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Celtic Congress 1921 programme designed by Archibald Knox

Date made: 1921

Maker: Knox, Archibald

Description: Celtic Congress 1921 programme produced by Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh, with front cover designed by Archibald Knox.

The 1921 Celtic Congress was held in the Isle of Man. Founded in 1917, the Celtic Congress was held in a different location each year. in 1921 delegates undertook a historical tour of the Island, including Castle Rushen and Cregneash and attended a church service in Manx Gaelic. Papers presented at the Congress included: 'The Isle of Man and its Story' (Quine); 'Some traits common to the Celts in the Middle Ages' (Douglas Hyde); 'Characteristics of Manx Folk-Song' (Quayle); 'Welsh and Manx Folk-Songs' (J. Herbert Lewis); 'Recent Celtic Activities in Cornwall' (Jenner); and 'Modern Celtic Studies in Paris'.

Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh was founded in 1899 in the Isle of Man to promote the Manx language. 'When a nation loses its language, it loses its most precious heritage; it loses its patriotism; it loses its nationality, and becomes, as it were, a nation dwelling in a strange land.' - William Quayle at the first meeting of Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh, March 1899.

Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 14 cm

Materials: paper

Object name: programme

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: R-1107


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