Annual Conference

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.

See also: Coronavirus information

2021 Online International Congress (hosted by our Welsh Branch)

The 2021 International Celtic Congress will be an online event hosted by our Cymru/Wales branch. The theme of the Congress will be the one that was chosen by them for the 2020 Congress (which had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic). There will be a registration fee (more details to follow soon).

Theme: Sut i Lwyddo fel Celtiaid yn y Byd Busnes Cyfoes | How to be Successfully Celtic in the Modern Business World
Dates: 2 - 4 July 2021 (Friday evening to late Sunday afternoon)
Venue: * This will be an online event *

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:

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