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“Step Into Cornwall’s Story” says the Grand Bard of Cornwall

Kernow

2 IX 2017

At Launceston Castle, set in Cornwall's ancient capital and beneath the glorious and unsullied National Flag of Cornwall, our beloved Baner Piran, the wise words of the Grand Bard are recorded below:

“Step Into Cornwall’s Story” says the Grand Bard of Cornwall

“Lanson is the historic capital and gateway to Cornwall, a place where a traveller is welcomed in Cornish as they leave England.

Astonishing Surge In Welsh Medium Education - Spike in Demand for Welsh in the Workplace

There is a revolution underway in classrooms across all three devolved nations; most advanced in Wales, but gaining momentum in Northern Ireland and Scotland too. -   ITV News

Doing Business in Irish - Gaelic League Boosts Support for Irish Speaking Enterprises

The Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge) in partnership with Foras na Gaeilge have introduced the first directory of firms in Ireland who do business in Gaelic. The partnership directory is available through the PEIG.ie website and Pieg.ie app (linked below) and users can locate businesses by category, Irish Province and County. Utilizing the services provided by these businesses directly supports the Gaelic Tongue as the listed firms are Gaelic speaking workplaces which provide goods and services in Irish thus creating an economic demand for proficiency in Gaelic.

CAT concluding observations on Ireland

This news item from YN COMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN points to the concluding report on Ireland issued by the UN Committee Against Torture. The report includes criticism of the governments response to the Magdelene Laundries abuse and Mother and Babies Home scandal. The Magdalene Laundries were also known as Magdalene asylums. These institutions were usually run by Roman Catholic orders but were supported by the state. It has been estimated that some 30,000 were confined in these prison like institutions in Ireland. They housed so-called.

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston

Kernow

28 VIII 2017

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston

 Thursday 31st August

Plan for Llanberis Sword sculpture in honour of Welsh Princes

A 20ft steel sword modelled on the type used by the Princes of Gwynedd is being proposed by Gwynedd council’s tourism and marketing unit. The aim of the large sculpture at Llyn Padarn in Llanberis is to raise awareness among local people and visitors alike of the history of Gwynedd and of Wales as a nation. Llanberis has powerful connections to the Princes of Gwynedd such as Llywelyn Fawr, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and Owain Glyndwr.

Kernow's Fire Boat - vote for a name!

Kernow

26 VIII 2017

Vote for your favourite Fire Boat name

Vote here: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/fireboat

Manx people should not pay BBC Licence Fee

In recent weeks there has been a developing campaign in Wales for a boycott of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Licence Fee. The work of the BBC is funded principally by an annual television licence fee costing £145.50 per year. At this time such a licence is required to legally receive broadcast television by all households across the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Police chief criticises BBC boss for 'patronising attitude' towards Welsh and Cymdeithas yr Iaith call for boycott of BBC Licence fee in Wales

The repercussions continue following the disastrous Newsnight (BBC's flagship current affairs programme), broadcast of a supposed debate about the Welsh language. Protests arose as soon as the programme, which asked whether the Welsh language was “a help or hindrance to the nation.” came off air. The discussion on August 9 did not even include anyone who could speak the Welsh language.

Manx Government announces plan to improve Public Rights of Way

In this article in YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN a plan to improve Public Rights of Way has been announced by the Isle of Man Government's Department of Infrastructure. The poor state of many of the Manx footpaths had been been taken up with Ministers by walker and ornithologist Allen Moore, who is environmental officer for the Mannin (Isle of Man) branch of the Celtic League. Allen had drawn attention to the great scenery and the asset provided by the network of public footpaths, especially the longer distance routes on the Island.

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