An Gorta Mór Glasgow


“We’re Building a Famine Memorial in Glasgow”

The Celtic Network supports efforts by Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) to build a memorial to victims of An Gorta Mór who fled to Glasgow and Scotland during the great famine. Continue reading “An Gorta Mór Glasgow”


John Hartson Foundation Life Logo

EX-CELTIC striker John Hartson is calling on Hoops fans to ‘Grab Life by the Balls’ and join him on his BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge to raise vital funds for people with cancer and their families.

The Hoops hero recently handed over £25,000 to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation at the Glasgow hospital’s Schiehallion ward on behalf of his own charity, The John Hartson Foundation, set up following his battle with testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain and left him fighting for life.

The 38-year-old, now assistant manager to the Welsh FA, said: “Yorkhill Children’s Foundation provides fantastic support at a time when families need it most. I have four kids of my own and the thought of your child being diagnosed with cancer is devastating for any parent.

“Yorkhill Children’s Foundation is a cause very close to my heart and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to hand over this cheque today thanks to the help of our supporters who pull out all the stops to raise vital funds for the Foundation.

“Our next big fundraiser is the BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge in July when we hope to raise more funds with the help of our supporters.

“We want YOU to join us for this fun-filled weekend in Fort William. Standing at the top of Ben Nevis feels like you’re on top of the world – and you’ll be raising vital funds to help us carry on the charity’s work.

“Please take up the challenge – it’s an amazing experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss out – time is running out so sign up now.”

Shona Cardle, Chief Executive at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, said: “We are extremely grateful to The John Hartson Foundation for donating this incredibly generous amount to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

“With the money received we will be able to continue to support sick children from all over Scotland and beyond who are treated at Yorkhill.”

John’s BraveHart Ben Nevis Challenge weekend takes place from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14.

The fun-filled weekend in Fort William includes two nights’ accommodation, meals, and fully guided walk up Ben Nevis followed by a celebration party on the Saturday night. Places are limited so don’t miss out – sign up NOW at or contact or Lorna King on 07795 008836 or by email at

The John Hartson Foundation is an official TCN Good Cause. Please help in anyway you can.

Update on Arrangements for FAC Rally on Saturday 6th April

Arrangements for the Fans against Criminalisation Rally on Saturday in George Square are moving towards completion.  Assemble at 12

FAC public demo 06-04-2013
Stand Up For Your Rights

and the speakers will begin at 12.30. The Rally will be introduced by a FAC representative and confirmed speakers are Michael McMahon MSP and Jeanette Findlay, FAC.   We hope to have a legal/civil rights speaker but that is still to be finalised.  We have discussed the arrangements for the use of the Square with Glasgow City Council (including the speakers’ platform and a sound system) and discussions continue regarding the movement of fans from George Square to Celtic Park afterwards.


See you all there on Saturday, Hail, Hail

FAC Demo Doomed To Fail

FAC public demo 06-04-2013
Stand Up For Your Rights

Saturday’s Fans Against Criminalisation demo to be held in George Square, Glasgow at 12.00 noon is doomed to fail and nothing will change.

However that is only if fans do not bother to turn up. It is vitally important that as many supporters as possible make it to the square for 12.00 on Saturday. Many supporters have a bit of travelling to do in order to attend Celtic games but it would be great if these fellow supporters could leave home a bit earlier if at all possible to help fill the square.

If we can get 10,000 + in the square that would send out a clear message that the current harassment of football fans must end and the Offensive behavior at football part of the Bill must be repealed. The other benefit of a large turnout would be to ensure the demo makes the national UK mainstream news shows. We know we will be well represented on the web by our bloggers etc but making the national news would be a great bonus and help heap more pressure on the Scottish government to scrap this useless and undemocratic piece of legislation.

So please if you can make it come and stand with your fellow supporters and help bring an end to the harassment of football supporters.

Thank You

PS. Sorry about the tabloid type headline we just want to catch as many fans attention as possible 🙂