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Celtic Women The Genetic Code

Updated on April 29, 2017

What Are The Characteristics Of Celtic Women?

I am a Celtic Woman of Irish-Scott descent. The "genetic code" for the physical appearance of Celtic women has remained greatly unchanged throughout time. Read on to discover a little bit about what it means to be a Celtic Woman. Who are we? What are we about? What are the characteristics we share?

Celtic is pronounced like Kel-tic.

"I fear for the era when there will be no more Celts remaining. When this somber time comes to pass, the world will be left a darker, more bleak place to live. I hope that I do not live to see it." ~~┬ęDale Dassel 2001

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Celtic

is pronounced like Kel-tic

What is "Celtic"?

It is important to briefly note that the term "Celtic" refers to a diverse body of languages and a varied group of people. The Celtic language includes Irish, Manx, Scots-Gaelic, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. Further, the term "Celtic" has only be en in use since the 18th century classicists coined it. It was they who "lumped together" the Celts as "noble savages" and circulated the modern stereotypes persistent to this day.

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The Genetic Code For The Celtic Woman - by Dale Dassel

Who are the Celtic Women? Dale Dassel writes that the "genetic code" for the physical appearance of Celtic women has remained greatly unchanged throughout time, and can be readily identified by a number of similar features of modern women of Celtic descent, proving that the lineage remains unbroken to this day.

He writes that the "Celtic lineage is one of the oldest in the world, yet few people of this bloodline are to be found in modern times."

In fact, it almost becomes a challenge to locate a person of pure Celtic origin. Through research and observation, Dale Dassel has managed to pinpoint certain physical characteristics that are indicators of a person of Celtic lineage. In his comparative study, he describes and demonstrates the features that are predominant to women of Celtic descent.

The Celtic woman of ancient and modern times share many of the same physical features, the two most distinctive being red hair and extremely pale skin (another sign, though not always present, are freckles). But there are additional signs of Celtic ancestry that have been carried in the blood through the millennia since the Gauls and Celts ruled Europe thousands of years ago. In women of pure, unbroken Celtic lineage, we see strikingly similar, beautiful facial features.

Read the article with the examples Dassel uses to make his point.

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MAUREEN O'HARA 24X36 COLOR POSTER PRINT

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Maureen O'Hara Celtic Woman

Dale Dassel, author of The Celtic Woman, writes "The shape of the nose and the high forehead, in combination with each other, are probably the two most prominent symbols of Celtic lineage outside of having red hair and pale skin."

  • "pale skin possibly with freckles
  • fiery red hair which pulls away from the head and flows back
  • the distinctive, delicately pointed, prominent nose
  • high forehead
  • firm jaw
  • thin arching eyebrows"

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Irish Colleen (Celtic Woman) - Traditional Irish Dress, 1890

Irish Colleen Celtic Woman
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This Library of Congress print is of a 1890s photochrom of a beautiful Irish Colleen, or Celtic woman. She is dressed in traditional clothing of the era, wearing a traditional Irish woolen cloak, frequently known as a brat, pulled over a patterned scarf that is pinned near her breast. Elegant dark lace shows at her sleeves. She wears a white apron and clutches a rosary in her hands.

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The Celtic People

"The Celtic people have long been an enigma to the world for their historically independent- thinking minds and for their kind of natural mysticism."

What We Know About the Celts - And some things we don't know

No literature survives from ancient Gaul and records of the people are fragmentary. Carolyn Larrington in her book, The Feminist Companion to Mythology says,

"We do not know the Celts but only the Gauls, Irish, Welsh, and Bretons...archeological evidence (of the Celts) is related to the continental Celts, vernacular literature to the insular Celts, thus the two cannot validate each other without the risk of circularity, but they can tell us about their myth and beliefs" (121).


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    • Tinamarie 7 weeks ago

      Growing up I had strawberry blonde hair, freckles with pale skin and green eyes. Now my hair is more red than anything and lightens up with long hours in the sun. I know longer have freckles on my face but still rock the green eyes. I have long narrow nose(which my hubby says it's my witch nose lol) high cheek bones, thin eyebrows,and very defined jaw. I know my father is full Irish but mother not sure. My children are all very fair blondes and one redhead.

    • Carolyn 6 months ago

      I had Auburn hair most of my life, now getting darker, unless I'm in the sun then it's a deep copper and brown eyes. 5'3" smallish, straight nose, even features with the naturally arched eyebrows. I have a granddaughter with the flame/strawberry blonde hair and a g-grandson ( her son) with the same. My maiden name was Kerr, and maternal grandfather with the surname Scott. So I believe I am a Celtic woman.

    • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

      Hummingbird, thank you for sharing your info!

    • Hummingbird 2 years ago

      I am a Celtic woman of 66 years young. 5'6 with red hair, green eyes and fair skin. I also have freckles. I LOVE my Scott/Irish ancestry.

    • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

      Jennifer, have you checked for Viking DNA?

    • Rebecca 2 years ago

      I have the red hair, the freckles, green eyes, and the temper!

    • Jennifer 2 years ago

      I am mostly Scottish, of clan Gordan. Some German and Irish blood. Skin is pale eyes blue. Prominent nose and forhead of celts. High cheek bones too. Hair blonde

    • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for sharing your info!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I am of Scottish, Irish and Polish descent. My eyes are in-between blue and grey, and I do have freckles. I am told my hair is like a dirty-blond color, but in the sun I tend to see a reddish-copper color. I also seem to be drawn to bagpipe music.

    • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Catgirl, Maureen O'hara always showed "that" attitude in her movies! :-)

    • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Kristi, thanks for sharing!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Partly, on my dad's side. His parents were of Irish/Scottish/Welsh descent. What I don't have in Celtic looks, I more than make up for in temper and attitude :)

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I believe I am Celtic as I have a very fair complexion and grey eyes. My hair is not completely red, but is light brownish red.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I may be celtic, at least part. I have naturally, almost alabaster pale skin, covered in freckles, bright green eyes, the hair growing along my hairline is bright red, although it darkens the farther back on my head it goes. I took a DNA test and it shows I have matches to the british isles, so I wouldn't doubt it. My mom has red hair and grey eyes. Interesting stuff.

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Thanks for saying hello!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I believe I an Celtic. I have fair skin, soft features and pale blue-green eyes. I have faint freckles, but my hair is blonde. I do have cousins with beautiful red hair, however, I don't.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I believe I an Celtic. I have fair skin, soft features and pale blue-green eyes. I have faint freckles, but my hair is blonde. I do have cousins with beautiful red hair, however, I don't.

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Rebecca, thanks for adding your comment. The blue/grey eyes and the red hair must be Celtic genes!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I believe I am celtic I have the bright red hair the pale skin the freckles the arched eyebrows but my eyebrows are nautrally blonde I'm tall I am 5'9 my eyes are mainly blue but they change from blue to grey to green depending on my mood. And clothing I even have the celtic style feet but I know I am german british irish greek and mexican but the only red head in the family

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Sorry, clicked the wrong thingy........I am a Celtic Women!

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Jenna, I am 5'2" as is my mom, both my grandmothers and their mothers, so we would not call you short. lol. Thanks for visiting my page.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I am a proud Irish decent woman. I'm very short (5'3"), that even my family calls me a leprechaun (I'm the shortest >:( ), have very pale skin (ivory colour) and my eyes are in-between blue, grey and green. I also have a temper and attitude that makes up for my height. I don't have red hair (I have brown) but when I'm in the sun my hair looks almost auburn. My cousins take on a more "Black Irish" quality, copper skin, black hair and dark eyes (lucky bastards!) and they are over 6'! I can't say much about my beauty (personally I have no idea if I am or not) but people say I do, but sometimes I don't believe them.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yes, have reddish-blonde hair and some freckles. know I am of Scottish, French and German descent. I am adopted so don't know much about my father's side but was told by my mother's sister he was scots. and on my mother's side I am of French and German descent, perhaps a bit of scots also. since i'm adopted I wish I could learn everything about where I come from. don't even know if the name of my bio dad is correct or not. just know some of my bio-mom's side.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @RinchenChodron: A very small percentage of people in the world have red hair.

    • RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Yes, both Manx and Scottish, but no red hair.

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @Meganhere: Thanks for saying hello, Megan! Nice to meet you!

    • Meganhere 3 years ago

      I have Scottish and Welsh ancestry so yes. Also, I love Irish music and I am a big fan of Van Morrison. Does that count?

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting, Marsha!

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Nice to know you Tracy!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm Welsh, Scot & Irish

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yup! My maternal grandfather's side of the family is Scottish & English. I'm *diluted* with more English (father's side) & a bit of Italian from my maternal grandmother. I used to have (before the natural highlights showed up) auburn hair. I have hazel eyes, fair skin & freckles. My son has red hair, freckles & hazel eyes too.

    • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Thanks for saying hello, Ane!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I have light to medium brown hair with reddish tint. My eyes are green brown ( hazel ). Some freckles high forehead and upturned nose.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Rebecca, there must be a few Celtic genes in there somewhere, eh? Thanks for visiting my page.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have brown hair with a tint of red with spots of golden brown. I have a short pointy nose pale skin that doesn't tan well and freckles that cover my sholders, arms, chest and nose. I'd like to believe that I am.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Sounds like you qualify!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm Irish (25%), Scottish and Welsh on my father's side...red-brown hair, pale as pale can be, freckles, and blue eyes. I even have the high forehead. So maybe I am. :)

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Marcie, thanks for sharing your thoughts about being Celtic!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      My physical apearance is not celtic at all, I have very black hair, blue eyes, white skin and thick curved eyebrows that frame my eyes, (more of a marrocan-spanish features) but my character has all the features of a healer celtic woman, i am sure i was a celtic woman in a previous life and i have remained to have the celtic spirit in this life as a healer and as a doctor.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      But of course I am! We're all sisters under the skin. :)

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @Nancy Hardin: My understanding is that pale skin and freckles is a strong indication. Not all Celts have red hair.

    • Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I have Irish in my background, but can't say for sure about being Celtic. I DO know that I am drawn to Celtic things and rainbow moonstones are many of my jewelry pieces because of my fascination for them. So I'd like to think I am, but I have blue eyes, pale skin, freckles but no red hair.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @Celticep: Great to meet a Welsh squid!

    • Celticep 4 years ago

      Yes deep welsh ancestral links here. Not sure about the visual aspects, more typically welsh features such as dark hair and eyes.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Of course you should choose the yes side! Thanks for commenting!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't know if you would call me Celtic or not. I am partially Irish through my Grandfather and others, but also partially German along with other mixes. I do have the very fair skin and can't be in the sun for very long without burning. I've always called my hair calico as it always was a mix of colors showing mostly dark blonde/light brown. I will choose the YES side though. I have a lens on my Irish genealogy here too.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I am most definitely a Celtic woman and very proud of it. I am the fourth generation born in America on my father's side and that's where I got all of my features. I have the very pale skin, freckles, curly red hair, defined nose and high forehead. Fortunately, I managed to pass my facial features on to my daughter and my son.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @TeacherSerenia: Thanks for visiting and saying hello!

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @HalloweenRecipes: The same has happened with my fiery re hair! lol

    • HalloweenRecipes 4 years ago

      I am, I am, and proud to be, the Irish rushes through my veins. Somewhere along the way my fiery red hair has gone and left me a natural blonde ... of all things!

    • TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

      I have both Scots Gaelic and Cornish origins with possibly some Norse Viking thrown in as well (one line of ancestry is from Orkney). Of course I also have English ancestry as well.

    • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Sheila, thanks for saying hello!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Proud to say the I am , I am from Yorkshire, England.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I have very Irish/Welsh ancestry on my Dad's side. I have almost paper white skin, with freckles. My natural hair color is almost black, but takes red dye very well. The French and German on my mother's side may help with my fair complexion too.

    • ismeedee 5 years ago

      Irish/French/Native American and I identify with all 3 in different ways.

    • Heather B 5 years ago

      A mix of Scottish and English, so I'd say half!

    • JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      Very slightly Irish, and Celtic at heart. : )

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i forgot to mention facial features nose is medium almost button with a tiny bit of roundness to the tip full red lips almond eyes and a bit of a heart shaped face,i am 5'4 but i am bit wide and well built with big feet for my height.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i have paper white skin with freckles,green eyes and black hair,i have researched my family and most names are scottish or irish.one them being black which has a ancient celtic origin.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I do have the facial features, but am blond haired and blue eyed. High forehead, strong nose and chin. Welsh, Scottish and Irish bloodlines.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i am part irish and have freckles . i have a narrow nose but i have brown eyes and brown hair i used to be dirty blonde i have a love for ireland

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i am part irish and i do have some of the features

    • Edutopia 5 years ago

      Well... I'm not a Celtic WOMAN but going by the family history and my general physical traits I'd say there is a strong Celtic streak in me from some time in the past.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      My Irish ancestors were from Normandy and had married into the lineage of Welsh royalty of the Southeast. I also have a few branches from England as well as a possibility of Scottish, so hell yes, I am a Celtic woman. =)

    • TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Well I am of Scottish and west country (Cornwall and Devon) ancestry so I beleive there is some celtic blood in there. I also have some ancestry from Orkney, so I hope I may also have some Viking ancestry too. I do have fair skin with freckles but my natural hair colour is very dark brown. I do love celtic music - especially Enya (even the irish are celtic).

