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Shipping and Delivery Information

When you place an order to purchase goods from the site, and we have approved your payment details, we will confirm that your order has been accepted by sending an e-mail to you at the e-mail address you provided on your order form.

All of our products ship within 3 business days.

Delivery Times (European Union)
Delivery should take between 7 days minimum to 21 days maximum from the date of despatch. Please allow at least 4 days to lapse before contacting our Customer Service department to track your goods.

Delivery Times (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of the world)
Delivery should take 28 days minimum from the date of despatch. Please allow at least 4 days to lapse before contacting our Customer Service department to track your goods.

Important notice for US customers: Due to stricter mail security screening in the US, some parcels have been held in US customs for up to ten weeks. Please note that delivery of your parcel may be delayed for up to ten weeks for the above reason. As frustrating as this is for both you and us, please understand that we have no control over current US customs and postal delays. By placing an order with us you will be deemed to have understood and agreed to these conditions.


Returns Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel or change your order that you place, please contact us for return instructions as soon as possible. You may return any item within 14 days of the date of despatch in its original condition (i.e. unused and unworn) for an exchange or refund of the price you paid for the item. Please note CelticCountries.com will not pay for the cost of return postage unless the goods are faulty or damaged. When sending your return please use a recorded delivery service as we cannot be held responsible for goods not received.


Store Terms and Conditions

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Welcome to the CelticCountries.com online store. Please read the following Terms and Conditions before using this website. By using this website, the user ("you") accepts without limitation the Terms and Conditions set out below.

Your continued use of this site implies that you accept to be bound by Terms and Conditions. By placing an order with us you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these Terms and Conditions.


Shipping and Delivery Information

When you place an order to purchase goods from the site, and we have approved your payment details, we will confirm that your order has been accepted by sending an e-mail to you at the e-mail address you provided on your order form.

All of our products ship within 3 business days.

Delivery Times (European Union)
Delivery should take between 7 days minimum to 21 days maximum from the date of despatch. Please allow at least 4 days to lapse before contacting our Customer Service department to track your goods.

Delivery Times (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of the world)
Delivery should take 28 days minimum from the date of despatch. Please allow at least 4 days to lapse before contacting our Customer Service department to track your goods.

Important notice for US customers: Due to stricter mail security screening in the US, some parcels have been held in US customs for up to ten weeks. Please note that delivery of your parcel may be delayed for up to ten weeks for the above reason. As frustrating as this is for both you and us, please understand that we have no control over current US customs and postal delays. By placing an order with us you will be deemed to have understood and agreed to these conditions.


Returns Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel or change your order that you place, please contact us for return instructions as soon as possible. You may return any item within 14 days of the date of dispatch in its original condition (i.e. unused and unworn) for an exchange or refund of the price you paid for the item. Please note CelticCountries.com will not pay for the cost of return postage unless the goods are faulty or damaged. When sending your return please use a recorded delivery service as we cannot be held responsible for goods not received.


Payment

We accept online payment in a secure environment by credit card. We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, most debit cards with either a Visa or MasterCard logo, Maestro, Solo, and PayPal. All transactions are shown in € Euro. CelticCountries.com uses PayPal's Secure Server Technology to handle all transactions and to ensure that all personal information is protected to the highest standards.


Taxes (VAT)

All prices quoted on this website are accurate at the time of publication and are quoted in Euro (€) and where appropriate are inclusive of sales tax (VAT as Value Added Tax) at the current rate.

VAT tax for EU customers
If your order is being sent to a member state of the EU then the selling price will include VAT at the current rate.

Tax-free shopping for non-EU customers
If your order is being dispatched to a destination outside the European Union (EU) then your sales tax will be zero. Any customs or import duties levied once the package reaches your destination country will be your responsibility as we have no control over these charges and cannot predict them.


Privacy Policy

At CelticCountries.com, we understand and respect your concern about the privacy of any information you supply while at our site.

CelticCountries.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or share this information to others in any ways.

The information we need and how we use it
When you order, we will require your name, shipping address, and e-mail address. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. Without this information we will not be able to process your request or notify you of acceptance of your order. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you.

Secure Payment

CelticCountries.com uses PayPal's Secure Server Technology to handle all transactions and to ensure that all personal information is protected to the highest standards. PayPal is the world's leading online payment facility, counting more than 153 million members.
Your credit card details are never given to CelticCountries.com, we only receive confirmation that the transaction was successful. We never receive or store credit card details. You can check PayPal's privacy policy on their website.

'Cookies'
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Your Rights
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If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can send us an email to:



Disclaimer & Limitations of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential delay, loss or damage and we shall have no liability to you for any direct or consequential delay or loss that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control.

While CelticCountries.com uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, it does not give any warranty as to its accuracy or completeness and CelticCountries.com will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results arising from the use of such information.

While CelticCountries.com takes all reasonable steps to ensure a fast and reliable service, it does not guarantee that your use of this website will be interruption or error free and will not be responsible for any disruption, loss of or corruption of any material in transit, or loss of or corruption of material or data when downloaded onto any computer system.

The entire liability of CelticCountries.com under or in connection with any contract for any products to which these conditions apply shall not exceed the price of the products, except as expressly provided in these conditions.

CelticCountries.com will notify users of any material changes to the Terms and Conditions by publishing a notice of such changes on the home page of this website.



We hope that you enjoy your purchase from CelticCountries.com


Country Info

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Celtic heritage is an essential cornerstone of the national identity of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia.

The Celtic Revival of the late 20th century brought a new interest in Celtic identity to neighbouring regions such as Cumbria, Devon or Asturias, as well as to the communities of Celtic ancestry living in the Americas and Down Under.

