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^OTES OF THE WEEK. 'l'}¡ with e Celtic Congress must now be reckoned fiPok: things of the past. But it will be °f for many a long day, and its in- <l0(1.ee be felt years hence. There is no ^at it has been of powerful benefit to far Celtic renascence in Wales, and, except e jealous patches in South Wales, all s6ems to have been interested in it. The Nn8al to make Carnarvon the Welsh head- ?fs the Celtic revival is being met G reinar^ that, therefore, this is purely fytyit) ^Vales movement,—which is equal to ^at because the office of the Cym- Society is in Chancery Lane, that 1si*v 18 a mere Middlesex movement. Car- ^l6s .lS Proud of the honour of representing 1X1 this movement, but her pride con- of W no arrogance, and if a better metropolis I 4tieri els Wales can be found she is ready to Ge it. „ —*— e8t ^le Congress is over says the ^af>" it is possible to look an<^ try to note some of the results. the first thing that will be present I ^iods of those who have watched the ha 88 is the fact that this year's meet- j attracted more attention from the 0Ver the country than has been the any previous meetings in connec- the movement. There are signs in ^'thy ^le artic'lcs published—for the note- ^eature of the case is that editorial. t^Po^8^s kave appeared as well as ordinary ,^at as yet the gatherings are not th, ^lr'te seriously. However, that is one ^0nalties of a new movement, and is a t}je *°uble that will be got rid of in time. S&rJae time there has been a general Stp°len4L ,n tone, and a better attempt to l°Us^y with the subjects raised by 1 ^Ul<jS^ea^ers the Congress n; i.n.gf interesting to trace the infiueuce I ( of the Pan-Celtic movement upon the I Franco-Anglican agreement. After the meetings held a few years ago in connection with the Cardiff National Eisteddfod several 1 of the French journalists returned to Paris and wrote a number of brilliant articles upon the possibility and desirability of a better understanding between England and France. That must have done much in the work of preparing the way for what has since become known as l'entente cordiale. # Mr Padraig O'Maobuianaidh, one of the Irish delegates to last week's Congress, is the I scion of an ancient Milesian sept, known to the English as the O'Mulls. The O'Mulls have distinguished themselves in every na- tionat movement for the last ten centuries and are famed for the tenacity with which they have adhered to the ancient language, customs, and costume of Eire. Mr O'Maob- uianaidh's picturesque garb, which was so much admired in Caernarvon and was shown to such advantage by his sturdy physique, has been the attire worn by his ancestors from the time the Saxon first appeared on Irish territory. The O'Mulls were until recently large landowners in Conndae Muigheo. They have patriotically sold out to their tenants most of their territory under the recent Land Act with the exception of their far-famed demesne Clonmacnoise, where they still dis- pense a liberal hospitality in the manner of their forefathers. The Homeric contest which took place between Cormac O'Maob- uianaidh, Prince of Connaught, ancestor of the clan, and Fionn MacCumhaill, which was the only occasion on which the famous Fionn was ever worsted, is the subject of a cele- brated epic in the Irish language by Seathrun 0 Ceitinn, called I Dthaoibh na h'Oibre. Visitors from Cymru will, we understand, always be welcome to the traditional hospi- tality of Clonmacnoise, where they will find Irish Ireland as it was of yore, an Irish- speaking chief presiding over an Irish-speak- ing clan, and only recognising the "Sas- sanach" where absolutely necessary. The first glance at the Rhyl Eisteddfod pro- gramme was the prelude to a feeling of dis- appointment. It was not "up to form," and if it was to be any criterion of the Eisteddfod itself nothing but disappointment was in store. First, there was the appearance,- second-rate. The "get-up" of a local agricul- tural show programme has been smarter on many an occasion. Then there are the illus- trations--the portrait blocks,-where on earth was the batch picked up? Mr W. Jones, M.P., looks like a Russian General, Mr Lloyd George is a veritable duke's son in appearance, Mr David Hughes is a one-eyed artiste, and Madam Rossow is sliced down to one-half. Worst of all, the name of Lord Stanley of Alderley is placed underneath the picture of a beardless gentleman who bears a suspicious resemblance to Lord Stanley, the Postmaster General. Can it be that the Rhyl committee does not know the difference be- tween them? The exhibition of Welsh industries held in connection with the Rhyl Eisteddfod is a notable show this year. It was opened by her Highness PrineesB Louise of Schleswig-Hol- stein last week, and there are interesting ex- hibits of what can be done in Wales,—carving in wood and iron, basket work, knitting, em- broidery, copper work, &c., there being speci- mens of work from Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, and the other North Wales coun- ties, and Glamorgan. In the Museum Sec- tion there is much variety, the articles rang- ing from Henry VIII.'B charter to the town of Denbigh, lent by the Hon. Mrs Brodrick, to John Jones Talysarn's license to preach, lent by Mr M. T. Morris, of Carnarvon. Mr Morris is lending other articles from his priceless collection, including an old Welsh tinder box and yard-stick of 1790. The Welsh Leader" this week contains a slashing attack on the Eisteddfod. We cull a few pbrases that will indicate the quality of the article Literature and the Arts thrust into the background, like poor rela- tious at a garden party literary adjudi- cators there purely on sufferance if the Eisteddfod were National it would be Welsh" the National. Eisteddfod Associa- tion consists practically of Sir Marchant Wil- liams and Vincent Evans"; "Hwfa Mon is supposed to rule in the Gorsedd,-but he doesn't the Gorsedd is being constantly strengthened by recruits reflecting upon it such honour as that which was two years ago obtained by the adhesion of Cadrawd Hardd, otherwise the Marquis of Anglesey" Sir Marchant Williams' certificate, with Eifionydd's endorsement are essential to securing the right to hold a National Eis- teddfod "A bard wears his robe as a butcher's boy his gown and 60 on. Smart, very.

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