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-as... I am a Spears through my father and my mother's maiden name is Boyd. My family traces back to Ayrshire, Scotland and Kilmarnock, Scotland on both sides. If my picture shows up you can see my Celtic ancestry in my appearance.

    • MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I don't fit the phenotype you described, but I'm told I'm part Irish & part Scots, and a little bit Welsh.

    • MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I don't fit the phenotype you described, but I'm told I'm of both Irish and Scots descent, with a little Welsh thrown in somewhere.

    • Addy Bell 6 years ago

      Mostly Irish, with bits of Polish, Scottish, and German thrown in.

    • knit1tat2 6 years ago

      I'm 1/4 Scotch Irish, and though i didn't have the red hair, I was blond as a child and freckled! Lots of red hair in the family though, but native american, and German have mixed in with it all. Still, I'm proud of it all!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      patricia

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Celtic and proud! Thank you for this post. I'll be sharing it with my little Celtic daughter.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, of the clan Gemmell

    • awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      Yes, Irish descent.

    • Tyla MacAllister 6 years ago

      I may not be a "pure" Celt but I'm a third generation American Scot descended from the ancient Clans of Dalriada. I think I definitely qualify to call myself a Celtic Woman.

    • MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I feel like I am Morgaine

    • patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

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      • Julie 2 years ago

        Our family is Irish/Scottish. We descend from the Wilson clan. I have red hair brown, eyes, with freckles. If I'm not in the sun I'm pale.

      • Dia 2 years ago

        I don't have the red hair, but my mother is of Irish and Scottish descent. I have the pale skin, high forehead and coppery highlights though. I love my heritage!

      • Sally 2 years ago

        I am a celtic woman. My great grandfather came from Ireland. I have red hair, brown eyes,high forehead,pale skin,freckles and the fiery temper.

      • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

        Jessie, thanks for sharing your info!

      • Jessie 2 years ago

        I am a Celtic woman. I have pale skin, freckles, a prominent nose, and strawberry blonde hair. Both of my parents are most prominently Irish/Scottish, though I do have some French blood in me.

      • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

        Thanks for stopping by. Your comment was fun to read.

      • Willow 2 years ago

        I am half Irish and a mix of Irish, Scottish, English, French, Polish on the other half...as a young girl I had dark blue eyes and nearly black auburn hair..though granddad (full blooded Irishman from Kerry, his dad from Isle of Man), had sandy red hair, blue eyes and looked like your typical Irish lad.) Yet all the women, sisters, aunts, children and grandchildren had green or blue eyed and dark auburn hair with the exception of one aunt with flaming red hair and all the celtic features named in the genetic code. lol!

      • patinkc 2 years ago from Midwest

        Thanks for sharing. I would love to know what part of Ireland you are from.

      • Saoirse 2 years ago

        I'm from Ireland. My blood is almost exclusively Irish/Celtic. I have milk white skin, light freckles under my eyes, but prominent freckles on my shoulders. My eyes are more of an amber but my hair is an auburn like mahogany.

      • patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

        @anonymous: N.Price, thanks for sharing info about yourself. I don't know if I have that blood type. I'l have to have it checked.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I am a Celtic welsh women, with thick light auburn hair with high forehead, green eyes, pale skin, straight nose, soft eyes and arched eyebrows. I am very proud of my heritage and love the fact that us female Celts, still have the look our ancestors of decades ago. I also have rhesus d negative blood type, which is apparently very Celtic - lots of the Celts in the Basque Country have that blood group. My sister and aunty also share the same blood type.

      • patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

        @David Stone1: lol!

      • David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

        No, I checked. Recently.

      • ismeedee 4 years ago

        No, I'm definitely not that beautiful! And I'm a mongrel. But my Irish traits do dominate with my red hair and freckles!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I am from Brittany in France, and it appears I am a Celtic woman. I have dark if not black hair, blue-green eyes, white skin with some freckles, defined eyebrows and an oval face. Beauty exists amongst all of us!

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      Celtic Tale: Legend of Deirdre

      (Irish pronunciation: Derdriu)

      Deirdre is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish mythology and probably its best-known figure in modern times. She is often called "Deirdre of the Sorrows." Her story is part of the Ulster Cycle, the best-known stories of pre-Christian Ireland.

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      Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran Marion Zimmer Bradley. --Bonnie Bouman

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      Mists of Avalon A Book About Celtic Legend - by Marion Zimmer Bradley

      I love this book about the Authutian legend telling the story from the women's point of view. It's one of those books that I've read several times.

