The Celtic Congress Cornwall - An Guntelles Keltek Kernow

An Guntelles Keltec Kernow, The Celtic Congress Cornwall, supports the promotion and development of the Cornish language and Cornish cultural traditions and Cornish economic sustainability. They maintain links with the fellow Celtic nations of Alba (Scotland) Breizh (Brittany) Cymru (Wales) Éire (Ireland) Kernow (Cornwall) Mannin (Isle of Man) Also, supporting partner organisations with similar aims in Cornwall, Britain and Europe and share the aims of the International Celtic Congress.

Following a meeting at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1900, the first Pan Celtic Congress was in Dublin in 1901. In 1904 Cornwall became a member of the Pan-Celtic Congress. Members had been persuaded by Henry Jenner that Cornwall had its own unique language and Celtic identity. This was endorsed by him receiving a telegram written in the Cornish Language. His act was commemorated in 2004 at Port Erin Conference in the Isle of Man by an email in the Cornish language to celebrate the centenary at the Cornish Branch.

The Cornish Branch of the Celtic Congress supports the promotion and development of the Cornish language and Cornish cultural traditions and Cornish economic sustainability. They maintain links with the fellow Celtic nations of Brittany, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man and Ireland. Also, supporting partner organisations with similar aims in Cornwall, Britain and Europe and share the aims of the International Celtic Congress. Celtic Congress Cornwall is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation and membership is open to everyone who shares their ethos and aims and is a registered Charity (No. 1125469)

Website:  http://www.celticcongresscornwall.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticcongresscornwall/

Cornwall has hosted several International Congresses for our fellow Celtic nations

  • 1932 - The first Celtic Congress in Cornwall was held in Truro.
  • 1950 - Truro hosted the first large International Celtic Congress
  • 1963 - Carbis Bay
  • 1969 - Gulval
  • 1975 - Carlyon Bay
  • 1982 - Penzance
  • 1988 - Newquay
  • 1994 - Falmouth
  • 2000 - Bude
  • 2007 - C.U.C Tremough Campus
  • 2013 - Bodmin
  • 2019 - Newquay
Celtic Congress Cornwall
Celtic Congress Cornwall - Newquay St Piran's Festival Parade 2020

The Celtic Congress Cornwall - An Guntelles Keltek Kernow - Newsletters

Click the image link below, which will take you to the relevant page where you can download our newsletter and membership form to join and support Celtic Congress Cornwall.

Celtic Congress Cornwall - Newsletter - No'3 June 2021
Celtic Congress Cornwall - Membership
Celtic Congress Cornwall - Newsletter [1 - February 2021]
Celtic Congress Cornwall - Newsletter - No'2 April 2021

Celtic Congress Cornwall - Events

We hold and attend numerous events throughout the year relating to our Celtic culture, supporting other like minded cultural heritage groups throughout Cornwall and also the other national branches of Celtic Congress including the annual International Celtic Congress.

Click on the link to go to our recent events page: Celtic Congress Cornwall Events

There is more information on the Celtic Congress Cornwall and previous events at their website at: www.celticcongresscornwall.co.uk

Recent event:

26th June 2021 - Speak Cornish Week

A get together to help those who wanted to speak Cornish was held at Gwerthji Koffi Keltek in Newquay. This is always a friendly event and similar past events have also been well attended and good fun. Check out our Facebook for future events, bookings may be required. Meur ras.

Speak Cornish Week - Celtic Congress Cornwall Event

Please check our Facebook page for more information at: www.facebook.com/celticcongresscornwall

The International Celtic Congress 2021

Celtic Congress Cornwall contributed to the virtual International Celtic Congress with the following musicians and lecture. With thanks to all those who gave their time and support for this very successful event.

Download the programme: International Celtic Congress Programme 2021

Kernow's entertainment will be provided by the following musicians and groups

Brother Sea

Rosie Crow

Ben Harris

Will Keating

Minko

Teylu

The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree
The Rowan Tree
Celtic Congress Cornwall entries with Urban Kelt

The Kernow Lecture was given by Jeremy Gilbert of St Justin a successful manufacturer and retailer of Celtic jewellery. 

Kernow Ent' Ben Harris
Kernow Ent' Teylu
Kernow Ent' Brother Sea
Kernow Ent' The Rowan Tree
Kernow Ent' Rosie Crow
Kernow Ent' Will Keating
Kernow Ent' Minko
Jeremy Gilbert - St Justin - Kernow Speaker

The International Celtic Congress:

The International Celtic Congress is an educational and cultural registered charity. We work to promote and perpetuate the mutual ideals, cultures and languages of the Celtic peoples of Europe. Each Celtic country has its own branch who meet as old (and new) friends at our Annual International Conference to share common interests and concerns.

Website: http://internationalcelticcongress.org/en/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalCelticCongress/

There are further links to the branches of Celtic Congress at our Celtic Nations webpage

Link: The Celtic Nations