“On alien soil like yourself I am here
I’ll take root and flourish, of that never fear
And though I’ll be crossed sore and oft by the foes,
You’ll find me as hardy as Thistle or Rose”
Welcome to the online home of The Shamrock, a retro fanzine by Celtic supporters that seeks to explore and celebrate the club’s incredible unbroken history.
The Celtic Story is unique in world football, unmatched in terms of romance, success, drama, occasional disappointment, politics and humour. The Shamrock aims to capture some of Celtic’s famous spirit by exploring episodes from the club’s past, including its many characters, and bringing these to life for the current generation of fans.
Join us as we delve into the story of how Celtic – and the community that the club sprang from in Glasgow’s East End – flourished.
We publish occasional articles here on the blog – and all the good stuff goes in our (occasional) publication.
Read about the incredible finish to Season 1904-5 – and the dawning of Celtic’s first golden era here: The Decider
The Story of Brother Walfrid – the man who got the ball truly rolling: Walfrid – The Man and the Myth
The warm welcome awaiting Celtic brake clubs in Motherwell in 1914: I Predict A Riot
The incredible and forgotten story of the Glengarry area of of Glasgow and role of the parish of the Sacred Heart in Celtic’s history: Glengarry: Glasgow’s Sacred Heart
We are cataloguing Celtic songs and chants from down the years here: Dreams and Songs to Sing
There’s lots more to read and enjoy – check out the index at the top of your screen.
Issues 1-5 of The Shamrock fanzine can be bought here in print and digital versions:
Alternatively copies can be bought outside Celtic Park on matchdays and also from Calton Books on London Road, Glasgow.
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