Wales: Garden ornament turns out to be 13th century effigy of Llantysilio monk

Around the Celtic world there are many cairns, stone circles, standing stones and carvings in rock from times of prehistory. Ancient stones and tombs placed in a way that look to the stars and capture moments of astronomical importance. Standing stones carved with skill and placed with great effort in special locations that had significant meaning to there creators. It was a tradition of carving in stone that continued through the centuries into the middle ages.

Cornish language singers 'Changing Room' go from strength to strength!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

'Changing Room' group from Looe perform Cornish language song on BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 played 'Changing Rooms's' Cornish language version of the Pretenders Christmas classic '2000 miles' today!

BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' drive-time audience is now 2.12 million listeners, so a lot of people have heard Cornish!

Sophia Morrison Commemoration 2017

News from Mannin Branch Celtic League:

Roy Kennaugh who has been working with a number of groups to organise a commemoration for the 2017 centenary of the death of Sophia Morrison has forwarded details of a quite hefty schedule of events for next month (14th January)

“Saturday, 14th January 2017

Commemoration of Sophia Morrison on the centenary of her death 
Event organised by The Celtic League, Mec Vannin and Celtic Congress.

1.30 Laying of wreath at Sophia Morrison’s grave (Peel Cemetery)

Sightings of Loch Ness Monster at highest level since 2000

The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register has confirmed that sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are at their highest since the year 2000. The most recent sighting was on August 21. Government worker Ian Campbell from Argyll, saw two creatures near the shore of Loch Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis) with a measurement he estimated at over 30ft.

Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Dakota Access pipeline battle

We recently reported on the shocking level of violence and intimidation used against the Native American community in North Dakota. Protesters from some 200 Native American nations have been objecting to the construction of a huge new oil pipeline which passes over the Missouri River less than a mile upstream from a “reservation” belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Wales: Anglesey lifeboat crews reunite to remember stricken Nafsiporos rescue

The bravery of the lifeboat crews who face danger on the seas surrounding the Celtic coasts to save lives can never be underestimated. This was the case on December 2nd 1966 when The Nafsiporos a 1,287-ton Greek freighter with 19 crew members on board got into difficulties. In 100mph hurricane winds, with her engines having failed the boat was drifting dangerously towards the coast of Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn) the island that lies off the north-west coast of Wales (Cymru). 

Cymru: Tesco in spat over bi-lingual signage

News from the Celtic League:

The Welsh language group Cymdeithas yr Iaith is targeting Tesco over the adequacy of bi-lingual signage in their new Aberystwyth store.

A spokesman for the language groups said:

“Big businesses such as this undermine independent businesses, and decisions made centrally by the company undermine the Welsh nature of the town.”

Full report at this link:

Glasgow artist Ken Currie painting achieves record price at auction

Glasgow artist Ken Currie's work, called "A Scottish Triptych: Nightshift, Departure, Saturdays", which depicts Glasgow in the 1980s, was sold this week for a record-breaking £100,000 at an auction in Edinburgh. Bonhams stated that it was a new world record for the artist having surpassed the previous figure of £31,000 set at the auctioneers in 2002.

Kernow - Final Chance to Say NO to Devonwall!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

1 Mys Kevardhu 2016

Final Chance to Say NO to Devonwall!

On 5th December, 2016, the unelected quango, the Boundaries Commission will stop taking public views on Devonwall.

Between now and then is YOUR last chance to join hundreds of others, including Town and Parish Councils, campaign groups, Cornwall Councillors and many other members of the public who have objected to this gerrymandering of Cornwall's 1,100 year old border.

Please take this opportunity to register your disapproval!

Another death at Maghaberry Prison

News from the Celtic League:

Another death at Maghaberry just days after CPT respond to our rgent action request:

Just six days after the Council of Europe prisons inspection body the CPT responded to our concerns over deaths at Maghaberry Prison another death has occurred (link):…/third-prisoner-death-at-maghabe…/


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