Manx Gaelic Society

The Manx Gaelic Society (Manx: Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh) later known as the Manx Language Society, was founded in 1899[1] on the Isle of Man, United Kingdom. The groups' motto was Gyn çhengey, gyn cheer ("Without language, without country").[2]


The group's first president was A.W. Moore, who would later become speaker of the House of Keys.[3]

During the 1950s the group put great effort into recording the remaining speakers of the Manx language.[4]

A stamp celebrating the centenary of the Society was issued in the Isle of Man in 1999.[5]


  1. Peter Berresford Ellis (2002). Celtic Dawn. Y Lolfa. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-86243-643-8.
  2. Isle of Man. Tynwald. Legislative Council (October 1984). The Times Reports of Debates in the Manx Legislature. pp. t–178.
  3. Peter Berresford Ellis (1985). The Celtic Revolution: A Study in Anti-imperialism. Y Lolfa. pp. 156–. ISBN 978-0-86243-096-2.
  4. Gordon McCoy; Maolcholaim Scott (2000). Gaelic Identities. Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-85389-766-8.

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