The Arms of the Noble Society of Celts, Revised 02/2018


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Chancery Mailing Address

Noble Society of Celts, Inc

Apsley Manor

3400 Station Boulevard

Brooksville,  FL  34604  USA





Member Activities

Anyone Vicki Roush, singer and actress, with our own Roger Sherman at a performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Straz Center, Tampa, FL. They serve together on the Hernando County Arts Council.


New Video!

Anyone interested in photography and Scotland? Check out the Celtic Links page to see a new video called Scotland From Above.

It has some beautiful aerial shots of Scotland and a great historical narration!


New on our Celtic Links page

A set of links to various webpages that can provide primary source information for celtic research can now be found under our "Celtic Links" tab. This is still in development, but more will be added as they are discovered. Currently posted are links to high resolution images of the complete Book of Kells (along with an iPad app available on Trinity Library page), Irish Church, land and tithe records. 


Deputy Treasurer Promoted

Larry Slight, who has been serving as Deputy Treasurer, has been promoted to the Office of Treasuere.   Tom Westgaard, who is a founding member of the Society, has been named Treasurer Emeritus and granted Life Membership in the Society.  Official notice and photo below


Annual Grants Available

Members are reminded that the Chancery is now accepting recommendations for Grants from the Society.  If you know of an organization that might benefit from a grant, one which  supports the Celtic history and culture, contact the Chancery.

The Awen

Beginning in 2015, the member's publication , the Awen, will be forwarded directly to active members.   The vast collection of previous issues will remain available to all our friends and guests to the site.  The Awen is being classified now as a member benefit, but members will be able to forward the issues to their friends as well.








View the Society's  dedication to

General the Much Honored Bailey McCune of Col-Earn and Elphinstone

Baron of Elphinstone

on Page  1 of the Summer Fall Edtiion of the Awen







Featured Video

York Herald Peter O'Donoughue

Honorary Member of the Society

Designing your coat of arms - A visit with Peter at the Royal College of Arms in London



The Society is now a Non Profit Crorpration

the Society has been granted non profit corporate status in the State O Florida, has been assigned an FIE number and has made application to the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt organization effective July 2015


Highlights from our membership and friends...  Short articles, timely information, and "read more" bits from this secton will be located HERE



Honorary Member, Peter O'Donoughue, York Herald, was the  guest of honor at a reception held by the Venerable Order of  the Hospital of St.John of Jerusalem in Washington at the City Tavern Club, last September 30th.  

He also spoke at the Folger Library on October 1.  









Welcome to our Newest Member

Matthew Stephen Whisman LMNSC

Life Member from Louisville, Kentucky

Last Update November 2017

A Brief History of the Society
 published by
our Historian, Dr. Douglas Files.  Check the navigation above to view this new page added
in recognition of our 20th Year!

Bailey Ross McCune Yr. of Elphinstone
Attending Clan Festival in California, at the McCune Clan tent

Recent Phot of Iona, Duchess of Argyll, wife of the late 12th Duke, our first Noble Advisor



Additional Grants Awarded
Gold Country Celtic Society
in support of their annual Robert Burns Banquet Program
Loch Lomand Celtic Society
General Program Support
in support of the 2013 Festival
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa Florieda
A grant to provide access to worthy children to professonal
Celtic Music Events,  2014




Lt Col Shannon Phares and Dr. Douglas Files, NSC,  at the Air Force Ball in Panama City Beach, FL September 2012.



Bridgetown Priory, near Blackwater Castle, Ireland

Clidk on the Celtic Knot to view a lovely UTube video of the ruins of the largest and oldest Priory in Ireland recently visited by the Chancellor and the Ard Filea





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