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7 VIII 2017

A very warm welcome to our latest members including to those who serve as Councillors. We are glad to have you with us! Together, we all believe that Kernow Matters!

Well over 100,000 people have read our information shots on social media this week alone! These range from political matters to cultural, historical and language issues.

London based media in state of confusion regarding Cornwall

Piran Statute will represent a bond between the Cornish & Breton Nations set in granite!

Stephane Rouget, a Breton Sculptor and his Cornish colleague, David Paton, in Trenoweth Quarry, Mabe today, with the massive slab of Cornish granite which is to become St Piran.

With a millstone of Irish granite from County Mayo, on completion, the statue will be taken to Brittany aboard an old tuna fishing vessel next Summer and erected on a plinth of Breton granite as the 100th statue in the Valley of the Saints.

The Lore and Literature of the Gaels of Scotland, Ireland and Man

The website ‘An Sionnach Fionn' (The White Fox) have published an article that explores the origins of the manuscripts upon which our knowledge of pre-christian Celtic culture is based.  Ironically these sources were often handed down to us through the prism of Christian Monasticism which employed legions of scribes to copy and Christianize the oral traditions of the Celts preserved by the Druidical caste.

A good example of the hijacking of Celtic mythology by the proselytizing Christians in Ireland in the 1st century is the fate of the Celtic Goddess Brigid:

Isle of Man: Manx Performers Fly the Flag at Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival

Recognised as one of Europe's largest festivals, the Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival will be celebrating the Year of Scotland this month, with the prospect of more than seven hundred and fifty thousand visitors attending an extensive programme of events.

Some of those singers and musicians will be representing the Isle of Man, which has a number of both historical and cultural links with Scotland.

Scottish Gaelic language needs to be awarded Unesco status

As reported in a recent article in the Scottish newspaper The Press and Journal on the call for Scottish Gaelic to be granted Unesco status: 

Manx Agriculture Minister responds on Celtic League fishery concerns

News from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN about response of Manx minister to Celtic League resolution on Manx territorial waters:

MINISTER RESPONDS ON CELTIC LEAGUE FISHERY CONCERNS

A positive response here from Agriculture Minister, Geoffrey Boot MHK, following the emergency resolution adopted at the Celtic League AGM on the issue:

Our sea a vital resource

News item on the need for protection of Manx territorial waters from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN:

'OUR SEAS A VITAL RESOURCE'

It was good to hear John Moss on Mandate (Manx Radio) this morning take time to cite the resolution moved by the Mannin branch at the (Inter) Celtic League AGM held in Peel over the weekend.

Isle of Man: All the fun's in Peel this Weekend..................!

All roads lead to Peel during the first weekend of August, when the popular fishing port comes alive to the sights and sounds of the town's annual carnival and welcomes a number of vessels to the long standing Traditional Boat Weekend.

Now in its sixty fifth year, Peel Carnival (Sunday 6th August) is recognised as the oldest, continuous carnival on the Island, and organisers invite people of all ages to head west for the festivities, or participate in the parade.

Opposition in Wales to insulting "Ring of Iron" grows

Flint Castle (Welsh: Castell y Fflint) is located in Flint (Y Fflint) in north-east Wales. It stands on the Dee Estuary (Aber Dyfrdwy) where the River Dee (Afon Dyfrdwy) flows into the sea. Work began on the castle in 1277. It was one of the first of a series of castles built in Wales by the English King Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307) during his campaign to conquer Wales. They were constructed with the aim of forming an "Iron Ring" used to suppress Welsh resistance. Each of these castles viewed on their own can be admired as an impressive structure with a unique fortress design.

Culture Vannin announce recipient of bursary scheme for fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic

Media release from Culture Vannin

Kaneen Bursary recipient, 2017

Culture Vannin is delighted to announce the 2017 recipient of a bursary scheme for young and fluent speakers of Manx that enables them to attend a summer school in Irish run by Oideas Gael in Donegal. The bursary covers attendance, travel and accommodation costs to the selected course.

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