Cohaglym Celtiagh Eddyr-ashoonagh – 2022 – International Celtic Congress

Despite recent disappointment regarding our Manx branch programme, we must look forward to when the situation eases and we can enjoy our usual pattern of events. And amongst these is, of course, the International Celtic Congress 2022, hosted by the Irish branch 12 – 16 June, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. The theme of this year’s ICC is The Celts and the EnvironmentFurther details available by clicking here.

Kiaull Manninagh Jiu

Chloe Woolley, yn Greinneyder Kiaullee (the Manx Music Development Officer) to Culture Vannin produces an excellent monthly overview with copious illustrations of what’s happening in the Island’s music and dance scene, together with interesting pieces of research and a transcription of a tune. Culture Vannin has been producing this for some years now, but it suddenly occurred to me that we’ve been missing a trick by not having a link to it on our Celtic Congress website. So, at last, here it is! It must be the day after the fair. To read the latest edition of Kiaull Manninagh Jiu, click here.

Screeuyn naight Banglane y Chorn – Cornish Branch Newsletter

The latest newsletter of the Cornish Branch can be read by clicking here.

Len Sheppard, the Vice-Chair of the Cornish branch, prepares the newsletters to promote the Congress and work of the various branches to a wider international audience. He asks for material for inclusion to be sent to him at

Cohaglym Celtiagh Eddyr-Ashoonagh – 2021 – International Celtic Congress

The International Celtic Congress in 2021 was run by the Welsh Branch and streamed online from the evening of Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July. It gave all the branches an opportunity to prepare videos of presentations on the subject, How to be successfully Celtic in the modern business world, which, as is so often the case, produced a range of approaches. The presentation on behalf of the Manx branch can be viewed by clicking here.

There were also performers from each country taking part through videos, plus business showcases, virtual tours of places of interest in Ceredigion and the links between west Wales and some of the eastern counties of Ireland, as well as a variety of other surprise inclusions. There were also language workshops for all the Celtic languages via Zoom.

Nyn Mwooise da Margaret Patricia Crellin – Our thanks to Margaret Patricia Crellin 

The Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress has received a generous bequest from Margaret Patricia Crellin, who passed away in Noble’s Hospital in January 2021 at the age of 91. She was sister to George Crellin of Fiddlers Green, Andreas and a relative of John Crellin of Close-e-Kee.  Margaret spent some years in Australia but always loved things Manx. She learned the Manx language by getting sets of tapes sent out to her. In addition to her bequest to the Celtic Congress, she also made one to Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh, with which John Crellin has, of course, been so closely associated for many years.

Failt erriu gys Banglane Manninagh y Chohaglym Celtiagh

Welcome to the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress

Eaghtyrane: Brian Kerwin
Lhiass Eaghtyrane: Stewart Bennett
Patroonyn: Clare Christian OBE; Hazel Hannan
Screeudeyr Onn: Bob Carswell
Tashteyder Onn Shallidagh: Bob Carswell

The International Celtic Congress is held annually to perpetuate the culture, ideals, and languages of the Celtic peoples, and to maintain an intellectual contact and close cooperation between the respective Celtic communities.

The Celtic Congress was founded in 1917, though its antecedents go back some years before that, in order to promote the knowlege, use, and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the six Celtic countries. National Branches of the Congress meet in an International Congress each year in order to help further these aims.

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