Celtic Connexions Closing down SALE.

Posted 9 years, 9 months ago by bob    0 comments



All stock has to go.

Yes I have decided to call the internet side of the business a day; it’s all becoming a little too hard for me and just as competitive online. Why?. well I need to explore other of life`s options

We will still be selling Celtic Rings made in New Zealand by Peter Shakes and some Celtic Jewellery but the goal is-

I can make more time for our tours.To me the ultimate Celtic Connexion.

You can read more below. Thank you for your wonderful support these last 10 years, It is appreciated, and I have made some fabulous friends and hopefully managed to keep the Celtic spirit alive.

Now you can pick up bargains, early Chrissie presents maybe, only a few weeks to do this or until stocks go.

Also next week starting September 2nd Monday Tuesday and Wednesday I will be having a stall outside No 9 Jolly Street Hamilton selling all sorts of goodies. Please come and have a browse, also remember I have items not online, like Kilt belts, Glengaries and cd`s and lots more going at good prices. Ask away.

click the picture to take you to our site



Speaking of Scotland Tours we still have places on our Bannockburn anniversary trip now really discounted as well. let me know if you would like to join us on this epic, once in a lifetime trip.

Our Edinburgh and Scottish Highlands and islands trips are now half full, so again if you have an interest let me know.

Phone 0800 haggis

Click here to go to our Tours site




As some will know I have a desire to help others in the mental health area, and I start work soon part time.  I am continuing my studies at Wintec and to be honest it’s all absolutely fascinating. I have a sister with dementia and it’s really opened my eyes to the problems and the underestimation of the situation.

None of us can afford to take our mental health for granted. One in five New Zealanders experience a mental illness or an addiction, and this takes a huge toll on individuals and their families, on society, and on the economy.

People with mental illness and addiction can experience severe discrimination, and this undermines their recovery.

But as well as my wishes I fear the new wave!! of internet selling swamping me, an ever more demanding public expecting everything at continual rock bottom prices ( like the Briscoe’s syndrome.) hackers and fraudsters and scammers always picking away and keeping you vigilant. And the Kiwi icon our beloved Trade Me, a fabulous website but I admit I have been unable to wean you all off there and convince you to buy from our much cheaper website. Trade me costs, listings and a variety of their selling fees, all add up to an enormous expense in monthly outlays.

There is more to life, maybe I can get back playing more music and dancing my heart out, so off I am going on a new journey.

Whatever your journey, follow  your dreams.

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.” –quote from  http://www.sensophy.com

Bless Steven and Heidi for helping to keep the Celtic flags flying in the stores and my grateful thanks to a few other staff who worked for me over the years.

All the best , all the time,




25% off everything

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25% off everything!
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25% off our entire product range.

It's starting to feel like winter is on the ebb so we've decided to do some spring cleaning so we're taking 25% off all our products. There are some really great deals to be had so jump on in and grab yourself a bargain. 

These prices will only be here until the end of the week so get in now for some great deals. Take this opportunity to pick up an early birthday present for someone or better still, avoid the stress of finding Christmas presents by getting it done now.
Bonnie Prince Charlie Quaich

Bonnie Prince Charlie Quaich

This glass bottomed Quaich was inspired by an old design that let you keep an eye on those around you while drinking.

We have a wide range of Quaichs at great prices so head on over and check them out.
25% off everything!

25% off ALL stock.

Get in while these deals last. Everything on sale until Sunday. There are some great deals to be had so take a browse around the website and find something you like.
Sgian Dubh for under $40

Sgian Dubh for under $40

All our Sgian Dubhs are on special so there are some great chances to be had here. We have a wide range of designs from the something simple like this one through to a full Clan Crest set.

Winter Sale- Stock must go

Posted 9 years, 10 months ago    0 comments

Beautiful meaningfull Celtic Art -Limited stock

Hand crafted in Co. Monaghan Ireland


We also have some discontinued products, worth a look.


