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Welsh Language Activists "Deeply Disappointed" at Government's "Farcical" New Vision for the Welsh Tongue

In an echo of the rising conflict between government and Celtic language activists across the Irish Sea in Dublin, the Welsh government’s response to issues raised in two separate independent reports on the future of the Welsh tongue has been attacked by the Welsh Language Society (Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg) and the Party Of Wales (Plaid Cymru). 

Isle of Man Stamps: Archibald Knox

This new stamp release, in collaboration with Manx National Heritage and Lloyds Bank, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Manxman Archibald Knox and focuses on designs from his iconic work The Deer’s Cry.

An internationally renowned artist and designer, who became a leading exponent of Celtic and Art Nouveau design at the beginning of the 20th century, his work remains popular amongst collectors.

Fèis Cheilteach Innse Gall 2014. Hebridean Celtic Festival 2014 Announce Growing Line-Up of Artists

The Hebcelt Festival for 2014 continues to grow from strength to strength. Announcing an impressive and growing line-up of artists, this year’s festival promises to build on past successes. The festival takes place on 16-19 July in a number of venues in the town of Stornoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Steòrnabhagh, Leòdhas, Na h-Eileanan Siar).

Emglev Bro an Oriant Call on Support for Reunification of Brittany Demonstration

Emglev Bro an Oriant have called on people to support the rally for the reunification of Brittany to be held in Nantes-Naoned on Saturday 19th April 2014. The gathering assembles in Place Bretagne at 15h in Nantes-Naoned. ‘Bretagne Réunie et le collectif 44=Breizh organisent une grande manifestation en faveur de la réunification le samedi 19 avril prochain à Nantes.’ The city of Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique Department in which it is situated were formerly part of the historic nation of Brittany.

Astonishing poll results revealed by Cornish magazine!

In an astonishing poll conducted of its readership and followers on social media, 'myCornwall' magazine established that 37.71% favoured independence for Cornwall (that it withdraw from the UK and becomes an independent country) 52.38% favoured devolution for Cornwall (increased powers to a democratically elected assembly/parliament like London, Wales, Scotland) and 9.91% favoured the status quo (Cornwall remains as it is with a unitary authority) 76.2% of the readers and followers stated that they required a referendum!

Rugby To Rescue the Welsh Tongue ?

Welsh languge news this week included the ongoing controversey over the impact of Property Devlopment on the Welsh tongue, and an encouraging statement from the former Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union: 

Property Development

Isle of Man: Manx Gaelic Book Review - Paloma

A close working relationship between the Manx Language Development Officer at Culture Vannin and the Irish Language Editor of The Irish Times has resulted in the release of the first of a trio of new books in Manx Gaelic.

Paloma was written by Pól Ó Muiri (aforementioned editor) and charts the story of a young female Garda, Paloma Pettigrew, who relocates to the peaceful Irish countryside. But she soon encounters unexpected problems and finds herself solving a complicated and dangerous crime.

All fellow Celtic peoples, comrades and friends are invited to sign and spread this petition for Cornwall!

We invite one and all to sign this petition and to pass it around your family and friends for them to sign as well. Each person may sign it individually and it doesn't matter where you live. It doesn't have to be in Cornwall.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-uk-prime-minister-and-cabinet-...

Red, White and Tartan - The San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

A long way from the Highlands of Scotland and just over a two hour drive to the Mexican border, is San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas. San Antonio is home to the iconic Alamo and the charming Spanish Colonial “River Walk” and this year is host to an event sponsored by the San Antonio Highland Games Association: The 15th Anniversary San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music festival scheduled to be held  on April 5th and 6th , 2014 at the Helotes Fair Grounds just northwest of San Antonio, Texas.   

Isle of Man: Walking Amongst the Snowdrops in Dalby for Local Fundraising Event

With severe winter storms dominating the Island’s weather system during the past few months, it was fortunate that the day selected for the Snowdrop Walk at Dalby dawned bright and sunny.

Set on the remote west coast, the rugged coastline affords little shelter, but signs of spring were all around us as we headed towards Dalby House, where the gardens had been opened for viewing by kind permission of Mrs Clarke.

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