Recommended Reading List For:

**Introductions To Celtic Traditions 101**

April 27,1999 - June 13, 1999

Below is a list of books that are recommended for people interested in learning more about Celtic History and Traditions


These first 5 books are our top recommendations for people taking this class.
Cross and Slover
Ancient Irish Tales, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1996

(Out of Print at Amazon - available at Barnes & Noble)
Ellis, Peter Berresford
The Druids, William B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1994, ISBN 0-8028-3798-0
Green, Miranda J
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Thames & Hudson, London, 1992.
Matthews, John and Cailtin
Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom, A Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook, Element Books, Rockport, MA, 1994.
Rees, Alwyn and Brinley
Celtic Heritage, Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales, Thames & Hudson, New York, 1994.


Bord, Janet and Colin
The Enchanted Land, Myths & Legends of Britain's Landscape, Thorsons, San Francisco, 1995
Brennan, Martin
The Stones of Time, Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland, Inner Traditions International, Rochester, Vermont, 1994
Briggs, Katharine
An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Pantheon Books, New York, 1976
Burl, Aubrey
A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995
Cahill, Thomas
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Double Day, New York, 1995
Cambrensis, Giraldus
The History and Topography of Ireland, translated by John O'Meara, Dolmen Texts, Mountrath, Ireland, 1982
Carmichael, Alexander
Carmina Gadelica, Lindesfarne Press, Hudson, New York, 1992
New Moon of the Seasons, Prayers from the Highlands and Islands, Lindesfarne Press, Hudson, New York, 1992
Carr-Gomm, Philip and Stephanie
The Druid Animal Oracle, Fireside Books, New York, 1994
The Elements of the Druid Tradition, , 1997
The Druid Renaissance, Thorsons, San Francisco, 1996
Cunliffe, Barry
The Celtic World, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1990
Dames, Michael
Mythic Ireland, Thames and Hudson Pub., London 1992
The Avebury Cycle, Thames and Hudson Pub., London 1996.
Davidson, H. R. Ellis
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, Penguin Books, New York, 1990.
Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe, Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 1988
Gods and Myths of the Viking Age, Barnes & Noble, New York, 1964
Douglas, Ronald M.
The Scots Book, Including the Folklore, Clans, Recipes, Place Names, Proverbs and Prose, Bracken Books, London, 1995, ISBN 1-85891-203-2.  (Not Available via Amazon Books)
Durning, William and Mary
A Guide to Irish Roots, Including Celts, Vikings, Normans, Kings, Queens and Commoners, Irish Family Names Society, La Mesa, CA, 1986.
Dwelly, Edward
The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary, Gairm Publications, Glasgow, 1994.
Ellis, Peter Berresford
Celtic Inheritance, Dorset Press, New York, 1992.
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Oxford University Press, NY 1992.
A Dictionary of Irish Mythology, Oxford University Press, NY, 1987
Evans-Wentz, W.Y.
The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries, Citadel Press, New York, 1990.
Green, Miranda J
The Celtic World, Routledge, London. 1996
Gregory, Lady
Gods and Fighting Men, Colin Smythe Ltd., Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, 1993
Visions & Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Colin Smythe Ltd., Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, 1992, ISBN 0-901072-36-2.  (Listed as Out of Print on Amazon Books)
Gregory, Lady and Yeats, William Butler
A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend and Folklore, Gramercy Books, New York, 1986, ISBN 0-517-48904-X.
Gwynn, Edward
The Metrical Dindshenchas (Vol. 1-5), School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1991. (Not Available via Amazon Books)
Hutton, Ronald
The Pagan Religions of the British Isles, Their Nature and Their Legacy, Blackwell, Oxford, 1991.
Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone
A Celtic Miscellany, Penguin Books, New York, 1971
Jones, Prudence, and Pennick, Nigel
A History of Pagan Europe, Routledge, London, 1995
Keating, Geoffrey
History of Ireland, Translation by John O'Mahony, (3 Vol Set) Irish Genealogical Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri,1996
Kelly, Fergus (editor)
Audacht Morainn, The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976 (Not Available via Amazon Books)
A Guide to Early Irish Law, The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1991
Kinsella, Thomas
The Tain, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988.
Koch, John T & Carey, John
The Celtic Heroic Age, Celtic Studies Publications, Malden, MA, 1995, ISBN 0-9642446-2-4
Lewis, Edwin C.
Welsh Dictionary, NTC Publishing Group, Chicago, IL, 1993.
Logan, Patrick
The Holy Wells of Ireland, Colin Smythe Limited, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, 1992
MacCrossan, Tadhg
The Sacred Cauldron, Secrets of the Druids, Llewellyn Publications, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1992
MacCulloch, J.A.
The Religion of the Ancient Celts, Studio Editions, London, 1992.
Celtic Mythology, Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, 1996
MacCana, Proinsias
The Learned Tales of Medieval Ireland, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, 1988. (Not Available via Amazon Books)
Mallory, J.P. and Gary Stockman, Editors
Ulidia, Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, December
Publications, Belfast, 1994.  (Not Available via Amazon Books)
McNeill, F. Marian
The Silver Bough, Cannongate Publishing LTD, Edinburg, 1956.
Moscati, Sabatino (coordinator)
The Celts, Rizzolli, New ork, 1991 ISBN 0-8478-1407-6
O'Driscoll, Robert
The Celtic Consciousness, George Braziller, New York, 1982
Onians, R. B.
The Origins of European Thought about Body, Mind, Soul, World, Time, and Fate, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1995
Pennick, Nigel
Celtic Sacred Landscapes, Thames & Hudson, London, 1996
Piggott, Stuart
The Druids, Thames & Hudson, New York, 1985
Quin, E.G.
Dictionary of the Irish Language, Compact Edition, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 1990. (Not Available via Amazon Books)
Renfrew, Colin
Archaeology & Language, The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1994
Rhys, John
Celtic Britain, Random House, London, 1996, ISBN 1-85958-203-6. (Not Available via Amazon Books)
Rolleston, T. W.
Celtic Myths and Legends, Dover Publications Co., New York, 1990.
Romm, James S.
The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1992 (HC)
The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1992 (PB)
Ross, Anne
The Folklore of the Scottish Highlands, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1993.
Druids, Gods & Heroes from Celtic Mythology, Peter Bedrick Books, New York, 1994.
Ross, Anne and Robins, Don
The Life & Death of a Druid Prince, The Story of an Archaeological Sensation, Rider, London, 1989.
Rutherford, Ward
Celtic Mythology The Nature & Influence of Celtic Myth- rom Druidism to Arthurian Legend, Sterling Publishing , 1990
Celtic Lore, The History of the Druids and Their Timeless Traditions, Aquarian Books, San Francisco, 1993
Scherman, Katharine
The Flowering of Ireland, Saints, Scholars, and Kings, Barnes & Noble, New York, 1981
Squire, Charles
Celtic Myth and Legend, New Castle Publishing, London, 1975.
Stewart, R. J.
Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, Blandford, London, 1990.
Robert Kirk: Walker Between Worlds, Element Books Ltd., Shaftesbury, Dorset, 1990.
Streit, Jakob
Sun and Cross, From Megalithic Culture to early Christianity in Ireland, Floris Books, Edinburgh, 1993
Swan, James A.
The Power of Place & Human Environments, Quest Books, Wheaton IL, 1991
Toulson, Shirley
The Celtic Year, A Month-by- Month Celebration of Celtic Christian Festivals and Sites, Element Books, Rockport, MA, 1993.
Way, George
Clans & Tartans, The Histories & Tartans of Over 120 Clans, HarperCollins, Glasgow, 1995, ISBN 0-00-470810-5.
Zachzek, Iain
Chronicles of the Celts, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc, New York 1997