Welsh lessons in Dublin / Gwersi Cymraeg yn Nulyn

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that following the success of the previous classes a further Welsh language class for people at the beginner’s level will be held in Dublin this autumn. The class will be taught by Richard Morgan and will take place in Gael Linn, 35 Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

The course will use the Cwrs Mynediad book by the Welsh Joint Education Committee. It is advisable that prospective students have also tried the Duolingo Welsh English course that is available on-line and also on a smartphone app. The Duolingo course has now reached in excess of 1 million users. The course book to be used will be the Cwrs Mynediad (South Wales version), which is available on the internet via Amazon, Book Depository, GWales and other websites. The course will also include well-known poetry, hymns and short passages of text as appropriate.

The class begins on Tuesday the 11th of September and will run for 10 weeks. The cost of the course will be €80 for full-time students, €100 for Draig Werdd members and €120 for all others. 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.

Plaque for Welsh chapel in Dublin / Plac i’r capel Cymraeg Dulyn

We have as yet been unable to resolve the stalemate that has developed between Dublin City Council and the owners and tenants of the old Welsh chapel in Talbot Street, Dublin, which will enable a commemorative plaque to be erected on the building.  The plaque is currently held in storage by the council, who are however unwilling to erect it given the building’s current external condition (see photo below).   The council requires that a section of the external surface be properly prepared and painted for mounting of the plaque, but repeated attempts by ourselves and by the council to discuss this requirement with the owners and the current tenants have not been able to resolve the issue.

However, the building is now for sale, so whatever plans the new owners have for the building we are hopeful that they will co-operate in facilitating erection of the plaque – thanks to the earlier efforts of Draig Werdd the building now has protected status which will prevent the new owners from making changes to its original features.   We are meeting with the council shortly to discuss the new situation and to agree a plan of action in order to bring the project to a successful conclusion.  We will keep you informed of progress.

Hyd yma, nid ydym wedi gallu datrys y problemau sydd wedi datblygu rhwng Cyngor Dinas Dulyn a pherchnogion a thenantiaid yr hen gapel Cymraeg yn Talbot Street, Dulyn, a fydd yn galluogi codi plac coffaol ar yr adeilad. Ar hyn o bryd mae’r plac yn cael ei gadw gan y cyngor, sydd ddim yn barod i’w godi oherwydd cyflwr allanol presennol yr adeilad (gweler y llun uchod). Mae’r cyngor yn mynnu bod rhan o’r wal allanol yn cael ei baratoi’n iawn a’i baentio ar gyfer gosod y plac, ond mae’r ymdrechion parhaol ninnau a’r cyngor i drafod y gofyniad hwn gyda’r perchnogion a’r tenantiaid presennol wedi methu datrys y mater.

Fodd bynnag, mae’r adeilad bellach ar werth, felly beth bynnag yw’r cynlluniau sydd gan y perchnogion newydd ar gyfer yr adeilad, rydym yn obeithiol y byddant yn cydweithredu gyda ni i hwyluso codiad y plac – diolch i ymdrechion cynharach Draig Werdd mae’r adeilad bellach gyda statws gwarchodedig sydd yn atal y perchnogion newydd rhag newid y nodweddion gwreiddiol. Rydym yn cyfarfod â’r cyngor yn fuan i drafod y sefyllfa newydd ac i gytuno ar gynllun gweithredu er mwyn cael canlyniad llwyddiannus i’r cynllun.

Sale of prints / Gwerthiant printiau

Aled Owen-Thomas, from Carmarthenshire, now living in Galway is a landscape photographer and is currently holding a print sale on his website. Included are a few prints of Wales. You can see what’s on offer here:
http://www.aledowenthomas.com/index.php/landscape/spring-sale/

There may be a discount available on some prints that aren’t in the sale if you say that you’re from Draig Werdd, so feel free to contact Aled with any questions.


Mae Aled Owen-Thomas, yn wreiddiol o Sir Gaerfyrddin, sydd bellach yn byw yn Galway yn ffotograffydd tirlun ac yn cynnal gwerthiant printiau ar ei wefan. Mae rhai printiau o Gymru wedi’u cynnwys. Gallwch weld beth sydd ar gael yma:
http://www.aledowenthomas.com/index.php/landscape/spring-sale/

Efallai y bydd disgownt ar gael ar rai printiau sydd ddim yn y gwerthiant os byddwch yn dweud eich bod yn aelod o’r Ddraig Werdd, felly mae croeso i chi gysylltu ag Aled gydag unrhyw gwestiynau.

Welsh lessons in Dublin / Gwersi Cymraeg yn Nulyn

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that following the success of the first two classes a further Welsh language class for people that wish to progress beyond the beginner’s level will be held in Dublin this spring. The class will be taught by Richard Morgan and will take place in Gael Linn, 35 Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 7pm.

The course will assume that students have substantially completed the Cwrs Mynediad book by the Welsh Joint Education Committee and have also made significant progress on the Duolingo Welsh English course that is available on-line and also on a smartphone app. The Duolingo course has now reached 1 million users. The course book to be used will be the Cwrs Sylfaen (South Wales version), which is available on the internet via Amazon, Book Depository, GWales and other websites. The course will also include well-known poetry, hymns and short passages of text as appropriate.

The class begins on Tuesday the 10th of April and will run for 10 weeks. The cost of the course will be €80 for full-time students, €100 for Draig Werdd members and €120 for all others. 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.

Happy St. David’s Day! / Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

Happy St. David’s Day from Draig Werdd, wherever you happen to be in the world.   Enjoy the day!

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus o Gymdeithas Draig Werdd, lle bynnag y byddwch yn y byd. Mwynhewch y dydd!

 

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