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Have you been over to see Meinir Cafe and its new look yet? Come please, it’s worth seeing! It was nice to see so many comeing down here during the Easter holidays this year. Remember that the Heritage Centre, the Quarryman’s Cottage and the Cafe is open between 10am and 4pm each day A conference […]

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Close collaboration between Nant Gwrtheyrn and Cardiff University over the last three years has come to fruition with the launch of ‘e – nant’, a package of digital resources for Nant Gwrtheyrn’s Entry level learners. The official launch took place at Nant Gwrtheyrn on Friday the 6th of March. Current learners at Nant Gwrtheyrn attended […]

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It is a pleasure to welcome Eleri Llewelyn Morris to her new role as Senior Tutor. Eleri has tutored occasionally in the Nant for years and her experience and enthusiasm is a great asset to the centre. Although no lessons are held during January, the education department has been busy over the past few weeks […]

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Happy New Year from everyone here at Nant! We hope you enjoyed the celebrations in recent weeks. There has been much celebration here at Nant on New Year’s Eve, once again this year. After a delicious banquet, the versatile Dilwyn Morgan entertained the audience with his witty humour. And of course, there were excellent performances […]

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Look out for the latest series of the show starting Wednesday June 11th 2014, at 8pm on S4C. Follow the 8 celebrities on their learning journey over the week. The winner will enjoy a residential course here at the Nant. How will they adjust to life on the Llyn Peninsula? Will there be tears of […]

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A fun filled afternoon of activities was held at Nant Gwrtheyrn on Sunday, June 30th. The Jamboree consisted of live music from Band Arall and Plu as well as appearances from well known characters such as Jac y Jwc, Captain Hook and Fireman Sam. Children were entertained throughout the afternoon by face painters and learned […]

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The Swansea-born actess, Melanie Walters, of Gavin and Stacey fame, has been able to continue her study of the Welsh language by attending Nant Gwrtheyrn, the national Welsh language residential centre. She came to the centre as a prize for winning the popular S4C TV programme, cariad@iaith / love4language in 2011. This takes her one […]

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March 17th 2011 marked a historic date for Nant Gwrtheyrn as this former quarry village was officially re-opened after a £5m renovation. Nant Gwrtheyrn, which has been transformed into a Welsh Language Centre has undergone three years of transformation into a unique tourism hub, with four-star accommodation, a new road, function room and displays. Speaking […]

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The old quarrying village of Nant Gwrtheyrn is mainly known today as a residential centre for Welsh learners. Since 1982 over 25,000 Welsh learners have taken advantage of the opportunity to learn Welsh in this unique location in the Llyn peninsula. But recently one of the houses was opened as a “Quarryman’s Cottage” to show […]

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On Monday, October 4th 2010, The Queen of Lesotho, Masenate Seeiso, visited Nant Gwrtheyrn. The aim of Her Majesty’s visit was to celebrate 25 years since establishing Dolen Cymru. This charity has made important links between Wales and Lesotho in education, healthcare, civil service and government by fostering new skills and making a real difference […]

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30 years ago, heroic efforts were made which succeeded in changing the Nant from a completely derelict village into a Centre for learning Welsh. “Byw fyddi Nant Gwrtheyrn – Nant Gwrtheyrn, you will live again” – was the slogan which fired the imagination. And indeed, the dream was realised. Thanks to the support of organisations, […]

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The new road to Nant Gwrtheyrn was opened officially by Ieuan Wyn Jones, AM, Deputy First Minister on Monday 17th March 2008.The improvements included widening the hairpin corners, removal of the rock face in narrow sections of the road, construction of passing places , the building of stone walls and the installation of innovative wood [...]
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With a new season at the Centre underway, ‘Nant’ welcomes Huw Jones, former Chief executive of S4C to the Board of Trustees. Welcoming several new developments for 2007 following January’s Board meeting, Jeff Williams Jones, Nant Gwrtheyrn’s Chairman said “with a committed core team of staff, the appointment of a Chief Tutor, the re-appointment of […]

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Exhibition launch and giving visitors a chance to get their tongue around the Welsh Language On Friday, 21 July 2006, at 6pm, Hywel Williams MP will be launching the Environment and Language art exhibition at Nant Gwrtheyrn Heritage Centre. The exhibition has been organised by Nant Gwrtheyrn and Plas Glyn y Weddw Art Gallery, Llanbedrog, […]

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Celebrating Dewi, Patron Saint of Wales From February 27th onwards, Nant Gwrtheyrn will host a series of poetry workshops for primary schools (Key Stage 2) celebrating Saint David’s Day. The children will retrace the steps of the Saints along one section of the Pilgrim’s Way from Clynnog Church to Pistyll Church – both very different […]

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From January 23rd Nant Gwrtheyrn will be hosting a series of lively art workshops for primary schools celebrating Saint Dwynwen’s day. To commemorate the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers, school children from Gwynedd will be inspired by one of Wales’ well-known artists, Catrin Williams from Pwllheli. The children will create abstract pictures and monoprints themed […]

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Seven days full of Christmas spirit, aimed at primary school children, will be held at Nant Gwrtheyrn over the next two weeks. The whole day of activities concentrates on how our Welsh forefathers would have celebrated Christmas. Jên Glyn, Grey Evans and Edward Morris Jones will be telling traditional Christmas stories, playing traditional games and […]

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