For further information about visiting or living in the Celtic nations we recommend the following websites:

+ Tourism and Travel
Tourist information, National Tourist Boards. Transportation: airports, rail, ferries and bus.
+ National Government
National governments and parliaments, political parties.
+ Celtic Festivals
Popular folk music and pan-Celtic festivals.
+ Economy
Economy, trade, employment and statistics.
+ Celtic Diaspora
Emigrant communities and societies in Europe, America, and rest of the world.
+ Media
TV channels, radio broadcasting and daily newspapers.
+ Genealogy and Ancestry
Genealogical societies and websites to help you to trace your family roots.
+ Higher Education
Universities, colleges, business schools and higher education institutions.

Celtic Diaspora

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+ Celtic Countries Magazine » New World Celts
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Emigration forms much of the modern history of the Celtic nations. Over the centuries people from every Celtic nation have scattered all over the world for various reasons, mainly due to economic hardship and political oppression.

As a result of that, it has been estimated that today there could be as many as 70 million people of Irish descent around the world, with a further 20 million of people claiming Scottish ancestry. Although not as many as their Irish and Scottish cousins, there also several millions of people of Welsh, Galician, Breton and Cornish ancestry scattered around the Americas and Down Under. Overall, there are well over 100 million people around the world who can claim descendancy from a Celtic nation.

The Irish in North America

In the 2006 American Community Survey a total of 35,975,855 Americans reported to have Irish ancestry. That means that a 12% of the total population of the USA is of full or partial Irish descent.

The largest Irish-American communities in the USA are mainly found in Boston, New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia, although Irish-American communities are found practically everywhere across the nation. Irish emigration had a profound impact on the USA, as shown by the fact that at least 10 US presidents had Irish ancestors.

Irish ancestry is also deep rooted in Canada, as declared by 4,354,155 Canadians (14% of the nation's total population) in the 2006 Canadian Census. Canada's largest Irish-Canadian community is found in Newfoundland, where almost 80% of Newfoundlanders claim to have full or partial Irish ancestry.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Irish societies around the world

The Irish in Australia

Around 50,000 Irish convicts and settlers arrived in Australia between 1791 and 1867, with a further 300,000 free settlers arriving between 1840 and 1914. From the earliest days of colonial settlement, the Irish played a crucial role in shaping Australian demography, society and economy.

Irish Australians currently account for almost 9% of Australia's population, according to the 2006 Census. Cities with the largest Irish emigrant communities are Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Irish societies around the world

The Scots in North America

In the 2000 Census, around 4.8 million Americans (1.7% of the total US population) reported to have Scottish ancestry. However, some sources estimate that the number of Americans of partial Scottish descent could add up to 20 million.

Scottish settlers and convicts were transported to North America since the very first colonial settlements in the New World. As early as 1621 the Scots created the colony of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada.

Scottish heritage is particularly strong in Canada, where according to the 2001 national Census 4,157,210 people claim to have Scottish ancestry. The province of Nova Scotia is the focal point for Scottish culture in Canada. In Cape Breton Gaelic is still spoken and there is a Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Scottish societies around the world

The Scots in New Zealand

It is estimated that around 20 percent of the original European settler population of New Zealand came originally from Scotland. Scottish migration to New Zealand peaked during the second half of the 19th century and its influence is still visible around the country, most particularly in the South Island.

The city of Dunedin is the principal centre of Scottish heritage in New Zealand. Founded in 1848 by the Free Church of Scotland as the main town of its Scottish settlement in New Zealand, the city boasts today a rich Scottish heritage including its own Highland Festival.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Scottish societies around the world

The Welsh in the Americas

Although not as large as the Irish or Scottish diaspora, Welsh emigration has actually been highly influential in the USA. Seventeen signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Welsh descent, as were at least ten US Presidents.

Today, around 1.75 million Americans claim to have Welsh ancestry, as well as a further 467,000 in Canada's 2006 census. The largest Welsh-American communities are mainly found in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Idaho.

A Welsh settlement in the far southern region of Patagonia, Argentina, was established in 1865 and has since left a strong mark on that part of the world. Many towns along the Chubut province bear Welsh names and it is estimated that about 1,500 Welsh-Argentinians can still speak Welsh.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Welsh societies around the world

The Galicians in Argentina

Around 700,000 Galician emigrants arrived in Argentina between 1857 and 1960, playing a crucial role in shaping Argentinian demography, society and economy. At least three Argentinian presidents were of Galician descent, and many of the nation's business and political leaders can claim Galician ancestry.

Today there are still over 110,000 Galician citizens living in Argentina, but it has been estimated that around 4 million Argentinians are of full or partial Galician descent. Given Galicia's population (just under 3 million), there are almost as many Galician-Argentinians as there are native Galicians living in their home country.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Galician societies around the world

The Bretons in Quebec

Internationally, Breton people have emigrated in relatively small numbers when compared to their Celtic cousins.

A significant number of Breton people have historically settled in the Canadian province of Quebec, where many towns and villages bear Breton names. Interest in Breton-Quebecois heritage has been on the increase over the past decades, and there are currently a number of societies promoting Quebec's Breton heritage.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Breton societies around the world

The Cornish in Australia

It is estimated that around 200,000 Cornish migrated abroad during the decline of Cornwall's mining industry between 1861 and 1901. Known as “Cousin Jacks”, many Cornish miners and their families migrated mainly to mining areas in Australia, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

Known as “Australia's Little Cornwall”, the mining town of Moonta in South Australia was originally predominately settled by Cornish families. The town organises annually the world's largest Cornish festival, where the local delicatesse is the Cornish Pasty.

See also: CelticCountries.com » Cornish societies around the world