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Found my ancestral clan colours

We enjoyed visiting the Craft room while my daughter and granddaughter explored the grounds. Upon a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tamaramuise
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Lakeshore, Canada
Amazing Music

Caught their Wednesday night Ceilidh. Simply amazing. Just wish we had more time to visit during... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Troy D
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Situated in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts was founded in 1938 as a school devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language, arts and culture. Students of all ages and...more
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51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the Craft room while my daughter and granddaughter explored the grounds. Upon a short conversation, I was given a quick history of my ancestral clan and their colours. There were lovely paintings on wool, musical spoons and flutes. Wish I would have...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Caught their Wednesday night Ceilidh. Simply amazing. Just wish we had more time to visit during the day for the demonstrations at the Museum. Will definitely return next time we are in Cape Breton.

Thank Troy D
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We elected to visit the museum here with its displays and demonstrations and also have the "ceilidh lunch" which is a set menu that varies each day of the week. Fridays is lasagna so we discovered. Visit in the morning so you can attend all...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We went to the college to join the fiddlers at their "kitchen party". The college is set in a lovely wooded area and has many displays of Scottish heritage for Cape Breton Island's history. Mainly we were here to hear Ashley MacIsaac's playing and he...More

Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed July 24, 2018

A morning's visit informed us on the history of the Gaelic peoples coming to New Breton, how a kilt is made (and what to wear with it!), how the wool was hand treated, and a demonstration of Celtic music. This stop was one of the...More

1  Thank William A
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We stopped in here on a rainy day after doing the Cabot Trail and were pleasantly surprised. For part of our visit, the two of us were the only visitors and yet they performed great demonstrations on fiddling, step-dancing, kilt making, weaving and other aspects...More

Thank carolyn a
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We arrived with a bus tour from Collette Tours and had a great afternoon experiencing Gaelic music, dance, crafts, and lifestyle. The people who run this college have mega talents and dedication to the Gaelic life.

Thank Westgalady
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We were so fortunate to attend the lunch hour ceilidh and afternoon cultural demonstrations during their 2 week summer camp. We got to meet many of the teachers who are passing Celtic music, language, dances, history and stories on to the younger generation. We got...More

Thank LindaLou1954
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Gaelic college is a great place to review the history of Cape Breton. Mon-Fri they have live demonstrations, food, music, and a wonderfully informative historical center. We saw lots of short videos to enhance the learning and live performances of weaving and storytelling. Of course...More

Thank MJM0327
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Fascinating tour of the college and museum of Celtic culture both in the region and overall. You may even learn a few words of Scottish Gaelic or a lot, if you so desire!

Thank Jim M
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