Oil Spill Latest - IMO needs to probe vessels collision

News from the Celtic League:

It seems the oil spill following a collision between a Manx registered vessel and another ship off Chennai India is much worse than earlier thought,

The spill which we reported on earlier is now polluting 24km of coastline and the pictures of the shoreline pollution show this is a major incident.

Damage to marine life is likely to be extensive not just from the pollution but from the chemicals used to tackle the thick oil slick which is creeping inexorably along the coast.

A Declaration of Love for the Irish Language - A Treasure Beyond Measure

The Irish language is an inclusive golden thread forever weaving through the collective diversity and communal brilliance of our wonderful society’s shared historical tapestry. To experience its positive impact across one’s lifetime is a treasure beyond measure. - Jarlath Kearney

Jarlath Kearney is a Jounalist and Political Adviser.  This editorial appeared in the Irish News and can be found below in it's entirety.  Please see link to the original article.


Celtic Resurgence in Cornwall Builds Steam - The Penzance Cornish Language Festival

The Penzance Cornish Language Festival kicks off its first year this Saturday, February 25th.  This festival is destined for great things and quite likely will become a nexus for growing resurgence of Celtic Cornwall’s reawakening.

Isle of Man: Funds Secured for William Kennish Memorial

As the worldwide achievements of Manx men and women continue to bring international recognition for the Isle of Man, Bob Stimpson and Roy Moore have successfully joined forces, as trustees, to raise funds for a memorial to be dedicated to one of the Island's most prolific inventors.

The campaign's success has now secured shipment of the stone for cutting before transfer to Manx Memorials for specific work on the grave-marker's inscription by Matthew Gregson.

The Valley of the Saints: The hundredth statue sets sail to Carnoët, Brittany

News From Kernow Matters To Us:

We are grateful to our Breton brothers and sisters for drawing this news to our attention:

The Valley of the Saints: The hundredth statue sets sail to Carnoët, Brittany.

The statue will represent Saint Piran - Cornish Abbot and Saint, will be sculpted at Mabe, near Falmouth and will sail in May 2018.

Saint Piran will be represented with a millstone wheel around his neck. The Cornish legend tells how, Piran, already aged, was captured by the local pagan Irish.

Cornwall: Daily Express article recorded as racial incident by Met Police

News From Kernow Matters To Us:

Daily Express article recorded as racial incident by Met Police

The Massacre of Glencoe 13th February 1692

The Massacre of Glencoe (Scottish Gaelic Mort Ghlinne Comhann) took place early in the morning of 13 February 1692. One of the most beautiful places in Scotland Glen Coe (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Comhann) takes its name from the River Coe that winds and tumbles its way through the glen. It is hard for those who visit this area of great beauty today to think that it was the site of such a treacherous act of murder and brutality against the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe.

The mystery of an alien spacecraft landing in Wales

Broad Haven (Welsh: Aber Llydan) is a village in the south east corner of St Bride's Bay (Welsh: Bae Sain Ffraid) in the south-west of Wales. It is an area of great beauty with the coast surrounding it forming a part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro). It draws visitors from far and wide and maybe from even further that we think.

Where lies the body of Chief of Clan Fraser "the Old Fox" who died "laughing his head off"

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, Chief of Clan Fraser lived from about 1667 to 9 April 1747. Beheaded in London as a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, his headless body is said to lie in a lead casket at Wardlaw Mausoleum at Kirkhill, near Inverness. A body, minus the head is in the casket but is it that of Simon Fraser? After he was beheaded, some say his body remained in England, others that it was taken to Scotland and ended up in Wardlaw Mausoleum.

Negative Foster refuses to support an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland

There are few people in politics as disagreeable as Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster. Scowling her way through the very negative launch of her party's election campaign for the Northern Ireland Assembly election she said she would not be supporting the introduction of an Irish Language Act. No surprise there as hostility to Ireland’s indigenous ethnicity including the Gaelic language is deeply entrenched in her brand of political unionism. 


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