Dyfodol at Sir Gâr Eisteddfod

Dyfodol had a successful week at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

Many thanks to all who came to our stall for a chat and to find out about what we have being achieving over the past year.

Here are a few highlights:

Myrddin ap Dafydd yn trafod y Gymraeg mewn Busnes ar y stondin

Myrddin ap Dafydd discussing the Welsh Language in Business on the stall

Cefin Campbell a Meirion Prys Jones ar ol cyflwyniad Cefin yng ngyfarfod Dyfodol ym Mhabell y Cymdeithasau

Cefin Campbell and Meirion Prys Jones after Cefin’s presentation in Dyfodol’s meeting in the Societies Tent

Ynyr Llwyd yn canu ar y stondin

Ynyr Llwyd singing on the stall

Trysorydd Dyfodol, Huw Edwards,  yn clirio ar ddiwedd yr eisteddfod

 Dyfodol’s Treasurer, Huw Edwards, clearing up at the end of the Eisteddfod



Welsh Language Centres


Dyfodol i’r Iaith has welcomed the Government’s announcement on funding to establish more Canolfannau Cymraeg – Welsh Language Centres.

Heini Gruffudd, Chair of Dyfodol i’r Iaith said, “Dyfodol i’r Iaith has argued for establishing Canolfannau Cymraeg across Wales, to give Welsh life a new focus in areas that are losing the language.”

“Canolfannau Cymraeg can provide a hub for people who are learning Welsh and can provide a Centre to hold entertainment events for young people and Welsh speakers.”

“There are already successful Canolfannau Cymraeg in Swansea and Merthyr. We are looking forward to see a chain of Canolfannau Cymraeg across Wales.”

“There are around 200 Language Centres in the Basque Country, and it is great to see the Government contributing positively to establish further Canolfannau Cymraeg in Wales.”

“We are looking forward to an exciting period when Welsh for Adults, the Mentrau Iaith, the Urdd, local authorities and volunteers come together to revitalise Welsh life in many parts of Wales.”

“Research undertaken at Swansea University into the contribution of Canolfannau Cymraeg to the experience of those learning Welsh has provided very positive evidence of their role.”

Five Aims Acheived

Five important steps have been taken to promote the Welsh language this year, according to Dyfodol i’r Iaith, the Welsh language lobby group.  Dyfodol i’r Iaith has held discussions in many fields, and this is starting to bear fruit, according to the Chair, Heini Gruffudd.

The five successes are:

  • Establishing  a National Entity for Welsh for Adults
  • Plans to establish four Welsh Centres in four towns in Wales
  • The possibility of two Welsh medium radio channels
  • Care Council for Wales’ resource  on using Welsh in social care
  • Carmarthenshire’s education policy, as part of a far reaching language policy for the county.

Heini Gruffudd, Chair of Dyfodol i’r Iaith, said “We have had a positive response from politicians and by many committees and bodies during the year, and it’s good to see that many of our suggestions are now being accepted.”

“All of the five steps involve extending the use of spoken Welsh and creating fair condition for acquiring new Welsh speakers.”

“It is crucial that those responsible for putting the five steps into practice do so effectively and with conviction, so that good operating models are established.”

During the next month we will concentrate on ensuring that Welsh is given proper recognition by the Planning Bill which is under consideration by the Government.”