The Gaelic College, Englishtown

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  • We went here for kitchenfest and saw a performance in the evening and then the next morning with breakfast. We were unable to stay overnight there, but bought some items in the gift shop. The...  more »
  • We stopped in while traveling the Cabot Trail and we were sure glad we did. While we had just missed the lunchtime ceilidh, we were still able to have a tour of the Hall of the Clans and learn about.....  more »
  • We stopped in during KitchenFest and arrived just in time for a lunch hour concert! It was excellent!  more »
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  • Colaisde na GĂ idhlig or the Gaelic College is a complex with a stunning garden with numerous sculptures and a stunning view of the surrounding landscapes. The shop inside offers a variety of items from calendars over clothes to music. If you're interested in Gaelic culture, make sure to stop here and discover this beautiful place.
  • We didn't really buy anything or stop at this beautiful place, however, we really appreciate the help from the staffs here. We ran out of gas and went in ask for help, Sharlene, who offered us help by tailing us to the nearest gas station and made sure we have our gas filled. I think it was people like Sharlene and all the staffs here at this college made Nova Scotia a great place to live and visit. Thank you all for the great help!
  • Had a great time visiting the Gaelic College during our Cape Breton honeymoon. We got to enjoy a fish and chip lunch while watching some of the college instructors do a short performance. They were all amazing to watch and it was heart-warming to see so many children invested in the Gaelic culture. Also visited the Hall of Clans. Very interesting exhibits to read. The best part for me was the weaving demonstration. She was fantastic. Patiently answering questions from my husband and myself. As a fibre crafter already, her enthusiasm was so encouraging that I now want to add weaving to my arsenal of crafts.
  • We visited the college last summer for the Family Week. Fabulous experience. Musically, they met the many levels of learning that we needed. The teachers were friendly, flexible, professional and very talented. As a professional musician myself, I learned a lot. My husband is an amateur musician and his needs were met. My daughter is a 15 year old semi-professional musician who found it not only met the musical requirements, but that she made good friends at the same time. We will go back.
  • Stopped in on our way down to baddeck and couldn't have enjoyed the trip more. The campus is gorgeous and the effort put into teaching Gaelic language is evident even when you go to the washroom and the soap is labelled. It was a pleasant surprise to be greeted in spoken to on Gaelic and then translated to. It made me want to look further into the subject on my own. The Hall of clans was a fun and interesting set of exhibits but the true beauty is in the demonstrations. We attended in time for a weaving demonstration/talk and the demonstrator was knowledgable, enthusiastic and personable. My wife being into fibre arts was enthralled and we would've gladly spent the afternoon simply taking to this single demonstrator. Come for the history but stay for the knowledge and talent attracted by this wonderful building. I hope they stay open for a good many years.

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