The Hoops

The iconic “Hoops” we supporters all know and cherish have not always been Celtic’s trademark. They were, in fact, pioneered by the old Edinburgh Hibernians, who were the original football standard-bearers of the Irish immigrant population of Scotland, until they became defunct in 1891. Celtic subsequently adopted green and white hoops as their traditional home…

Exiles Dream

From the outset, Celtic has been an inclusive club, always priding itself on being  “The People’s Club”. Although founded by a nineteenth century Irish Catholic  headmaster, the legendary Brother Walfrid, and mainly supported by Scotland’s  Catholic immigrant Irish population and their descendants, it was never an  exclusively Catholic organisation…

Celtic History Snippets

The history of Celtic Football Club is littered with tales and ballads in either celebration or mourning of the highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures of a hundred and twenty-plus years of roller-coaster competition. No club has a richer cultural heritage of fact, fantasy, myth and legend, of poetry, song and story…