Hedd Wyn & Francis Ledwidge 23/06/2017 Kells

As part of the Hinterland Festival 2017, which is taking place in Kells, Ireland, from 22 to 25 June, Kells-based historian and broadcaster Myles Dungan (Irish Voices from the Great War), presenter of the RTÉ radio History Show, and poet and academic Nerys Williams (Sound Archive) will discuss the connections between Irish poet Francis Ledwidge and the Welsh lyric poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn), who were both killed on the same day (31 July 1917 – the first day of the battle of Passchendaele, the third battle of Ypres) and are both buried, a few yards apart, in Artillery Wood Cemetery in Belgium. For more information, go to www.hinterland.ie.

Date: Friday 23 June 2017, 1.30pm
Venue: Church of Ireland – Merriebelle Farm Stage, Kells, Co. Meath

Fel rhan o Ŵyl Hinterland 2017, sy’n cael ei chynnal yn Kells, Iwerddon, o 22-25 Mehefin, mae’r hanesydd a’r darlledwr Myles Dungan (Irish Voices from the Great War), cyflwynydd y Sioe Hanes ar radio RTÉ, a’r bardd ac academydd Nerys Williams (Sound Archive) yn trafod y cysylltiadau rhwng y bardd Gwyddelig Francis Ledwidge a’r bardd Cymreig Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn), a laddwyd ar yr un diwrnod (31 Gorffennaf, 1917 –  diwrnod cyntaf brwydr Passchendaele, y trydedd frwydr Ypres) ac sydd wedi eu claddu ychydig lathenni ar wahân, ym Mynwent Artillery Wood yng Ngwlad Belg. Am fwy o wybodaeth, ewch i www.hinterland.ie.

Dyddiad: Dydd Gwener 23 Mehefin 2017, 1.30yh.
Lleoliad: Eglwys Iwerddon – Merriebelle Farm Stage, Kells, Co. Meath

 

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