Eisteddfod Time in Patagonia

November 29, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It’s that time of year when you have the Eisteddfod – no not in Wales but in the Welsh speaking community in Patagonia. There’s currently a series of articles from the Eisteddfod held earlier this month on the

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‘Home Where English Can Sound Like Arabic’

November 29, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It’s amazing to think that just a few years after the last native speakers of the Manx language had been recorded there was still a Welsh speaking monoglot community existing in Wales. The Manx recordings were vital in

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Protect Your Place Names To Protect Your Heritage

November 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Not known for pulling her punches the Language Commissioner for Wales, Meri Huws, has said that place names should enjoy the same protection as listed buildings. She told BBC Wales that changes to historic place names should be

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Welsh and Cornish Should be Taught in English Schools

August 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has called for a wider expression of multiculturalism with the cultures of the Celtic countries being avaiable as part of the wide-stream English education system. He made his statement at the National Eisteddfod of Wales

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Wales: Language Initiative Welcomed

August 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The General Secretary of the Celtic League has welcomed a new language initiative announced at the National Eisteddfod, Rhisiart Talebot said: “The development of new Welsh language initiatives and the extension of existing ones announced at the National

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Stormy Scenes as Activists Attack UKIP Intolerance Towards Welsh Language

March 26, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Welsh Language activists staged a protest this week when the UK Independence Party held a meeting in North Wales. The Welsh language supporters accused the main speaker at the meeting of intolerance towards the Welsh language and also

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New Heritage Centre Celebrates Patagonia Links

March 25, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It is not often we have a CL News item that is of direct interest to our colleagues in the Patagonian branch of the Celtic League but the news of a £1 million pound lottery grant to aid

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Equal Status for Welsh Highlighted in Command Paper

March 7, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The United Kingdom Government has issued a ‘Command Paper’ which sets out a blueprint for the future of devolution in Wales. The sixty page document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powers-for-a-purpose-towards-a-lasting-devolution-settlement-for-wales Of particular interest to the Celtic League is

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Six Year Old ‘Disappointed’ by Sainsburys Lack of Bilingual Checkout Tills

August 15, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE A six year old girl from Rhyl in Wales was so disappointed that her local Sainsbury supermarket store did not have a Welsh language option on its self-service checkouts that she decided to make a complaint. Mari, whose father

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Welsh Language in Crisis!

December 18, 2012

News from Celtic League The results of the 2012 census, released last week, have shown that the number of speakers in Wales has dropped for the first time since 1991, leading campaigners to argue that the language is in crisis. The number of

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