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Annual Conference

Our annual conference ("international congress") is held over a five or six day period. The host nation sets the theme for the lectures and each of the six branches provides a speaker. The lectures are usually in English, but if not, translation is provided. Each of the six branches also brings along a traditional entertainer from their country for informal entertainment and a more formal concert. Excursions and visits also form part of the Conference. For language enthusiasts there is an opportunity to hear and try out the other Celtic languages.

Aberystwyth, Cymru / Wales 2020

Theme: Sut i Lwyddo fel Celtiaid yn y Byd Busnes Cyfoes  |  How to be Successfully Celtic in the Modern Business World
Dates: Monday 20 July - Saturday 25 July 2020  |  Dydd Llun 20 Gorffennaf - dydd Sadwrn 25 Gorffennaf 2020
Venue: Gwesty'r Marine / Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 2DA

NOTE: It is necessary for delegates to arrange their own accommodation with the Marine Hotel quoting ‘the Celtic Congress’. They have a large choice of accommodation: single & double rooms, apartments (nearby); out of town they also have cottages, lodges and camping facilities. Delegates staying at the hotel should book for BBD (this package includes bed, breakfast and evening meal). The evening meal on Monday and Friday will include the Civic Welcome and the International Cabaret respectively. We hope that delegates staying elsewhere will book for evening meals at the Marine Hotel in order to enjoy the full programme of events.
To register for the conference please contact the Secretary of a National Branch. The hotel can be contacted on +44-1970 612444 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hotel's website:

Fee for the lectures, talks, trips, entertainment:  £125 pp - deposit of £50 to be paid by 31 January 2020 and the balance by 31 March 2020 (in £ Sterling)  ** more details to be published soon **

It is important that you have your own holiday insurance


Newquay, Kernow / Cornwall 2019

Theme: Recording our past to help inform our future /
Recordya agan Termyn Eus Passyes rag cussulya agan Termyn Alemma Rag
Dates: Thursday, 25 April - Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Venue: Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall
Web site: - see under 'News and Events' on the Cornwall website

** PLEASE NOTE that (excepting for day visitors) you will need to be a Member of a National Branch in order to avail yourself of the whole conference package and also submit your Registration Document to the Secretary of the Branch you join **

Kemper, Breizh / Quimper, Brittany 2018

Theme: What do social media contribute to the revival and/or survival of the Celtic languages?
Dates: 16 July - 21 July 2018
Venue: Lycée Le Likès, 20 Place de la Tourbie, 29000 Quimper, France
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Web site:

Peairt / Perth, Scotland 2017

Theme: The Musical Traditions of our Celtic Nations
Dates: 17 July - 22 July 2017
Venue: The Mercure Hotel, West Mill Street, Peairt / Perth
Web site:

Doolish / Douglas, Isle of Man 2016

Theme: The inclusion of Celtic History and Culture in the School Curriculum
Dates: 31 March - 5 April 2016
Venue: Empress Hotel, Central Promenade, Doolish / Douglas

Ros Ó gCairbre / Rosscarbery, County Cork, Ireland 2015

Theme: What is national freedom?
Dates: 20 - 25 July 2015
Celtic Ross Hotel, Ros Ó gCairbre / Rosscarbery, County Cork

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Wales / Cymru 2020

The Celtic Congress - "Celebrating and promoting Celtic cultures and languages today."

This July we are meeting in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales. Our theme will be 'How to be Successfully Celtic in the Modern Business World'. Details are on the Annual Conference page.