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Gaelic College

51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-295-3411
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An amazing experience with the Gaelic culture

My husband and I spent several hours at the college. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dksil
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Excellent Overview

The College offers an exhibit hall that introduces the visitor to the Scottish influence and way of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
swissbass
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Waterford, Michigan
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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 abilities from around the world take courses at our Cape Breton campus and online. Our world-class instructors offer programs in Scottish traditional disciplines including Gaelic language and song, music, dance & crafts.
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51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent several hours at the college. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the immigration of the Scottish Highlanders. The demonstrations were fun and informative. The kilt demonstration was especially interesting as I had no idea of the time it takes to create...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The College offers an exhibit hall that introduces the visitor to the Scottish influence and way of life here. While it is mostly a static set of exhibits, the Hall presents both a personalized and corporate view of Gaelic life, culture and community. Because signage...More

Thank swissbass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wow, we had a great time thanks to a group of visiting high school students from Isle Madame (CB) which included a group of French Immersion students from Winnipeg. They engaged with the presenters and provided some comical relief for their friends but not the...More

Thank Vini_B_53
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not originally on our radar we learned of the Gaelic College through our B&B and it turned out to be one the best things we did in our 10 days on CBI. This place is all things Scottish-a small cultural gem. While it is a...More

3  Thank Joanne A
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Wow, so lovely to read your note - we really appreciate you taking the time, and are so glad our paths crossed. We hope your next visit isn't far away. :) Thanks again!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited the college because it was pouring rain and are glad we did! We saw several demonstrations on Celtic heritage. If you have a chance and find Gaelic culture interesting, l recommend a stop.

Thank Pamela670
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Hi there Pamela! Thanks so much for letting us know of your time here. And thanks for that recommendation!

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Highly recommend stopping in at the Gaelic College on your travels thru Cape Breton. Elected to view a number of demonstrations and stay for the lunchtime ceilidh. In a word, amazing!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the session and the experience. Take the time to browse through the...More

Thank sandra98walter
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks so much for that great review! Glad you could stay for our demos and ceilidh too. :) We'll do it all again next summer so hope you can come back again!

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice smaller museum of Gaelic history, and the interpreters/presenters were very informative and the music was fantastic

Thank OntarioFoodie1974
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Hi there - thanks for the great review! So nice to hear you enjoy the culture and music of this area. We really appreciate taking the time to let us know! :)

Reviewed 1 September 2016

What a welcoming place! We went to a few talks here, one on kilt making, one on the Gaelic language and how women used to sing and set the dye in wool. We also had a fiddle and step dancing demonstration. Then we raced over...More

Thank cazza97
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Woohoo, thanks so much for coming by our campus and writing this review! We so love hearing from visitors. :) Glad you could spend some time with us - hopefully you'll be back again someday soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Never knew such a place exists, but it offers the unique opportunity for individuals, families and groups to study Gaelic language and culture for a week while staying in a dorm on campus. For the tourist, it provides an Interesting stop en route to the...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thanks for visiting and writing in to us! :) Come back for some of our classes sometime! We'd love to have ya here again.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

We arrived too late in the afternoon to actually see what the college had to offer. By the time we got there, only the gift shop was still open. The grounds of the college are impeccably groomed and the staff at the shop was very...More

Thank Stacey H
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Hi there Stacey H, thanks so much for spending some time with us and writing a review! Hope you found something nice in our shop just for you. :)

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