      The following is the description from Amazon:

      "Even readers who don't normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes."

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      "The Vesica Piscis is a sacred geometric symbol found at the site of the Chalice Well in the center of Avalon at Glastonbury Tor. The circumference of one circle goes through the center of another identical circle and the ellipse in the center is the Vesica. The two circles represent the joining of the spirit and the material."

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          patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

          @MarcellaCarlton: Thanks for visiting my page.

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          MarcellaCarlton 3 years ago

          Wonderful!

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          patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

          @tonyleather: Thanks, Tony.

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          tonyleather 3 years ago

          Great lens about a fascinating subject! Thanks!

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          patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

          @RinchenChodron: Thank you Marsha!

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          RinchenChodron 3 years ago

          Nice job on this lens.

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          patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

          @jen17 lm: I would love to hear one thing the brought back a memory!

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          jen17 lm 3 years ago

          Love your lens! I'm from Ireland, but now living in Canada, and seeing all this celtic stuff is making me a little homesick. Brought back some great memories for me, thanks for sharing!

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          patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

          @CrossCreations: Thanks for visiting and saying hello, Carolan!

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          Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

          I learned a bit here about Celtic women, interesting! I have some Irish ancestry but doubt enough to be considered Celtic. Also a fan of Leonie Dawson, she's a delight!

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          patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

          @goldenrulecomics: Thank you!

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          goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

          Beautiful review, and beautiful women!

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          patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

          @anonymous: Thank you for posting about this page on Pinterest! Yes, Enya is Celtic! I agree, her music is fabulous!

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          ismeedee 4 years ago

          Oh my I've been on this lens for ages; really enjoying listening to all the youtube vids- truly beautiful music! Lovely lens! Blessing if it will let me!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Enjoyed this lens. I'm putting it on my GIRL POWER Pinterest board.RE: Celtic women? Thankful for Enya who introduced me to this world through her fabulous music.She's Celtic, right?

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          patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

          @ismeedee: So nice to know you enjoyed this lens! Thank you!!

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          patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

          @Celticep: Thank you!

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          Celticep 4 years ago

          Fabulous lens! Will need to come back to check out your music lists soon. Thanks for all the info. Ps: my squidoo name is a tribute to my Celtic heritage!

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          patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

          @Aunt-Mollie: That's an interesting idea. Certainly takes history back a long way!

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          Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

          Some people say that the Celts, especially Gauls, are descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel. There is a famous group in England called British Israelites who studies this and the evidence seems quite convincing. What do you think?

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          Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

          Love the Celtic Music and have a nice collection here!

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          JJNW 5 years ago from USA

          Do you suppose Celtic DNA is arranged in Celtic knot patterns? I hope so.

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          siobhanryan 5 years ago

          Enjoyed this lens-and I love Noirin O Riain

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          Edutopia 5 years ago

          Great lens for one of the world's most prominent very small minority groups!

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          Bercton1 6 years ago

          I am fascinated about Celtic culture!

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          knit1tat2 6 years ago

          love those gals, hope to get some of their music in the near future! Thanks so much for sharing and giving us gals, the Celtic ones anyway, another reason to crow a bit!

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          whoisbid lm 6 years ago

          Wow! I did not know you could actually identify a Celtic woman by her features.. Thanks!

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          Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

          Beautiful lens celebrating Celtic women, a subject I am passionate about! Blessed, and featured on my Squid Angel Pagan Blessings lens!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @MargoPArrowsmith: Thanks, Margo!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @Virginia Allain: Thanj you Vallain!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @anonymous: Thank you, Raphaelo!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          So wonderful lens about Celtic women.. dear lady :) It's so perfect with gorgeous presentation. My special happiness is to see you and your mom.. You both so beautiful :) 5 stars for you. Have a wonderful time.. always.. dearest lady PatinKC :)

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          awakeningwellness 6 years ago

          I have the pale skin and freckles, missed the red hair even though it runs in my family.I love listening to the Celtic Women and Loreena McKennitt!

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          Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

          I have the high forehead, freckles, but missed on the nose (mine must come from some other branch of ancestors than my celtic ones. I lensrolled this to all my celtic topics:Celtic Music That I LoveIreland-Blessings Make Great GiftsIrish Roots Go DeepIrish Windows: Prints and PostersIf You Liked Angela's Ashes, Try These BooksScotch-Irish Ancestry: My Family Roots

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          Lovely lens

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @Kailua-KonaGirl: KonaGirl, Thanks for adding my lens to your Angel Wings lens!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @SweetMarie83 LM: Thank you, SweetMarie!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @jnstewart: Jonart, Thanks for saying hello!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @PNWtravels: Vicki, thanks for the stardust!

