Plans to restore memorial cairn as one of Scotland's biggest archaeology projects launched at World War One internment camp

The First World War lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Originating in Europe, by the end of one of the deadliest conflicts in history, over nine million combatants and seven million civilians had died as a result of the war. During the First World War, many thousands of German, Austrian and other Central Power civilian men were interned in Britain. These were made up of civilians already present in the country in August 1914, along with others brought to Britain from various parts of the world.

Focus on what's good for Wales and vote Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales leader Leanne Wood Wales has called on Welsh electors to vote in Wales's national interest in the UK General Election being held on June 8. She said that we must move beyond the European Union referendum and look to the future.

Gaelic and Irish National Identity

The Irish language spoken in Ireland today is the direct descendant without break of the language our ancestors spoke in those far off days. A vessel for three thousand years of our history, the language is for us precious beyond measure. As the bearer to us of a philosophy, of an outlook on life deeply Christian and rich in practical wisdom, the language today is worth far too much to dream of letting it go. To part with it would be to abandon a great part of ourselves, to loose the key to our past, to cut away the roots from the tree.

Isle of Man: Music Composed in Manx Internment Camps Highlighted in Island Concerts

A unique collaboration between some of the brightest talent from the Royal College of Music, professional soloists and a selection of young performers from the Isle of Man (second concert only) will highlight an important aspect of internment on the Island during World War II later this month.

The Laird's daughter turned into the Maiden Stone to save her from the Devil

The Picts were a Celtic society of farmers and hunters. The remains of Pictish art, language and society can be found throughout north and eastern Scotland. Their carved stones are both mysterious and beautiful. One such is the Maiden Stone, also known as the Drumdurno Stone close to the village of Chapel of Garioch near Inverurie (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Uraidh) in Aberdeenshire. This beautiful Pictish cross slab, carved in pink granite, is thought to date from the late 8th or 9th century AD.

Ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral New York to re-inter witness of Knock 'apparition'.

Knock (Irish: Cnoc Mhuire) is the village in County Mayo, Ireland where it is said that the Virgin Mary, together with Saint Joseph and John the Evangelist, appeared on 21 August 1879. It was at about 8 o'clock in the evening when fifteen people, whose ages ranged from five years to seventy-five witnessed what they stated was an apparition at the south gable end of the local small parish church of Saint John the Baptist. Behind them and a little to the left of Saint John was a plain altar upon which was a cross and a lamb with adoring angels.

Isle of Man: Hartes Ease and The Tallis Consort join to present a Spring Concert of Early Music

Hartes Ease and The Tallis Consort are giving a joint Spring Concert of Early Music at St Ninian's Church in the Manx capital of Douglas (Manx: Doolish) on Friday 12th May. Hartes Ease is a group of musicians who give regular concerts throughout the Island. Their  performances include mainly renaissance music for recorders, viols and voices. The Tallis Consort is a group of singers specialising in a cappella music. The repertoire is mostly medieval and renaissance music, but also includes works by more modern composers.

Isle of Man: Celebrate Mann's Milling Heritage at Kentraugh Mill

The merry month of May heralds the popular National Mills Weekend across the length and breadth of the British Isles, and with it comes an annual opportunity for the public to experience the rich history of Kentraugh Mill in the south of the Island.

Fete de la Bretagne/Naomh Yves/Brittany's Day/Gouel Erwan in Dublin Sat. 13th & Sun. 14th of May 2017

 News from BreizhEire - Bretons in Ireland:

Demat d'an holl/ Bonjour à tous / 

dia dhaoibh uilig / Hi everybody, 

Dear Friends and Brittany lovers, 


BreizhEire is organising Brittany's day / Fête de la Bretagne 2017 in Dublin 

                       on the 13th of May at The Cobblestone Pub, from 18:00 until late 

                              77 King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin

Bass Rock in Scotland and the strange case of the three bodies of St Baldred

Bass Rock is an island in the outer part of the Firth of Forth (Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe)  in the east of Scotland. It stands just over three miles from North Berwick (Bearaig a Tuathsits) and is the core of an old volcano. Bass Rock stands at 351 ft (107 metres) at its highest point and is just over a mile long. It is also home to the world’s largest colony of gannets. On the island are a lighthouse and the ruins of a castle and the old chapel known as St Baldred's Chapel. The chapel is said to be on the place where St Baldred (Balthere of Tyninghame) had a small and humble cell.


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