Our annual conference ("international congress") is normally 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 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.
Note: Coronavirus information
Aberystwyth, Cymru / Wales 2021
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 International Celtic Congress will be held in Aberystwyth, WALES. The theme of the Congress will be the one that was chosen by the Welsh Branch for the 2020 Congress (which had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic). Please DO NOT make any arrangements yet as the Welsh Branch will need to agree dates and prices with the venue under consideration. However, we expect that the Congress will be in July 2021. The Welsh Branch Committee will send details to Branch Secretaries when it is practicable to do so (and the information on this website will be updated accordingly). Thank you for your patience.
Theme: Sut i Lwyddo fel Celtiaid yn y Byd Busnes Cyfoes | How to be Successfully Celtic in the Modern Business World
Dates: To be decided soon (but likely to be in July)
Venue: To be confirmed soon
Cymru / Wales 2020 - cancelled
EVENT CANCELLED because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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: 25 April - 30 April 2019
Venue: Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall
Web site: http://www.celticcongresscornwall.co.uk
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
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
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, Ireland 2015
Theme: What is national freedom?
Dates: 20 - 25 July 2015
Celtic Ross Hotel, Ros Ó gCairbre / Rosscarbery, County Cork