Do you know what goodnight is in Scottish Gaelic, I said it it some friends last night and they loved it , maybe we should post some words so here:

Goodnight is          Oidhche mhath (oykah vah)

and also have a look at this if you like, its haunting

Oiche Mhaith - Good Night-youtube

have a great weekend


The Celtic Connexions team



Tartan Day to Bannockburn-All go as usual

Posted 9 years, 11 months ago    0 comments

Robert the Bruce- New Statue

Bannockburn 2014

The Bruce is nearly ready again, and also a new visitor centre and hard to believe but well its dropped into less than 12 months now till one of the biggest Anniversary`s of our lifetime and all our plans are spot on, in fact we think we are ahead of the pack. Limited spaces available and we now have several musios coming with us so we have a ceilidh band oif our own and not just bagpipes I might add.


Our tours link is right  here

Call me on 0800 haggis, thats 424447, if you want to know more.

Dont miss this chance to be `part of History.



Tartan day-  read more here

Yes its Tartan day time and In Hamilton here this weekend. an invite;

Dear fellow clansman,

you, and your Clan are invited to take part in the annual Frankton Tartan Day Parade 6th July, followed by a Pot Luck luncheon and Ceiledh at the Caledonian Hall in High Street. Come and celebrate the repeal of the Tartan Act, join in the festivities, dancing & singing. This year the Parade coincides with the resiteing of the Frankton Market, further west down Commerce Street, and on to High Street. The Caledonian Society will also be holding an Auction, to sell off a lot of  obsolete Band gear, no longer being used, should you be looking for a cheap kilt, Plaid, belt, bonnet (  MaClennan Tartan), come along and join in the fun. We propose to start off the day, led by the pipes, then the clans, Parade at 11am sharp, followed by Street dancing , hopefully a Street Haggis Ceremony then onto the hall for lunch.

All communication to David McLachlan,<lachlan@wave.co.nz> 0272797128 a/h 07 8289440.

So we are all set, i will march with the Wallaces and i hope you get a chance to celebrate wherever you are, Alba gu Brath


Always something on special yes its celtic rings, have a look , pick up a bargain



My own journey

For those souls interested and yes there a few of you, my studies go very well, believe it or not we are nearly half way through Semester 2, and the course, in my journey into Mental Health. It is indeed fascinating and challenging to be a student again and to be interacting with a class full of people mostly under 40 ...lol

Celtic Connexions websites are undergoing huge changes; some of you may have noticed. Thanx for your patience. We will continue to offer bargains whilst we try and reduce the big stocks we hold.Then we can plan the next move.



Celtic Connexions 10% off all website purchases!

Posted 10 years ago    0 comments

Hi everyone.

Until the end of may we're taking 10% off all items on the new website.

Jump on over and take a look.

We'll be wrapping up these specials on the 31st so get them while they last.Also, don't forget about the opportunity to visit Scotland with us next year. Check our tour website for the details.

We are attending the European Pipe Band championships in Forres and are looking in to potential concerts, hopefully Susan Boyle or someone of similar standing.


Mother`s day still time

Posted 10 years, 1 month ago    2 comments

Yes its thats time of year again, still time. order tonight , most of our

jewellery is on special and we wlll get it away first thing tomorrow.

Have a look.

Remember new website, its linked to our trade me store ,makes life

easier for stock control. But always cheaper on website as we can

offer you specials not easy to do on auctions.

JUST go   here


Our other website  will continue to have all our rings.

5 day special on Shetland Rings    click the link please




Happy days, thanx to all supporting me in my journey into studying mental health. more news next mail.


15% off all Jewellery

Posted 10 years, 1 month ago    0 comments

Hi everybody.

First off: As you may have noticed we've changed a bunch of stuff. The next step is to change our news letters. We're moving to a another system over the next couple of months so if you want to continue getting news from us then please head to this link to sign up.

This week we've gone with 15% off all our jewellery. We've got such a wide range of jewellery on the site that it's hard to pick just a few to feature but here we go:

This is a lovely pendant with a Rennie Mackintosh rose design. It's 925 sterling silver.

An amazing viking ship bangle made in Shetland of sterling silver.

Some great cufflinks featuring Celtic knotwork. Very smart. 

These lovely pewter earrings come in a range of stone colours. 

Specials this week!

Posted 10 years, 1 month ago    2 comments

Hi everyone,

This week we're bringing you special prices on a range of our pewter hip flasks and sporran flasks. Jump over to the website to check them out.

This one is a great example of the celtic cross.

I really like this one. Is there anything tartan can't make better?

And lastly this one has some fine celtic knotwork.

We also had a stall down at the Frankton market last Saturday and will be there every week from now on. Come down and say hi!