Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts Introduces Stories and Sessions Package

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Vacation packages offered at the Gaelic College featuring Gaelic music, Celtic culture and Cape Breton accommodations.

The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts has introduced its Seanchas/Stories and Sessions Package launching the start of the summer 2011 tourist season. Located in St. Ann’s, Cape Breton, the Gaelic College is devoted to the study and preservation of Gaelic language, arts and culture, drawing students and tourists from around the globe. With its 2011 Cape Breton vacation packages, visitors to Cape Breton Island can learn all about Gaelic traditions through music, stories, crafts and dance in an educational and fun environment.    

The Seanchas/Stories and Sessions Package includes overnight accommodation at the Silver Dart Lodge along the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in Baddeck, a personal guided tour of the Great Hall of the Clans at the Cape Breton Gaelic College accompanied by a fantastic storyteller of Gaelic traditions, a Gaelic welcome pack and tea and oatcakes. The Cape Breton package starts from as low as $132/night/person double occupancy available June 1-July 15, 2011.

Other vacation packages in Cape Breton at the Gaelic College include the Silver Bough Package featuring enrollment in the traditional Cape Breton Summer School focused on Gaelic music where students take up a fiddle, learn a step or two and sing the chorus of a Gaelic milling song. Also included is breakfast and a Gaelic welcome pack, all at the Silver Dart Lodge available July 11-August 15, 2011 starting from $735/night/person double occupancy. Guestrooms for both packages are East Lodge double rooms and may vary by room type selected.

The Cape Breton Sampler Package takes visitors to the Island’s roots getting acquainted with its people, history, cuisine and nature. [Cape Breton accommodations for 3 nights at the Chanterelle Country Inn & Cottages, buffet breakfast daily, one 4-course dinner, whale watching, Bird Island boat tour and passes to four popular Cape Breton attractions the Miner’s Museum, Fortress Louisbourg, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and of course the Gaelic College are included. The package starts from $765/double occupancy or for those looking for even more Cape Breton sightseeing, add an extra day and night to your Cape Breton vacation. Take a fossil walk on the beach with a geologist and curator of the Heritage Museum and passes to the Alexander Bell Graham Museum in Baddeck before heading back to Chanterelle starting at $950/double occupancy.
Other activities for summer 2011 at the Cape Breton Gaelic College include seafood ceilidhs, highland dance competitions, weekly Wednesday night ceilidhs, the August Gaelic Mod and Festival of Cape Breton fiddling.

For more information on the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts or to book your Cape Breton package today, visit http://www.gaeliccollege.edu/

About the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts
The Gaelic College Foundation is incorporated under the laws of Nova Scotia as a Registered Charity. The school is a multi-functional facility offering:

  •     Summer School and March Break session, degree-credit courses and on-line Gaelic courses.
  •     Elderhostel Programs
  •     Concerts, Céilidhs, Festivals
  •     Hospitality services for various groups, events, conventions and meetings
  •     Craft Shop that specializes in Scottish and local crafts and includes a sewing room for Scottish attire
  •     Other culture oriented courses and workshops throughout the year
  •     Great Hall of the Clans – Gaelic Heritage Learning Centre exhibit consists of eight interpretive stations and the new MacLeod and Textile exhibits.

The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts is a founding member of the Celtic Heart of North America Co-operative, http://www.celticheart.ca/, a group of eleven Cape Breton businesses representing and preserving the Gaelic and Celtic cultural experiences on Cape Breton Island.

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