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Keep up to date with the latest news, documentaries, music and event from the Clan McGrath of Ulster. On this page we will bring you featrures, articles and films from events and programmes related to the Clan in Ireland and abroad.

 
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  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 6 "A Dead ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:55 AM
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    In the sixth episode of the series, this program examines the emergence, history, meaning and threats to the Celtic identity. Today the struggle to define an identity continues. This final segment is a discussion on the degree to which modern people may view themselves as Celts, with examples of modern Celtic-inspired practices like military discipline and warfare, the Welsh Eisteddfod, modern Irish music and art, and the efforts of the Bretons and Cape Bretoners to preserve their native languages in the face of societal assimilation by their ruling nations.

  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 5 "Legend ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:52 AM
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    In the fifth episode of the series, the program looks at the 8th century onwards when the Celts were hammered by invasions by the Vikings and then the Normans. Following the Reformation in the 16th century, Celtic communities in Wales, Ireland and Brittany were marginalised in the push for political and religious unity in England and France.

  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 4 "From Ca...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:51 AM
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    In the third episode of the series, the program looks at the slow collapse of the Roman Empire saw the arrival of new cultures which threatened the Celts. The program claims that the British king, Vortigern, invited the Anglo Saxons into Britain to help fight the Picts but they betrayed his trust and gradually took over the island.

  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 3 "Sacred ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:49 AM
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    In the third episode of the series, This episode discusses Celtic mythology, legend, and belief, namely the pagan religion, Druidism, and then the introduction of Christian faith to the Irish and Scots. The Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive.

  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 2 "Heroes ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:47 AM
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    In the third episode of the series, the program examines the heyday of the Celts, the La Tene era. It was tribal, and women were often the leaders: warriors, bards, druids, artists and craftsmen. Their little known settlements as well as their massive hill forts tell of inhabitants who traded within and beyond Europe. But then the Celts clashed with the Romans and highly developed culture fell apart.

  • The Celts - BBC Series - Part 1 "In The ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 10, 2017 at 2:45 AM
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    In the debut episode of the series, the program looks at how the Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive.

     

    For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe. The ancient Greeks called them "Keltoi" and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands.

     

  • DOON FORT, PORTNOO, Co. DONEGAL
    by Clan McGrath on December 16, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    Doon Fort is an ancient ring fort hidden away on Doon Lough near the coastal village of Portnoo. It was built 1500 years ago and it?s walls stand 4.8m high and are 3.6m thick. The fort covers most of the island. As well as ?Doon Fort? it is sometimes called ?The Bawan? or ?The O?Boyle Fort? as it became their stronghold in the 16th century. It was also the scene of the murder of Conor O?Boyle in 1530 who was slain by a rival O?Boyle family member! The fort is now on land belonging to a friendly local farming family. During the holiday season they have small boats available for hire. The McGrath Clan Gathering 2020 will provide you with the opportunity to explore the historic and cultural richness of the North.

  • A tale of the Deeds of the Tuatha De Dan...
    by Clan McGrath on September 28, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Bard Robin Williamson tells the tale of the ancient Irish story of the deeds of the Tuatha De Danann and the Two Battles of Moytura.

  • FERMANAGH COUNTY TOUR
    by Clan McGrath on September 3, 2016 at 2:08 AM
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    The venue for the McGrath Clan Gathering 2020 will be Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh where we will base ourselves to explore the ancient McGrath Clan territories of Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Let Ervin and Jonathon take you on a short trip around Ireland beautiful lakeland county and Enniskillen, Ireland's only island town.

  • The Lough Derg Pilgrimage
    by Clan McGrath on July 19, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    The Clan McGrath has a long association with Lough Derg stretching back to at least the 11th Century. Here we have an old Ulster Television documentary on the pilgrimage which give an insight into the spiritual aspects of the pilgrimage, still popular in Ireland.

  • TEN AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN NORTHERN ...
    by Clan McGrath on July 4, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    A little sample of some of the amazing places you can visit when you come to take part in the International McGrath Clan Gathering 2020. More information will be posted on our website and the gathering facebook page www.facebook.com/mcgrathclangathering2020

  • McGRATH CLAN GATHERING 2020. The North R...
    by Clan McGrath on July 3, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    The Clan McGrath has occupied the lands of Termonmagrath since at least the 13th Century. Here is a little teaser of what you can expect when you travel to the North in 2020 for the Clan McGrath International Gathering. Don't forget to follow the Gather 2020 facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcgrathclangathering2020


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