Welsh conversation meetings in 2021 / Cyfarfodydd sgwrsio Cymraeg yn 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined our meeting last Wednesday evening 25 November – it was good to get the chance to meet with other Welsh speakers from different places in Ireland and to meet a number of new faces for the first time. As this was so enjoyable and successful, we’re hoping to set up similar monthly online meetings in 2021 on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning in January. We’ll publish the details shortly before that via our website, email and our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/47152789708/.

Diolch i bawb ac ymunodd yn ein cyfarfod nos Fercher ddiwethaf 25 Tachwedd – ‘roedd hi’n dda cael y cyfle i gwrdd â nifer o Gymry Cymraeg o wahanol lefydd yn Iwerddon, ac i gwrdd â nifer o wynebau newydd am y tro cyntaf.  Gan fod pethau wedi bod mor bleserus a llwyddiannus rydyn ni’n gobeithio sefydlu cyfarfod ar-lein tebyg yn fisol yn 2021, ar nos Fercher gyntaf y mis, yn dechrau ym mis Ionawr.  Fe wnawn ni gyhoeddi’r manylion ychydig cyn hynny ar ein gwefan, trwy e-bost ac ar ein tudalen Facebook ar https://www.facebook.com/groups/47152789708/.

Welsh conversation group / Grwp sgwrsio Cymraeg

Draig Werdd is proposing to host an online meeting from 8-9pm on Wednesday evening, 25 November, for Welsh speakers living in Ireland.  It is easy for us all to feel a little isolated during the current conditions, but perhaps especially so for those living away from home, so we are hoping that this meeting will give people from all over Ireland the opportunity to connect for an informal chat with fellow Welsh speakers.  Learners of the language are also welcome to take part.

If you’d like to join us for the meeting, please send an email to info@welshsociety.ie and we will send you the joining instructions.

Mae Draig Werdd yn cynnig cynnal cyfarfod ar-lein rhwng 8-9pm nos Fercher, 25 Tachwedd, ar gyfer siaradwyr Cymraeg sy’n byw yn Iwerddon. Mae’n hawdd i ni i gyd deimlo ychydig yn ynysig yn ystod y cyfnod presennol, ond efallai yn arbennig i’r rhai sy’n byw oddi cartref, felly rydyn ni’n gobeithio y bydd y cyfarfod hwn yn rhoi’r cyfle i bobl o bob rhan o Iwerddon i gysylltu am sgwrs anffurfiol â cyd-siaradwyr Cymraeg.  Mae ‘na groeso cynnes hefyd i ddysgwyr Cymraeg gymryd rhan.

Os hoffech chi ymuno â ni yn y cyfarfod, anfonwch e-bost at info@welshsociety.ie ac fe anfonwn ni’r cyfarwyddiadau ymuno yn nôl atoch.

Welsh lessons resume in Dublin

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that a Welsh language class will resume in Dublin this autumn.  The class will be taught by Richard Morgan and will take place using Skype on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. The course will assume that students have made significant progress on the Duolingo Welsh English course that is available on-line and also on a smartphone app. The course book to be used as a reference will be the Cwrs Sylfaen (South Wales version), which is available for purchase on the internet via Book Depository, GWales and other websites. The course is conversational in nature and will also include well-known poetry, hymns and a collection of short stories as appropriate.

The class begins on Tuesday the 8th of September and will run for 10 weeks. The cost of the course will be €50. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

If you are interested in attending the class please send an email with your details to welshclass@welshsociety.ie and Richard will get back in contact with you to give you the necessary details.

Welsh Diaspora Evening Photos / Lluniau Noson Alltudion Cymreig

Our Welsh Diaspora Evening at the CHQ Building in Dublin on Tuesday 10th March just managed to precede the shutdown due to the Covid19 emergency, so we were luckily able to celebrate St. David’s Day as part of Wales Week Dublin 2020 without any hindrance or restrictions.

The foyer of the CHQ Building itself provided a spacious and resonant setting for eating, drinking and socialising and for listening to the atmospheric harp playing of Ann Jones Walsh and the powerful singing of Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir, with their conductor Brian Murphy and accompanist John Shera.   The high-tech Dome Cymru, which had been brought over from Wales and assembled in the foyer, was a novel and comfortable location for various talks during the evening, including prose and poetry readings, sample Welsh lessons and a presentation from Global Welsh Dublin on their plans for the future.

Go to the Gallery page of our website to seem some photos of the evening and to see a video of a rousing performance of ‘Rachie’ by the choir.

Llwyddodd ein Noson Alltudion Cymreig yn Adeilad CHQ yn Nulyn ddydd Mawrth 10 Mawrth i ragflaenu’r problemau oherwydd argyfwng Covid19, felly roeddem yn ffodus yn gallu dathlu Dydd Gŵyl Dewi fel rhan o Wythnos Cymru Dulyn 2020 heb unrhyw rwystr na chyfyngiadau.

Roedd cyntedd Adeilad CHQ ei hun yn darparu lleoliad eang a soniarus ar gyfer bwyta, yfed a chymdeithasu ac ar gyfer gwrando ar chwarae hyfryd o’r delyn gan Ann Jones Walsh, ac ar ganu pwerus Côr Meibion Cymry Dulyn, gyda’u harweinydd Brian Murphy a’u cyfeilydd John Shera. Roedd y Dome Cymru uwch-dechnoleg, a oedd wedi cael ei dwyn drosodd o Gymru a’i ymgynnull yn y cyntedd, yn lleoliad newydd a chyfforddus ar gyfer sgyrsiau amrywiol yn ystod y noson, gan gynnwys darlleniadau rhyddiaith a barddoniaeth, gwersi Cymraeg enghreifftiol a chyflwyniad gan Global Welsh Dublin ar eu cynlluniau ar gyfer y dyfodol.

Ewch i dudalen Oriel ein gwefan i wylio rhai lluniau o’r noson ac i weld fideo o berfformiad llawn bwrlwm o ‘Rachie’ gan y côr.

 

 

 

Welsh diaspora evening 10/3/20 Noson alltudion Cymreig

Everything is coming into place for our Welsh diaspora evening, taking place in Dublin from 6.30-9pm next Tuesday evening 10th March, with Dome Cymru now installed in the CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.  This is a great opportunity for Welsh exiles and friends in Ireland to get together with food and drink, poetry and prose, music from choir and harp and lots more, so come along and join us in this unique venue.  Admission is free and there is no need to book – just turn up on the night.

This event is being held as part of Wales Week in Dublin, which runs from March 9-13.  Go to the Wales Week Dublin website for a full list of events for the week.

Mae popeth yn dod yn ei le ar gyfer ein Noson alltudion Cymreig, a gynhelir yn Nulyn rhwng 6.30-9pm nos Fawrth nesaf 10 Mawrth, gyda Dome Cymru bellach wedi’i osod yn Adeilad CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dulyn 1. Dyma gyfle gwych i alltudion Cymreig a’u ffrindiau yn Iwerddon i ddod i’w gilydd gyda bwyd a diod, barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith, cerddoriaeth gan gôr a thelyn a llawer mwy, felly dewch draw i ymuno â ni yn y lleoliad unigryw hwn. Mae mynediad am ddim ac nid oes angen archebu – dewch draw ar y noson.

Mae’r digwyddiad hwn yn cael ei gynnal fel rhan o Wythnos Cymru yn Nulyn, sy’n rhedeg o Fawrth 9-13. Ewch i wefan Wythnos Cymru Dulyn i gael rhestr lawn o’r digwyddiadau am yr wythnos.