Canada and the US have an astounding number of people with irish and scottish heritage. There is, in fact, quite a lot of irish heritage in my own family. My grandfather was initiated into the Orange Lodge in 1929. I am told my great grandfather was born in ireland, and personally owned a shelalegh.
A part of that heritage for many is the gaelic language. There are still parts deep in Scotland, Ireland and Wales where it is the only language people speak. As part of an effort to preserve this heritage, the BBC has organized a number of resources for learning gaelic. You can find the site here. They have a couple of programs intended for learning the language, as well as articles and stories in gaelic.