Ciad Mile Fàilte

We are a mens' association in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and promote Scottish heritage.



Our organization is based on the Tarbolton Bachelors' Club founded by Burns. Like the original club, we seek to be “a diversion for the weary man worn down by necessary labours of life”.


We have an active choir which is welcomed at numerous venues about town. Our members perform other work for good causes.


Our Burns Supper is a highlight of our social year. It is highly regarded for its good times and top speakers.


We assemble on the first Thursday of the month between September and June aboard Canada’s Naval Memorial, HMCS Sackville. Our meetings typically include poetic readings and songs of Robert Burns. Like the Tarbolton Club, formal debates are presented from time to time.


In keeping with the Tarbolton tradition, our members are all male, although we have dropped the requirement to be a bachelor. Membership is by invitation and is limited to 37 men, one for each year that Burns lived.





Club News


The next meeting will be held Thursday September 3rd at 19:00 for 19:30. We will assemble on the HMCS Sackville, which will be at her Summer berth behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.


Set the date now! The 2016 Burns Supper will be held January 30. Check back for full details and ticket purchase in September


There have been updates to our Visits to Burns Statuary page.



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