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          June Parker 6 years ago from New York

          Lovely lens. I love Celtic women too - such beautiful music and loved all of the other information too. Leaving you with a Lucky Leprechaun Blessing on this magical day. Your lens has been added to the St. Paddy's Day Blessings on "My Squid Angel Wings" lens.

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          SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

          Great lens! I love how you've put it together, with wonderful information and great pics and video as well. :-)

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          John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

          I love Celtic women.....I just played the piano at a Celtic art exhibit in Redding, California, last Saturday - so I was glad that I stumbled onto your lens. Thanks.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @poutine: Thanks, Poutine!

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          poutine 6 years ago

          Excellent lens full of good information.

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          Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

          Returned to sprinkle a little stardust - blessed by a SquidAngel.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @aerome: Thank you, Aerome!

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          aerome 6 years ago

          Very interesting lens with nice music and eye for detail ;-) Very much liked reading it.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @trezpazz: trezpazz, I'm glad you like the music!

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          trezpazz 6 years ago

          Loreena music is simply hypnotising and exalted at times.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @Michey LM: Michey, Thank you for your Angel blessing.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @PNWtravels: Vicki, glad to have you as part of the tribe!

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          Michey LM 6 years ago

          Oh MY You have an incredible resource lens about Celtic Women. My week Angel wings is Blessing Celtic Women.ReagrdsMicheygag

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          Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

          I've always been inspired by the strong, independent and spirited nature of Celtic women. It was fun to discover, after doing a little family tree research, that I am mostly of Celtic ancestry. Great lens.

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @Kiwisoutback: Hi Kiwi, mostly Irish is good enough around here!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          @kimmanleyort: Thanks, Kim! I like Mary Black a lot, also!

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          kimmanleyort 6 years ago

          Loved these Celtic Women! It was fascinating to learn of the physical characteristics of these women. The only one I have is the high forehead. I really enjoy Celtic music, especially Mary Black.

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          Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

          Love Celtic women! I'm mostly of Irish descent myself.

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          jgelien 7 years ago

          What a fascinating read and so many great links to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed this lens. 5 stars

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          Obey_The_Goddess 8 years ago

          This is an excellent lens! I just love it!

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          surfsusan 8 years ago

          Darn it ... my nose is all wrong :-( Fine 5 star lens though :-)

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          I love Celtic women!Thanks for such a great lens, Pat.I was listening to a Celtic Woman DVD when you tweeted me with a link to this lens. What a treat on a Saturday evening.

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          papawu 8 years ago

          Och aye, lass, ye done a wunderrful job on this lens! Lensrolling to CELEBRATION AT EDINBURGH CASTLE

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          Jennifer Derrig 8 years ago from New York

          great lens..love it

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          MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

          Oh Holy Night is one of my very favorite songs and I have never seen it done more beautifully. Thanks. This goes onto my squidoo library lens so I don't lose it!

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          MobyD 9 years ago

          5 stars! I also lensrolled this to several of my Celtic Music lenses.

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          Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

          I'm a Celtic Woman, too! 5*s, rolled to St. Patrick's Day lens as well.

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          Tonie Cook 9 years ago from USA

          This is a wonderful lens after me heart.

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          Winter52 LM 9 years ago

          Thanks for stopping by today. I lensrolled you to Loreena McKennit as well. Also enjoyed learning more about your Celtic ladies. :)

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          Allan R. Wallace 9 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

          Ah, and you're a fine colleen yourself.

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          Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

          A beautiful masterpiece lens! I linked you to my new "Bowfire Video Showcase". 5*s

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          This is a wonderfully fun page and isn't she lovely Maureen?

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          TriviaChamp 9 years ago

          I can't see anyone giving you less than five stars on this lens. Very interesting and well organized.~Jane

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          BeccaFletcher 9 years ago

          Beautiful lens - thanks for sharing!

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          Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

          The Riverdancers send you St. Patrick's Day greetings. Celtic music sooths the soul.

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          WhitePineLane 9 years ago

          Nice lens! I lensrolled you back on my Celtic Woman lens!

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          ocarinaman 9 years ago

          Nice lens. Nice music. Thanks for putting it together. 5 stars.

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          coollikeme 9 years ago

          Nice lens love the music.