Atreih reesht! Once again it has unfortunately not been possible for us to enjoy the presentation by Dr Fenella Bazin RBV  about Rediscovering the Island’s Story : The extraordinary flowering of interest in the Island’s past at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Again, we hope that we will be able to re-arrange this for a future date.

Unfortunately, our next presentation scheduled for Saturday 3rd April with Steve Wright talking about Manx wildlife, has also had to be postponed to a later date, even if the present restrictions are lifted by then. Watch this space!!

A Celtic Congress newsletter from the Cornish Branch – Len Sheppard, the Vice-Chair of the Cornish branch, has prepared the first of a series of newsletters to be published every other month 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

After the disappointment of not having the International Celtic Congress in Aberystwyth last July, the 2021 ICC will be hosted online by the Welsh Branch early in July, taking as its theme, How to be successfully Celtic in a modern business world.

Gura mie mooar ec James Franklin – grateful and great thanks to James Franklin of Culture Vannin for his excellent  presentation on Manx Dialect Plays in February. A packed audience thoroughly enjoyed his explanation of the background and development of Manx dialect plays as an important cultural expression.  A brief overview can be found here.

This followed another excellent presentation in December 2020 given by Professor Angela Little entitled : Education for All… and the Few: schooling in Port St Mary 1829-1979. You can read a little about it by clicking here. 

Chaglym Cadjin Bleinoil – Annual General Meeting 

The annual general meeting was held in the Guild Room, Atholl Street, Peel at 4.00pm on Saturday 5th December. The draft minutes can be found by clicking here.

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 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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