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New publication - The Place Names of the Land's End Peninsula by Cornish author and patriot, Craig Weatherhill

The Land's End Peninsula is as far southwest as one can go on the mainland of Britain, reaching well out into the wild Atlantic. It is a treasure house of the past as well being in tune with the present.  Not surprisingly, it was the last outpost of the Cornish language as a traditional community tongue.  

Craig, installed as a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 1981, is a Cornish archaeologist, historian and toponymist and the author of several books.  

Devonwall dead?

Kernow

6 IX 2017

Devonwall dead?

Following a sustained campaign involving political parties, Cornwall Council, Town and Parish Councils, campaign groups and many others, it is possible that the unlawful 'Devonwall' cross border constituency idea has been finally dropped by a Westminster government in crisis.

“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.

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

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

Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 30 Aug 2017 to 3 Sep 2017 Launceston, Kernow

Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture
30 Aug 2017 to 3 Sep 2017

Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall and give expression to such spirit; to encourage the study of Cornish history and the Cornish language; to foster Cornish literature, art, music, dance and sport; to link Cornwall with other Celtic countries, and to promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who work in Cornwall’s honour.

Gorsedh Kernow names nine new Bards for 2017

A deep feeling of pride in being honoured with Cornish bardship will be plain to see this year as 9 proud initiates, 2 of whom are from outside Cornwall, wait to take their place among the 500 or so existing members of the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow.

News reportage, anti Cornish abuse, Freedom of Information regarding Cornish language

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Kernow

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.

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