Celtic Museum

About the Museum

The information in this document was extracted from the original Celtic Museum HyperCard stack, as produced by Michael Newton in 1991. Although this newer presentation lacks the interactive features of the format it does include most of the information.

The following is from the original file:-

This stack was conceived of, designed and created by Michael Newton. This is being distributed as shareware. If you find this useful or enjoyable, please send a contribution of what you might expect to pay for a book of similar value, and you will be notified when updates or improvements are made. I would suggest that $10 is a reasonable contribution.

I would like to thank Rebecca Roolf for editing and providing supplementary research, and Lynn Holden for collaborating on ideas, providing equipment and encouraging me.

Any corrections, suggestions, additions or compliments are welcome and gladly received.

Michael Newton

40522 Eady Lane

Boulevard, CA 91905

Information about more recent work by Michael Newton can be found on his Saorsa Media website at  http://www.saorsamedia.com.

The words in the museum are in many different languages. If a word is in a non-English language, it will be followed by a letter in brackets to indicate what language it is. The letters used are:

[W] Welsh[I] Irish Gaelic
[S] Scots Gaelic[M] Manx
[B] Breton[C] Continental Celtic
[A] Anglo-Saxon (Old English)[L] Latin

The text refers to the source of it’s information with a number in brackets (such as [1]). This number refers to a source listed in the bibliography by number (see below).

Please click on one of the following to see a chapter of the Museum:-



A myriad of sources, books, magazines, brochures and music recordings, were consulted when I created the Celtic History Museum. I used only what I thought were the most credible and scholarly studies, and I think that the result is a comprehensive and usable synthesis. These sources are referenced in the text by numbers in brackets (for example, “[1]”)

1. Addison, Julia. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. The Page Company, 1908.

2. Ashe, Geoffrey. Mythology of the British Isles. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1990.

3. Bain, George. Celtic Art. Dover Publications. 1951 and 1973.

4. Bellingham, David. An Introduction to Celtic Mythology. Chartwell Books, 1990.

5. The Book of Kells. Blanche Cirker, ed. Dover Publications, 1982.

6. Brown, Beth Phillips and Baird, Bediah, A Celtic Daybook. White Pine Press, 1987.

7. Celtic League. “On the Language Front”, Carn No.72, Winter 1990/91.

8. Celtic League. Celtic Calendar 1991.

9. The Celts. V. Kruta, O.H.Frey, B.Raftery and M. Szabo, eds. Rizzoli International Publications, 1991.

10. The Chieftains. “The Wexford Carol” and “Millennium Celtic Suite”, from A Chieftains Celebration. RCA, 1989.

11. Chadwick, Nora. Celtic Britain. Newcastle Publishing, 1963 and 1989.

12. Clark, Nancy Bick. “Scottish Harp & Clarsach: A History.” The Scottish Harp Society of America. 1986.

13. Davidson, H.R.Ellis. Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe. Manchester University Press. 1988.

14. de Paor, Maire and Liam. Early Christian Ireland. Frederick A. Praeger Press, 1958.

15. Ellis, P. Berresford. The Cornish Language and its Literature. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1974.

16. Ellis, P. Berresford. The Celtic Revolution. Y Lolfa. 1985.

17. Green, Miranda. The Gods of the Celts. Barnes and Noble, 1986.

18. Gruffudd, Heini. Welcome to Welsh. Y Lolfa. 1984.

19. Harbison, Peter. Guide to the National Monuments in the Republic of Ireland. Gill & Macmillian, Dublin, 1970.

20. Ingpen, Robert and Wilkinson, Philip. Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places. Viking Studio Books, 1990.

21. Jones, T.J. Rhys. Teach Yourself Living Welsh. Hodder and Stoughton, 1977.

22. Longworth, I.H. Prehistoric Britain. Harvard University Press, 1985.

23. The Mabinogion. Jeffrey Gantz, trans. Penguin Books, 1976.

24. MacGowan, Kenneth. Wonders of the Boyne Valley. Kamac Publications, 1966 and 1984.

25. Mallory, J.P. In Search of the Indo-Europeans. Thames and Hudson, 1989.

26. Matthews, Caitlín. The Elements of the Celtic Tradition. Element Books, 1989.

27. McClintock, H.F. Old Irish and Highland Dress. Dundalgan Press, 1950.

28. McNeill, F. Marian. The Silver Bough. Canongate Classics, 1956 and 1989.

29. Megaw, Ruth and Vincent. Celtic Art. Thames and Hudson, 1989.

30. Merdy, Yann-Fanch Ar. “Origins of the Celtic Harp,” insert in Alan Stivell’s magnificent album Renaissance of the Celtic Harp. Rounder Records, 1982.

31. Moorcraft, Paul. “Celtic Legend,” In Britain, January 1991.

32. Newark, Tim. Celtic Warriors. Butler and Tanner, 1986.

33. O’Kelley, Claire. Concise Guide to Newgrange. Houston Publishers, 1989.

34. O’Sullivan, J. “Colonel Frazer” from Flight of the Green Linnet. Green Linnet, 1988.

35. Otway-Ruthven, A.J. A History of Medieval Ireland. St. Martin’s Press, 1968.

36. Powell, T.G.E. The Celts. Thames and Hudson, 1958 and 1980.

37. Rees, Alwyn and Brinley. Celtic Heritage. Thames and Hudson, 1961.

38. Renfrew, Colin. Archaeology & Language. Cambridge University Press, 1987.

39. Rhys, John. Celtic Folklore: Volume Two. Wildwood House, 1901 and 1980.

40. Richter, Michael. Medieval Ireland: The Enduring Tradition. St. Martin’s Press, 1983.

41. Ritchie, Anna. The Picts. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh, 1989.

42. Ross, Anne and Robins, Don. The Life And Death Of A Druid Prince. Simon and Schuster, 1989.

43. Rutherford, Ward. Celtic Mythology. The Aquarian Press. 1987.

44. Severy, Merle. “The Celts,” National Geographic, May 1977.

45. Sharkey, John. Celtic Mysteries. Thames and Hudson, 1975.

46. Sibley, Lynn. “The Lindow Bog Man.” Reaction Times, 1991.

47. Simms, G.O. Irish Illuminated Manuscripts. Eason & Son Ltd, 1980.

48. Smyth, Daragh. A Guide to Irish Mythology. Irish Academic Press, 1988.

49. Squire, Charles. Celtic Myth and Legend. Newcastle Publishing, 191? and 1975.

50. Stivell, Alan. “Eliz Iza,” from Renaissance of the Celtic Harp. Rounder Records, 1982.

51. Stokstad, Marilyn. “The Art of Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland.” Irish History and Culture: Aspects of a People’s Heritage. Harold Orel, ed. University Press of Kansas: Lawrence, 1976.

52. Thomson, Derick S. The Companion To Gaelic Scotland. Blackwell Reference, 1983.

53. Thomson, R.L. and Pilgrim, A.J. Outline of Manx Language and Literature. Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh, 1988.

54. The World's Last Mysteries. Reader's Digest, 1976.

55. Worrall, Robert. “The Evolution Of The Great Highland Bagpipe.” Ligonier Highland Game Program, 1989.

56. Young, Christopher Yau-Choy. “Law and Women in Ancient Ireland.” Research paper from U. C. Berkeley.

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