The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

Along with opening itself up to the vulnerable migrant classes of the 19th Century and providing a home to one of Glasgow’s most beloved Catholic parishes, St Rochs, the Garngad has also given us Jimmy McGrory. McGrory, who truly was the Celtic family’s once in a lifetime talent of superhero proportions, a quick read at … Continue reading The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

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Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

‘Emerald Celtic’ Brake Club: Who Says Football and Politics Don't Mix? Only a matter of days ago I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a piece of original and largely unspoiled item of Tim history which is also Govan to the core. As seen in the picture, I was shown an original Celtic … Continue reading Green and White of Govan Part 5: A Govan Brake Club, Politics and Irish Identity in 1913

The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

Govan, a name synonymous with many things - shipbuilding, heavy industry, the auld ‘SouGen’ and even Rab C. Nesbitt, Glasgow's very own philosopher of unemployable proportions. But something that it ought to be more remembered for and associated with is, of course, its connection to Celtic FC and, historically speaking, its Irish cultural roots. Over … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

The Green and White of Govan has, thus far, proven to be one of the most successful and hotly anticipated pieces of writing that I have had the pleasure of putting together. I have had overwhelmingly warm and positive responses from those who live or who are originally from the Govan parish and to further … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

‘Weave Truth With Trust’ is the message which is depicted on the banner of the striking workers who belonged to the iconic ‘Calton Weavers’. A banner which has been captured in all of its tragic beauty by Scottish artist Ken Currie in a painting which now takes pride of place in the Glasgow’s Peoples Palace, … Continue reading Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors