Welsh Diaspora Evening 10/3/2020

Draig Werdd, together with Global Wales Dublin, hosted a social evening on Tuesday 10th March as part of Wales Week Dublin, which took place from 9-13 March in the foyer of the CHQ building on Custom House Quay in Dublin.  Those present were able to socialise over food and drink and were entertained by music on the harp from Draig Werdd member Ann Jones Walsh and by the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir, with their conductor Brian Murphy and accompanist John Shera.   Poetry and prose readings in Welsh and English, some sample Welsh lessons and a talk from Global Welsh Dublin about their plans for the future were given during the evening in Dome Cymru, which had been erected as a venue for the events of Wales Week Dublin.

St. David’s Day reception in the National Museum of Ireland, 21/2/2019

The Welsh Government hosted a St. David’s Day reception in the rotunda of the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology on the evening of  Thursday February 21st 2019 to mark St. David’s Day and to launch a new partnership between the National Museums of Wales and Ireland.  In attendance were the directors of both museums as well as Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas AM representing the Welsh government, Sean Kyne, Irish government chief whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language and the British ambassador Robin Barnett.  Entertainment was provided by Gwyneth Glyn and Twm Morys from Wales.

Bray-Greystones walk June 25th 2016

One of our annual (or occasionally bi-annual) Draig Werdd walks was held on Saturday June 25th, 2016 when we walked the coastal path from Bray to Greystones.  The day turned out to be a very enjoyable one, with fine views over the Irish Sea and along the coastline, and a lot of opportunity to talk along the way, followed by more of the same over a cup of tea of something stronger in Greystones while watching Wales beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Euro 2016.

Some photos from the walk are shown below – click on a thumbnail to enlarge any of them.