posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 02:22 PM
"Calling all Celts!"?
Just read your op & jumped straight to reply (I'll go back & read the post in a mo')
Just had to write:
You stated "I would like this thread to reflect everything that the Celtic nation have given to the world...........humour (Irish)......"
Well let's NOT STOP there!!
We, (the Irish side of the Celtic nation) also gave the world brilliant stories & legends- The Fianna, Fairy stories; Art works & designs
(Celtic-flavoured); after converting to Christianity (Thanks WALES! for St Patrick!!), we went out & converted most of Europe with famous missionaries
& Euro-renouned monasteries; we had a hand in creating the great Scottish nation- (The Scots were tradionally an Irish tribe, as I recall), as well as
being the backbone of many nations- Austraila & The U.S. of A. spring to mind; world respected & celebrated music- from Makem & Clancy (I love them),
The Dubliners, Joseph Locke etc. to the more modern (ish)Thin Lizzy, U2, Westlife, Boyzone etc.; to writers like Maeve Binchy, Brendan Behan, James
Joyce, C. S. Lewis, Oscar Wilde & also author of arguably the most famous horror creation to date (Dracula)- Bram Stoker.
From art, music, litreture, poetry, sport, acting & many other social occupations- the Irish have had a brilliant world-history run, & I believe it
was thanks to being of Celtic blood. Go us (Ireland, Wales, Scotland)!
Thanks, FANTASTIC idea for a thread! Well done you!