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Gaelic College

51779 Cabot Trail Road, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-295-3411
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All about the Scots

This place is huge. We first saw a short movie. The story started when the Scottish were thrown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
Excellent Intro to Cape Breton Culture

This is a true landmark . We loved hearing the bagpipes and listening to the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
easterntreker
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Halifax
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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 1 week ago

This place is huge. We first saw a short movie. The story started when the Scottish were thrown out of their lands in Scotland. Many took a boat to Cape Breton. One of them was well revered by all the Scots. His name was Norman...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true landmark . We loved hearing the bagpipes and listening to the wonderful demonstrations. Beautiful area as well.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth the small price of admission. The demonstrations, held one right after the other, were excellent and informative. If there are a few minutes between them, or before or after, check out all the other exhibits - very well done. We learned...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived in Cape Breton early evening and decided to check out the Wednesday night live music at the Gaelic College. It was quite busy when we got there but the staff were quite accommodating in bringing out more chairs and making room for everyone....More

Thank GreenGirl2013
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there GreenGirl! Thanks so much for your note, and for coming to see us at the College! Wasn't that a fun ceilidh? We enjoyed it too! Come back again sometime and we'll do it all again. :)

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent the better part of a day here recently. We sat in on several demonstrations which were so interesting, loved all of them! We then went to the lunchtime Ceilidh which is done during the summer. It was wonderful, the lunch...More

Thank Deborah S
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks so much for your visit and review, Deborah S! We really appreciate you spending part of your vacation with us, and helping to spread the word. Hope that return visit is being planned already! :)

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a tour and participated in a few demonstrations regarding kilts and Gaelic language. We were also serenaded on the fiddle by Rodney MacDonald, the former Premier of Nova Scotia. In the Hall of the Clans, I found information on my own...More

Thank Bob J
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

So nice to hear! Thank you for your note! You'll just have to return sometime soon to spend more time with us. You're welcome anytime! :)

Reviewed 5 September 2017

I attended the summer session here and loved every minute of it. They have a choice of courses in Gaelic language, music, storytelling, weaving and dance. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful. Evening entertainment for students and staff are really fun and...More

Thank Jan G
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

So great to hear Jan G! :) Means a lot to hear from students on their time here. Hope it's one of many trips to this part of the world! Thanks so much for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

There are only 2 of these Gaelic cultural arts colleges in world ...here and Scotland. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Some really unique arts items as well as t-shirts sold here.

Thank dkorwood
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks so much for your review, and for stopping in to see us! Really appreciate it! :)

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Best entertainment on our trip to Nova Scotia and PEI. Check the Gaelic College Schedule for their evening entertainment. It is well worth the stop or drive. We visited on a Wed. eve in summer and the college professors where most of the entertainment. Best...More

Thank STraveler2
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

So kind of you to say - thank you for your review and stopping in to see us! So much good music and good times in this part of the world. Come back again sometime soon! :)

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited here as both myself and friend I was travelling with had Scottish ancestors, but these had opted to migrate Australia instead of Canada. Whilst it was informative, I really didn't learn anything new, probably because I had researched my ancestors previously. I actually came...More

Thank travellover077
Margie B, Public Relations Manager at Gaelic College, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks so much for your note! Glad you came by and stuck around too! Come back anytime. :)

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