The Iron Age Celts for Kids Illustration

Who were the Iron Age Celts?

The Iron Age Celts were a tribe of people who lived all over Europe about two thousand years ago. At one time, you could find tribes of Celts in modern day Spain, France, northern Italy, and as far east as Russia.

Around 500 BCE, the ancient Celts migrated and settled in modern day Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.

They lived in small farming communities. They never built cities. They were fierce warriors. But they never founded an empire.

The Celts were a proud and honorable people. They were also very clean. The Celts are credited with the invention of soap! They loved music. They loved to boast. And they loved to make up stories, especially stories about the little people - fairies, elves, and leprechauns.

Their culture lives on today in music, dance, story, and song.

For Kids

Fines & Clans





Celtic Religion & Gods

Celtic Festivals & Religious Holidays

Myths and Legends

Folk and Fairy Tales

Roundhouses & Hilltop Forts

Artisans, Celtic Cross, Celtic Knots

Bards & Celtic Music

Welsh Dragons

Inventions & Achievements

The Celts & Stonehenge

For Teachers

Celts Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for Teachers

Free Ready Made Presentations about the Iron Age Celts

Free Use Video Clips