Kernow Population Patterns

Kernow Population Patterns

December 2, 2023

Interesting graphic here from the UK Office for National Statistics, It’s not a scientific measure of Cornish identity because there is no Cornish tick box on the census forms at present. However this is based on the number of people almost 100,000 who

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Manx Harpists at Portlaoise

Manx Harpists at Portlaoise

December 2, 2023

Share here from Culture Vannin Facebook about a group of young Manx musicians attending a music festival in Portlaoise in the Irish Midlands. Bernard Moffatt https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=739715528187999&set=a.562833352542885 Bernard Moffatt Celtic League (4th November 2023)

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‘The Grand Old Dame of Irish Republicanism’

‘The Grand Old Dame of Irish Republicanism’

October 22, 2023

Two books about Irish revolutionaries women is too much to purchase on the one day even for me so I lean on my daughter (Angela) to put it in ‘Santa’s stocking’ for me – she obliges. Máire Comerford was described by journalist John

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When Will They Let Maud Sleep?

When Will They Let Maud Sleep?

October 22, 2023

I must have been sleeping myself because two years ago I missed the publication of another book about Maud Gonne. Gonne the famous revolutionary, suffragete and actress who helped found the precursor of Cumman na mBann (Inghinidhe na hÉireann) is picked over yet

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‘Wanted For Calf Rustling’ A Great Debt

‘Wanted For Calf Rustling’ A Great Debt

October 10, 2023

With the Chronicles in the news I thought I would recall the Celtic League campaign over the ownership of the Calf of Man and the great debt we owe to three men in particular all now deceased Ivor Kenna, Padraig O’Conchuir and Seamus

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Cooish 2023

Cooish 2023

October 10, 2023

The Manx language festival Cooish is on in November I get a press release via Breesha Maddrell who says: “The Cooish is a fun and friendly festival which takes place annually, and is organised by the community for the community. This year’s festival

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Film Interview Provokes Row Over ETA

Film Interview Provokes Row Over ETA

October 10, 2023

The San Sebastian Film Festival organisers have refused to back down in a row over the decision to screen a film that includes an interview with Josu Urrutikoetxea, the former leader of the Basque separatist militant group ETA. The Netflix documentary entitled No

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Concern Over Looted Celtic Artefacts

Concern Over Looted Celtic Artefacts

October 10, 2023

While the Manx government are fairly laid back – dismissive almost of seeking the return of ‘The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles’ political figures in other Celtic countries are not so inactive Early this year the Irish Labour TD

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Irish Military Storm Drugs Ship

Irish Military Storm Drugs Ship

September 28, 2023

Irish military, police and customs officers have seized a vast cargo of cocaine destined for Europe in a major operation in the Celtic Sea involving the Military, Police and Customs. The drugs on a Panamanian flagged vessel (MV Matthew) were due to be

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Celtic Treasures – Reclaiming The Chronicles – Getting ‘Out On The Stump’

Celtic Treasures – Reclaiming The Chronicles – Getting ‘Out On The Stump’

September 28, 2023

The Chronicles of Man and the Isles are back in the news briefly courtesy of Manx Chief Minister Alf Cannan and John Wannenburgh MHK. They appear out of the mists of time periodically only to sink back into the oblivion of the vaults

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