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Welcome to Carmarthenshire

Welcome to Carmarthenshire

Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2023 has finally began and the whole of Carmarthenshire is delighted to welcome children, young people, families and friends from across Wales to Llandovery.

For information about the Urdd Eisteddfod, the town of Llandovery and getting there, please visit our designated Urdd Eisteddfod page.

Today, Monday 29 May, marks the first day of the week long youth-festival, and Carmarthenshire County Council is delighted to have a prominent presence on the Maes (field) of the Eisteddfod.

We have a jammed packed schedule of events tacking place at our stand all week.

Today, Monday, we will have a range of events taking place to suit all ages, including a Live Fitness class provided by Actif Sir Gâr, an interactive children’s show with Mewn Cymeriad and a youth performance by some of Carmarthenshire’s schools. 

100% Sir Gâr and supporting local businesses will be our theme of the day on Tuesday. Our stand will also focus on the various projects and initiatives around the county that are supported by the Shared Prosperity Fund. Visitors can also find out more about the Pentre Awel development at Delta Lakes in Llanelli, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the region.

Wednesday will see Carmarthenshire County Council promoting its Prosiect Carbon Zero Sir Gâr, which focusses on our vision to become a net zero authority and on the day to day actions that everyone can take to help combat the causes of climate change. 

On Thursday we will be launching our ambitious Welsh Language Promotion Strategy, which sets out the Council’s plans to take firm and confident action to increase the number of Welsh speakers in the county and maintaining the pride, use and confidence of our residents in the Welsh language. 

The launch event will be chaired by Meri Huws, former Welsh Language Commissioner and Chair of the Carmarthenshire Welsh Language Strategic Forum. 

Working in Carmarthenshire is Friday’s theme, with a specific focus on the Llwyddo’n Lleol project, which is partly funded by the Welsh Government through the Arfor Innovation Fund 2050.  The Arfor programme aims to deliver a range of strategic intervention aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, business growth, community resilience with a focus on the Welsh language within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

As the Urdd Eisteddfod draws to a close on the Saturday, Sir Gâr invites you back again to enjoy your summer holidays in our county. Tourism in Carmarthenshire will be the theme of the day and we have plenty to offer holiday makers, from our beaches, museums, cycling and walking routes to our theatres, country parks and markets, to name only a few.

Cllr. Darren Price, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council said: “Croeso cynnes i Sir Gâr –  a very warm welcome to Carmarthenshire! It is an honour to host this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod at Llandovery and to welcome children and young people from across Wales to participate in this unique and special festival.

“Carmarthenshire County Council is incredibly proud to contribute financially and culturally to the Urdd Eisteddfod 2023. I’m looking forward to the week ahead and encourage children, young people, families and friends from across Carmarthenshire to take the opportunity to visit the Eisteddfod at Llandovery this week.

“I am very pleased that the provision of free entry for families on a low income is available, as it will enable every family and child in Carmarthenshire to have the opportunity to experience the Urdd Eisteddfod.”