Contents

THE CELTS

'NUALA & HER SECRET WOLF'

Worksheet 6

TIMELINE

Iron Age in
Ireland

Century

1BC

Celtic Festivals & Gods

Read & Write


1 When was the Celtic festival of Imbolc and who was it dedicated to? (Chapter 14)




2 What is the name of the festival in August?



3 What gifts were bought there? (Chapter 12) 



4   Name three of the stall-holders at the Samhain festival. (Chapter 13)




5  (Chapter 13) What did Nuala's father buy at the festival of Samhain.



Draw...!

Draw a picture of a Celtic God

Fact File

There were 4 main Celtic festivals
Imbolc, the spring festival, replaced by St Bridget's day when Christianity came.
Bealtaine the May festival, replaced by May Day.
Lughnasa, the summer or August festival, replaced by Lammas Day or by Harvest Festivals
Samhain,
the autumn or end of October festival, replaced by
Hallowe'en.
Gods:
Bel
Lugh
Brigit

Explore...!

  Join with some friends to make a picture of collage of the fair at Samhain- each of you do a different stall and put them together to make one big picture.

Imagine......!


Imagine that you are listening to a story-teller. Re-tell his story of one Ireland's ancient legends.

Imagine that you are taking part in the horse-racing at the festival of Samhain. Write what happened - who won and how.