• November 11, 2021

Manx Radio has a report here on Cooish the Festival which promotes Manx language and culture:


You’ll find a summary of the history and development of Cooish on wikipedia (link below)

“The festival was founded by Phil Gawne in the 1996 under the name Feailley Ghaelgagh (Manx Language Festival), following a research trip to Scottish Gaelic development agencies in Inverness and the Isle of Skye. Feailley Ghaelgagh was later renamed The Cooish.

“The Feailley Ghaelgagh became an important feature of Manx cultural life and throughout the 1990s and 2000s and was a week long festival during this period.[4] It later reverted to a two-day festival which is the current length.[5] By gaining support from local businesses and the Manx government, as well as employing extensive advertising, the festival has been able to “ensure that most people in the country are aware of the language.”

“After a period of fallow years, The Cooish was re-launched in 2017 in Peel by Adrian Cain, (then) Yn Greinneyder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooish

Rolloing news here on their Facebook page:


Image: Bunscoill Ghaelgagh at St John’s will be a focus for many events

Bernard Moffatt

AGS Celtic League (4th November 2021)

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