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 party 1/3/2019

Draig Werdd held a party in Dublin to celebrate St. David’s Day on Friday evening 1st March 2019 at the Dropping Well in Milltown, Dublin 6.  Among the many people in attendance was the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett.   With a very comfortable private room, food and drink (including Welsh cakes and bara brith), readings, spot prizes and singing led by members of Dublin Welsh choir, we had a very enjoyable and successful evening in celebration of our national day.   Here are some photos from the evening.

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.

St. David’s Dinner 2017

Our St. David’s Dinner 2017 was held on Saturday 4th March at the Hampton Hotel Dublin, with Welsh TV personality Huw Llywelyn Davies as guest speaker.   This turned out to be one of our most enjoyable St. David’s Day celebrations, thanks in no small part to Huw’s witty and entertaining speech after the dinner but also to the excellent facilities, food and service supplied by the hotel.   Thanks to committee members for organising the event and ensuring that all ran smoothly on the evening – another successful St.David’s Day celebration in Dublin.

Some photos of the evening are shown below.   Click on a thumbnail to enlarge any of the photos.   Go to our Archives page for photos from earlier St. David’s Day celebrations.


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.