Celtic Congress Cornwall - Guntelles Keltek Kernow
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)
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
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.