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St. David’s Day Party 01/03/2021 Parti Gŵyl Dewi

Join us via Zoom on Monday evening, March 1st for our online St. David’s Day party to celebrate our national day from home (wherever you are), featuring social chat, kids art competition, quiz, songs, readings and more. Here’s the timetable for the evening:

7.30-8.00 Meet and social chat – kids’ art competition results (details posted separately)
8.00-8.45 Online quiz on Wales and the Welsh

8.45-9.30 Entertainment and chat – music, readings etc. with live performers and recorded items. This is also an informal opportunity for anyone who’d like to give us a song, read a poem or tell an interesting story. Ending with a recorded rendition of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau which gives us all the chance to join in the singing of our national anthem from home (muted, of course….)

If you’d like to join us for some or all of the evening’s entertainment, send an email to info@welshsociety.ie and we’ll send you the joining instructions.


Ymunwch â ni trwy Zoom nos Lun, Mawrth 1af ar gyfer ein parti Dydd Gŵyl Dewi ar-lein i ddathlu ein diwrnod cenedlaethol o’ch cartref (ble bynnag yr ydych), gyda sgwrs gymdeithasol, cystadleuaeth gelf plant, cwis, caneuon, darlleniadau a mwy. Dyma’r amserlen ar gyfer y noson:

7.30-8.00 Cyfarfod a sgwrs gymdeithasol – canlyniadau cystadleuaeth gelf plant (manylion wedi’u postio ar wahân)
8.00-8.45 Cwis ar-lein ar Gymru a’r Cymry
8.45-9.30 Adloniant a sgwrs – cerddoriaeth, darlleniadau ac ati gyda pherfformwyr byw ac eitemau wedi’u recordio. Mae hwn hefyd yn gyfle anffurfiol i unrhyw un a hoffai roi cân inni, darllen cerdd neu adrodd stori ddiddorol. Yn gorffen gyda chyfraniad wedi’i recordio o Hen Wlad fy Nhadau sy’n rhoi cyfle i ni i gyd ymuno i ganu ein hanthem genedlaethol gartref gyda’n gilydd (ar ‘mute’, wrth gwrs ….)

Os hoffech chi ymuno â ni ar gyfer rhywfaint o adloniant neu am yr holl noson, anfonwch e-bost at info@welshsociety.ie ac fe anfonwn y cyfarwyddiadau ymuno atoch.

“Gwlad” an online St David’s day celebration concert

Helo o orllewin Cymru, Hello from west Wales,

We wanted to take this  opportunity to share an exciting project that we have been working on here.

Last year we created a Community Interest Company ‘The West End of Wales, a collective of professional Welsh musicians who are currently out of work due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Founded by Laura Llewellyn-Jones and Iestyn Griffiths, we are actively supporting out-of-work professional Welsh-musicians and creatives and providing them with much needed paid working opportunities. The WeoW also recognises the impact of COVID-19 on the future generation of Welsh musicians and is working to minimise this by mentoring and inspiring the young musicians of the future through their education collaboration schemes and community projects.During lockdown we’ve been working together creating videos, which have been shared on our social media pages reaching far and wide.

Now we knew, that sadly our celebrations for St David’s Day on March the 1st wouldn’t be the same as normal.

Whilst we may not be able to celebrate in person, it does give us a fantastic opportunity to share our celebrations with Welsh communities across the world.

So, we’d like to introduce to you ‘Gwlad!’ a showcase that will see some of Wales’ finest performers and entertainers come together for a virtual concert to celebrate the day of our patron saint.

The concert features Welsh stars Rhod  Gilbert, John Owen-Jones and Lucie Jones along with performances from The Cory band, Only men aloud, Claire Jones with Chris Marshall, Choirs for good ,Kizzy Crawford, Rhydian Jenkins, Aaron Pryce- Lewis, Morriston Orpheus choir, Bella voce, Fanfare trumpets of the Welsh  guards… and us, The WEoW.

Here is a link to the concert website, as a thank you for you support we’ve included a discount code. At checkout please use Body1

https ://www.stream.theatre/season/44?fbclid=IwAR0xUT4sMeA6HVBLdqYdA0Do_LFEj9gY0LFFlm6O2seGFNvFS6rnfQyMPE0

You can watch our latest videos on all our social media platforms listed below…

@theweow, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYtF5b3_fE8slZr31r0hGw

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about The West End of Wales, then we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email us at

Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir / Côr Meibion Cymry Dulyn

Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir is looking to appoint a new musical director to replace the previous incumbent Brian Murphy who has retired from the post.  Applicants should have appropriate experience in choral conducting and a working knowledge of the choral music repertoire for male voices.

Details of the post are available in a pdf document which can be accessed here, along with information about the application process.

Mae Côr Meibion Cymry Dulyn yn edrych i benodi cyfarwyddwr cerdd newydd i gymryd lle’r arweinydd blaenorol Brian Murphy sydd wedi ymddeol o’i swydd. Dylai ymgeiswyr gael profiad priodol mewn arwain corawl a gwybodaeth ymarferol o’r repertoire cerddoriaeth gorawl ar gyfer corau meibion.

Mae manylion am y swydd ar gael mewn dogfen pdf sydd i’w weld yma, ynghyd â gwybodaeth am y broses ymgeisio.

Welsh lessons in Ireland / Gwersi Cymraeg yn Iwerddon

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that following the success of previous classes a further remote Welsh language class will be held  this spring. 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 is conversational in nature with the emphasis being on enjoyment and learning. It will also include a short general knowledge quiz, well-known songs, poetry and a collection of short stories as appropriate.

The class begins on Tuesday the 12th of January 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 conversation group 13/01/21 Grwp sgwrsio Cymraeg

Draig Werdd will be hosting another online meeting from 8-9pm on Wednesday evening, 13 January, for Welsh speakers living in Ireland.   We are back in lockdown here but that’s no reason for us not to get together and connect online as Welsh speakers, so why not join us for an informal chat without having to leave the house?  Learners of the language are very 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.


Bydd Draig Werdd yn cynnal cyfarfod ar-lein arall rhwng 8-9pm nos Fercher, 13 Ionawr, ar gyfer siaradwyr Cymraeg sy’n byw yn Iwerddon.
Rydym yn ôl mewn cyfnod clo yma ond nad yw hwnna yn rheswm inni beidio â dod at ein gilydd a chysylltu ar-lein fel siaradwyr Cymraeg, felly beth am ymuno â ni am sgwrs anffurfiol heb orfod gadael y tŷ?  Mae croeso cynnes i ddysgwyr yr iaith gymryd rhan. Os hoffech chi ymuno â ni ar gyfer y cyfarfod, anfonwch e-bost at info@welshsociety.ie ac anfonwn y cyfarwyddiadau ymuno atoch.