New Episode Of The Celtic History Podcast Gives Preview Of Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys

In 2020 The Celtic Star published Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys book, authored by Liam Kelly, Matt Corr and David Potter. The publication, subtitled Celtic’s Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, was subsequently voted into The Scotsman newspaper’s best sports books of the year.

In terms of the first section of the book, there were over 20 individuals involved in founding Celtic Football Club in late 1887. Sadly, many of these men have been forgotten over the years. However, Liam Kelly resurrects their memory by detailing their life stories and the role they played in bringing Celtic into existence.

Now, in the latest episode of The Celtic History Podcast,  the stories of the four most important founding fathers are explored (in the opinion of the podcast host): John Glass, Brother Dorotheus, John H McLaughlin and Brother Walfrid.

The tales of each are told from the pages of Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys, offering an audible insight to part of The Celtic Star’s much acclaimed book.

You can listen to that episode on various platforms, including and Spotify, as can be seen in the embedded tweet below:

To read the stories of all 21 founding members, you can purchase a copy of Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic’s Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars from (Extremely limited availability)

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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