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The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Association represents the united efforts of New Mexico’s Celtic Community to celebrate and foster traditional Celtic culture of the five nations: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Manx and Galicia.

Each year, the Association hosts a festival that engages Celtic dance, athletics, games, music, arts, history and oral traditions that promote Celtic Heritage in New Mexico.

As funding permits, grants are awarded for education of individuals or groups whose objective promotes Celtic Heritage. The Governor’s Office issued a proclamation designating the 3rd Saturday in May as Celtic Heritage Day in New Mexico.

What is NMCA about?

Promoting Celtic sports and Scottish heavy athletics throughout the Southwest.

General Information

Highland Heavy Athletics Practice is normally at 10am on Sunday, at the corner of Melissa and Athena in Bernalillo, NM. ANYONE is welcome to come.