There was a time on this earth that the Celtic people ruled most of Europe, from the far flung British Isles, to Spain, Gaul, Italy and even parts of Turkey. Today the descendants of the Celts are forced into submission by every government. Very few modern Celts can say that they live in freedom. Yet at the same time there is resistance movements in every single of the recognized seven European Celtic nations; Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Mann, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia. Presently Scotland, Wales,the Isle of Mann, Cornwall, and 6 counties of Ireland are under the oppressive thumb of the British empire while Brittany is part of the Fifth Republic of France, and Galicia shares the fate of the Basque people in Spain.
The way to true freedom is to not be dependent on the language of the country that is holding you. The
Celtic language was one of the original things that used to hold the Celts together. In time the languages
of the Celts have come close to being extinct time and time again. Unfortunately the original Celtic
language of the Galicians has been lost and Galician is now a Romance language, more a kin to Latin
than to the tongue of the Gaels. If you are interested in learning any of the languages I recommend you
find a native speaker of the language and learn via that medium, but if you are unable to find someone
and are forced to learn online then these links will give at least a beginning introduction into the
In the past few months the question of Devolution to the occupied 6 counties of Ireland, Scotland and Wales has come up thanks to the "New Labour Party". At the same time Galicia is an autonomous region in Spain and the Isle of Mann is considered a protectorate of the UK. But in reality no matter what name is given to these occupied countries, there is no choice that is right for the people but indepedence. Both autonomy and devolution offer a limited amount of freedom to the people, but it is all a mask for the government still has the top say. Much akin to the "reservations" that the US government has set up for the American Indian nations. What is freedom if its dependent on your oppressor for any power? Our Celtic in the British Isles should not give into the lies of the Parliament at Westminster and our Galician cousins should not give into the power of Madrid.
After the 1921 Partition of Ireland the Counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone of Ireland were kept within the grasp of the United Kingdom. Until 1950 there was a continued state of warfare by the Republican population of the 6 counties in the effort to reunite the 6 with the rest of Ireland. However in the early 1950's support for the armed rebellion faded and so did the IRA. Until 1969 when the New era of the struggles began with the beating of Human Rights Activists by the RUC and Loyalist groups. Last year there was breakthrough to resolve the violence, the accord has become known as the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Unfortunately the Unionist political groups are unwilling to live up to the letter of the accord in favor of their own personal political ambitions. Let Sinn Fein into the Commision.
The year anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement has come and gone, and still no progress has been made on the situation in the North of Ireland. Without full cooperation of all parties involved, peace will still elude everyone.
Today the Celtic people are no longer limited to Europe but have traveled the world and have set up some of the finest governments in the world. The Celtic people in Europe now have a bright future ahead if only the will is there. In the days of the European Union the colonial habits of the UK, France and Spain will not be able to continue. The ability has presented itself for any and all Celtic people to declare their independence. If/when this happens the Celts of the world must unite behind them and help them achieve their rights. These links will give you a quick overview of the present and future of the Celtic people that shows the different circumstance that they live in.
In every one of the 7 occupied Celtic countries there is a political movement for freedom, in some countries more than one. I have decided to only link one per country in the hopes of making a rallying point for the independence of the nations. United We Stand, Divided We Fall