was recorded in the 8th century. The story focused on Fergus, The King of Ulster, and his many adventures.
IRISH JOKE OF THE MONTH
There’s no one single recipe for a good joke. They come in all shapes and sizes from snappy one liners to rambling old shaggy dog stories. These are some of our favourite jokes covering a wide cross section of styles.