FAQ

1. Who can join the Celtic League?
2. How do I join the Celtic League?
3. How much does it cost to join the Celtic League?
4. How can I get involved?
5. What is Carn?
6. Can I subscribe to Carn, without becoming a member of the Celtic League?
7. Where do the Celtic League have branches?
8. Can I set up a Celtic League branch?
9. Why isn’t Galicia listed by the League as the seventh Celtic nation?
10. How are Celtic League campaigns decided upon?
11. How can I contact the Celtic League?

Who can join the Celtic League?

Membership of the Celtic League is open to all those who agree with these aims, whether born or living in a Celtic country (regardless of race, religion etc.), descended from families of Celtic origin, or simply supportive of these aims.

Membership is not open to those who do not agree with these aims, or who are members of, or are associated with, organisations or groups whose aims substantially contradict those of the League.

In view of the expressed belief in nationality outlined above, this also applied to any individual or group which embraces any theory of racial superiority or exclusiveness.

How do I join the Celtic League?

The Celtic League has six national branches in the the Celtic countries of Alba (Scotland), Breizh (Brittany), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Ireland), Kernow (Cornwall) and Mannin (Isle of Man). In addition, we have three territorial branches in England, the United States of America and in Patagonia in Argentina and an International Branch.

By joining any one of the branches of the League, you automatically become a member of the organisation. Any branch of the League can be joined, but we would recommend that you join the branch in the country you are based and only one branch of the League may be joined at a time.

If you live in a country that does not have a branch, then we would recommend that you join the International branch.

Contact addresses for each of the Branch Secretaries can be found here. Alternatively, you can write to the General Secretary for further advice.

How much does it cost to join the Celtic League?

The cost for full annual membership of the League is set out below:

Alba, Cymru, Kernow, Mannin and England Branches is £14.50

Éire and Breizh is €24.00

US Branch is $30.00

International Branch Rates are £14.50 / £20.00 / £22.00 / US$35.00 depending upon your location.

How can I get involved?

The best way to get involved with the activities of the League is to join a branch, inform the Branch Secretary that you want to be actively involved in branch activities and attend branch meetings.

Alternatively, you can contact a General Council member or Branch Secretary by clicking here and filling out the form.

What is Carn?

Carn is a high quality hard copy magazine produced by the Celtic League.

Established in 1973, Carn magazine is the longest running publication of its type in the world and is the only magazine which regularly publishes material in all Celtic languages.

The magazine contains six national sections plus a general Celtica section. The magazine is published quarterly and has articles mainly in English, but each of the national sections contains articles in the national language.

Click here for more information.

Can I subscribe to Carn, without becoming a member of the Celtic League?

Yes. Organisations or individuals may subscribe to the Celtic League quarterly Carn without becoming members. In the interest of the organisation, we reserve the right to decline an application for membership without formal explanation.

The following annual subscription rates for Carn are set out below:

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands £13.50 per four issues

Subscribe to Alba, Cymru, Kernow, Mannin England or International Branch

European Union other than UK €23.00 per four issues

Subscribe to Éire or Breizh Branch

United States $30.00 per four issues

Subscribe to International or US Branch

Rest of World £20.00 per four issues

Subscibe to International Branch

Where do the Celtic League have branches?

The Celtic League has six national branches in the the Celtic countries of Alba (Scotland), Breizh (Brittany), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Ireland), Kernow (Cornwall) and Mannin (Isle of Man). In addition, we have three ‘international’ branches in England, the United States of America and in Patagonia in Argentina and a separate International Branch.

Can I set up a Celtic League branch?

Yes this is possible.

An ‘international’ branch of the League may be formed if:

1.

a minimum number of fifteen members outside the Celtic countries, originating from at least two Celtic countries, choose to cooperate to form a group to further the aims of the League
2.

the prospective branch is approved by the General Council of the League and is ratified by the League’s AGM

A ‘territorial’ branch may be formed in those areas where a Celtic language is spoken as a historical community language e.g. Patagonia (Argentina), Nova Scotia (Canada), subject to the 2 conditions above.

A ‘local’ branch may be formed if

1. members, irrespective of their country of origin and number, join to further the aims of the League and are affiliated to a particular branch of the League.

Why isn’t Galicia listed by the League as the seventh Celtic nation?

In the mid 1980’s the League decided on a linguistic criterion for national membership of the League, based on a definition of what it is to be ‘Celtic’.

This definition argues that an area is Celtic if a Celtic language was spoken as a historical community language, within living memory. This definition was and still is in line with the accepted position of Celtic scholars and the pan Celtic movement. This means that Galicia cannot have a national branch of the League, because the modern historic language of Galicia is Galego – a Romance language – and has been for many centuries.

An international branch of the League can of course be set up in Galicia, in line with the rules set out in the Constituion of the League.

How are Celtic League campaigns decided upon?

Celtic League campaigns can be decided upon at branch level and also at the AGM through the unanimous agreement of resolutions proposed by the League’s officers or branch representatives. The General Council of the League can also approve of motions that instigate a particular campaign. Campaigns can be started at the discretion of the League’s General Council Officers, provided that they fit in with the aims of the organisation, as set out in the Constitution.

However, the resolutions passed at the League’s AGM form the bulk of the League’s work.

How can I contact the Celtic League?

Any of the Celtic League Branch Secretaries and Officers can be contacted by filling out the form found here.