The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF DECEMBER In the 5199th year of the creation of the world, from the time when God in the beginning created the heaven and the earth; the 2957th year after the flood; the 2015th year from the birth of Abraham; the 1510th year from Moses, and the going forth of the people […]

Arms of the Xunta de Galicia

The coat of arms of Galicia is described in the Spanish Law 5 of May 29, 1984, the Law of the symbols of Galicia. The coat of arms of Galicia includes, enclosed in a field of azure, a chalice of gold with a silver host, accompanied by seven silver crosses, three on each side and one in the center of the shield (representative of the seven historic provinces of […]

Awa’ Whigs Awa’

Our thrissles are a’ flourish’d And bonnie bloom’d our roses But Whigs cam like a frost in June An’ wither’d a’ our posies Chorus: Awa’, Whigs, awa’ Awa’, Whigs, awa’ Ye’re jist a pack o’ traitor louns Ye’ll dae nae guid at a’ Our sad decay in church and state Surpasses my descriving The Whigs […]

Coeffin Castle

Coeffin Castle was built in the XIII century, probably by the MacDougalls of Lorn. Lismore was an important site within their lordship, being the location of St. Moluag’s Cathedral, seat of the Bishop of Argyll. The first written evidence of the castle occurs in 1469–70, when it was granted to Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy […]

An Eternal Example of Your Clemency

If the degree of my nobility and fortune had been matched by moderation in success, I would have come to this City as a friend rather than a captive, nor would you have disdained to receive with a treaty of peace one sprung from brilliant ancestors and commanding a great many nations. But my present […]

The Eloquence of Columba in My Speech

Ora Buaidh (A Prayer for Victory) Ionnlaidh mi m’ aodann ‘S na naoi gatha greine, Mar a dh’ ionnlaid Moir a Mac, Am bainne bragh na breine. Mil a bhi ‘na m’bheul, Seirc a bhi ‘na m’aodann; An gaol thug Moire dha Mac Bhi an cridhe gach cairc domhsa. Gum bu suileach, cluasach, briathrach Dia, […]

The Altus of St. Columba

From the Celtic Magazine, Vol. VII, 1882 : ¶ Every Scottish Celt who takes an interest in the antiquities, history, & literature of his country knows that the Marquess of Bute is a profound and sympathetic student of all that pertains to the ancient life of the Highlands. Then the noble Marquess is anxious to […]