Fête de la Bretagne 2019 – Celtic Music Festival

Saturday 18 May – from 6.30pm at the Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Tickets €10 at the door

To celebrate Brittany dayBreizhÉire , with the support of Région Bretagne, presents a Fest Noz with exciting talents from the Brittany, Irish & World Folk Music at the legendary Cobblestone Pub. Fest Noz is a traditional Breton festival with group dancing and live acoustic music. It was added in 2012 by UNESCO into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The craic will be ninety with these 4 bands: Sterenn le Guillou & Enora Jegou (voices of Brittany) , Clément Le Goff & Titouan Gautier (traditional Breton music) , The Klandestins ( fusion / balfolk) and Tamm Tan Daouad (traditional Breton music). Traditional Crêpes will be served on our special billigs from Brittany!

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that following the success of this year’s classes a further Welsh language class, 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 studied the first ten lessons of 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 course book to be used will be the Cwrs Mynediad (South Wales version), which is available for purchase 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 30th 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.

The S4C current affairs discussion programme ‘Y Byd yn ei Le’ will be visiting Dublin next Monday and Tuesday, 25 & 26 March, to hear the opinion of people in Ireland on Brexit.  They are looking for Welsh speakers in the city who would be interested in taking part.   If you have an interest in getting involved, please contact Guto Llewelyn via email on guto.llewelyn@itv.com or by phone on +44-734-2071292.    He would be grateful for any assistance that you can give.

Bydd rhaglen materion cyfoes S4C ‘Y Byd yn ei Le’ yn ymweld â Dulyn ddydd Llun a dydd Mawrth nesaf, 25 a 26 Mawrth, i glywed barn pobl yn Iwerddon ar Brexit. Maent yn chwilio am siaradwyr Cymraeg yn y ddinas a fyddai â diddordeb mewn cymryd rhan. Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn cymryd rhan, cysylltwch â Guto Llewelyn trwy e-bost ar guto.llewelyn@itv.com neu dros y ffôn ar + 44-734-2071292. Byddai’n ddiolchgar am unrhyw gymorth y gallwch ei roi.


We will be meeting at Doheny & Nesbitts, Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 2 on Saturday afternoon 16 March to watch Wales’ Grand Slam match against Ireland in the 2019 Six Nations.  Kick-off is at 2.45pm.  We have a private room upstairs reserved for our use, so come along to cheer on the team with fellow Welshmen/women.

Byddwn yn cyfarfod yn Doheny & Nesbitts, Upper Baggot Street, Dulyn 2 ar brynhawn Sadwrn 16 Mawrth i wylio gêm Gamp Lawn Cymru yn erbyn Iwerddon ym mhencampwriaeth 2019 y Chwe Gwlad. Mae’r gêm yn dechrau am 2.45pm. Mae ystafell breifat i fyny’r grisiau wedi ei neilltuo ar ein cyfer, felly dewch draw i gefnogi’r tîm gyda’ch cyd-Gymry.


The Welsh-language TV channel S4C’s next programme in their hymn-singing series ‘Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol’ , to be broadcast at 7.30pm next Sunday March 17th, will be coming from Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  One of the items is a discussion between the presenter Ryland Teifi (another Welshman living in Ireland) and Draig Werdd committee member Geraint Waters about the old Welsh chapel in Talbot Street, Dublin.  This takes place upstairs inside the old building and covers some of the history of the building and the efforts of the society to preserve it and commemorate its use as a Welsh chapel and centre of the Welsh community in Dublin for 100 years.

If you are unable to receive S4C programmes, you can watch it live or catch up later on https://www.s4c.cymru/clic.

Bydd rhaglen nesaf S4C yn eu cyfres canu emynau ‘Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol’, i’w darlledu am 7.30pm ddydd Sul nesaf 17 Mawrth, yn dod o Iwerddon i ddathlu Dydd Gŵyl Padrig. Un o’r eitemau yw trafodaeth rhwng y cyflwynydd Ryland Teifi (Cymro arall sy’n byw yn Iwerddon) ac aelod o bwyllgor Draig Werdd, Geraint Waters, am yr hen gapel Cymraeg yn Talbot Street, Dulyn. Mae hyn yn digwydd i fyny’r grisiau y tu mewn i’r hen adeilad ac yn cwmpasu rhywfaint o hanes yr adeilad ac ymdrechion y gymdeithas i’w gwarchod ac i goffáu ei ddefnydd fel capel a chanolfan y gymuned Gymreig yn Nulyn am 100 mlynedd.

Os na allwch chi dderbyn rhaglenni S4C, gallwch ei wylio’n fyw neu ddal i fyny yn ddiweddarach ar https://www.s4c.cymru/clic.