Irish Language Crisis - Calls For Resignation of Gaeltacht Minister Dinny McGinley - Accused of Betraying Gaelic Speakers

In the continuing aftermath of the resignation of Irish Language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin and subsequent appointment of the new Commissioner, 38 year old Irish speaker, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, there are now calls for the resignation of a second Government Official. 

United Kingdom has Squandered Assets from Scotland’s Oil

It is interesting to see that the Scottish independence debate has moved on to the issue of oil. This week saw UK Prime Minister David Cameron donning his hard hat and visiting the oil industry in Scotland. At first sight I thought this was an interesting new twist in the referendum campaign. That Cameron had made a flying visit up here to apologise for the fact that the UK had spent decades squandering this natural asset. Maybe say ‘thanks Scotland’ for all the years of bankrolling Britain with the revenue raised by oil.

Isle of Man:Manks Concert is a Sell Out!

A recent Manks concert organised by the Isle of Man branch of the Celtic Congress at the Centenary Centre in Peel proved a sell-out, as people from across the Island joined together to enjoy a cross-generational evening of entertainment.

It was a night of music, song, dance and poetry with well-known Manx speaker, Bob Carswell, acting as compére.

Apprendre le Breton comme un adulte

Il y a un certain nombre d’occasions d’apprendre le Breton. Le Breton est la langue Celtique originaire de Bretagne.

Aujourd’hui , deux groupes reliés aux  langues celtiques sont parlées dans le monde: 

Yn Caggey Mooar. Ayns cooinaghtyn jeh shirveish-chaggee ny beiyn oney ooilley as y surranse oc er nyn son. Cha row reih erbee oc.

Va'n Caggey Mooar ayn rish kiare blein. Ayns y chaggey hooar ymmodee beiyn baase. ‘Ayns cooinaghtyn jeh shirveish-chaggee ny beiyn oney ooilley as y surranse oc er nyn son. Cha row reih erbee oc’. Focklyn scruit ayns Gaelg er y slongan liorish Beiyn Lhiaght Cooinaghtyn Caggee ayns Lunnin.

Isle of Man Stamps:Trench Art in World War I

Isle of Man Stamps and Coins have joined with the Royal British Legion to commemorate the centenary of World War I with a miniature sheet featuring what has become known as Trench Art; which will form part of a four-year thematic series.

Scotland's South Ayrshire Adopts Gaelic Language Plan

The Gaelic language continues to gain strength with coninuing implemenation of laws supporting Scots Gaelic. The South Ayrshire County Council have announced the submission of a three year “Draft Gaelic Language Plan” to the Bord na Gaidhlig. The Plan for South Ayrshire outlines how the Council will promote the use of Gaelic in compliance with the 2005 Gaelic Language Act.

The Struggle For The Irish Language Unites All Of Ireland - Demonstration Planned for Belfast

On Saturday 15th February an estimated 10,000 people marched in Dublin in support of the Irish Language and to protest the failure of the Irish Government to protect the rights of the Irish speaking community. Attracting people from all over Ireland, the “Lá Mór na Gaeilge” (A Great Day Of Irish) was seen as both a celebration of the Irish language and a protest over the failure by Government to implement legislation protecting the rights of Irish speakers.

Isle of Man:Help Barrule Win Spiral Earth Award

Local power trad trio Barrule are asking for your help in their quest to win an award in the Best Debut Album category on the UK’s Spiral Earth roots music website.

“This is where we need your help”, said Bouzouki player Adam Rhodes. “Being a public vote we need as many people as possible to give a couple of minutes of their time to vote online. It would be fantastic if the Manx public could get behind us with this. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Manx band winning this award during the Island of Culture year?”

St Piran events in Kernow and beyond! A celebration of Cornwall's National Saint!

February, 2014

28 Perranporth – Cornish Dancers Kemysk and Aggie Boys Choir will be celebrating St Piran in dance and song at various locations in the town.

March, 2014


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