The International Celtic Congress was founded in 1902 in order to promote the knowledge, use, and appreciation of the languages and cultures of the six Celtic countries. National Branches of the Congress meet in an International Congress each year in order to help further these aims. The Island hosted the Congress for the first time in 1921. The Mannin Branch meets in the Guild Room, Athol Street, Peel on a regular basis.
The Six Celtic Countries are: Alba, Breizh,Cymru,Eire, Kernow and Mannin.