Gorsedd Proclamation St Ives 2010.
Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall:
- to promote the study of literature, art, music and history;
- to promote the study and use of the Cornish language;
- to maintain and nurture links with other Celtic cultures;
- to provide a forum and encouragement to all who work to further these aims.
The Gorsedh is non-political, not affiliated to any religion, non-profit-making and, contrary to some belief, has no connection with Druidism or any pagan practices.
It exists solely to uphold the Celtic traditions of Cornwall and to honour men and women who have made outstanding contributions to Cornwall and its ancient culture, history and language.
St Ives gorsedd proclamation 2010
“Cornwall’s Celtic roots create a strong sense of identity within the county. The 13th century Mappa Mundi shows the four parts of the island of Britain as England, Scotland, Wales and CORNWALL. Some(sic) suggest that Cornwall has never legally been incorporated into shire England. Cornwall is rich with artistic, literary and religious expressions of its history, It has its own flag, and patron saint and has the highest number of recorded ancient monuments in Britain.“