The next event for the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress will be at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019 when there will be a presentation by Steve Wright based on work towards his degree in History and Heritage at University College Isle of Man. He will be talking about Manx Constitutional Reform: the historical evidence as a guide to future change. 

This year sees the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sophia Morrison in Peel on 24th May 1859. To mark that anniversary, the Manx Branch of the Celtic Congress is holding a Manx Gaelic original short-story competition for Aundyr Sophia Morrison, the Sophia Morrison Award.

The announcement of the winner will be made at ‘A Manks Concert for Sophia Morrison’ which will be taking place at the Centenary Centre, Peel at 7.30pm on Friday 24th May 2019. Tickets are £7 and are available now.

The Aundyr Sophia Morrison competition is for an original short-story in Manx Gaelic on any subject, with a minimum of 600 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. This is an open competition for any age of Manx writer. There is no entry fee or limit on the number of stories which may be submitted by any one author. Each story must be accompanied by a separate entry form. There is a £100 cash prize for the winning entry. You can download the entry form here.

The International Celtic Conference will be taking place in the Bristol Hotel, Newquay in Cornwall, 25-30 April 2019. The cost is £450-£525 per person, and the Cornish Branch was looking for bookings and a 30% deposit by 31st December, but if you can let them know asap, they will make every effort to accommodate you at the Bristol Hotel or suggest alternatives. A copy of the booking form is available here.

S’treih lhien dy mooar eh gra dy dooar nyn garrey mie Brian Mac Stoyll baase Jeheiney 18oo Jerrey Gheuree 2019. It is with great regret that we announce the death of our good friend Brian Stowell on Friday 18th January 2019. 

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; Noel Cringle OBE; Hazel Hannan
Screeudeyr Onn: Bob Carswell
Tashteyder Onn: Robin Callister

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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