Cohaglym Celtiagh Eddyr-Ashoonagh – 2021 – International Celtic Congress

The International Celtic Congress this year 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 recently received a generous bequest from Margaret Patricia Crellin, who passed away in Noble’s Hospital in January this year 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.

Click here for a second Celtic Congress newsletter from the Cornish Branch – Len Sheppard, the Vice-Chair of the Cornish branch, has prepared the second 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 The first one is available 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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