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The Robinson family are from Kingston Upon Thames near London – mam Bronwen and her son Tomos. Tomos, who’s in his early thirties now lives in Newcastle. Wales and the Welsh language are in their blood. Even though Bronwen was born in England, she grew up hearing Welsh at home and spent the second half […]

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The situation is being reviewed regularly to comply with Welsh Government requirements. Some of our staff are continuing to work, but only receiving phone and email enquiries (the office is not open to the public). The best way of contacting us is via email: post@nantgwrtheyrn.org Our gates and footpaths are open for walkers travelling within […]

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Like thousands of people across the county, Melanie Cargill has been working from home for over a year. Mel was worried about the effect it was having on her Welsh language skills; not being able to chat and practice with colleagues in the office. She worried about losing what she has gained in terms of […]

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Caffi Meinir will open for takeaway service on 23 and 24 April. Delicious, home-cooked meals cooked by our talented Chef! See the full menu here You can also get takeaway hot drinks, cake, soup and sandwiches as you go for a walk between 12 – 4pm on Saturday 17 April and Sunday 18 April. Takeaway […]

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Caffi Meinir at Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen is looking for the following people to join our team. Full time staff We are looking for a full-time chef to work alongside our head chef. Must have previous experience but more importantly we want to hear from someone with a passion for home cooked food, flair and the […]

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In 1975 the old barn next door to Tŷ Hen farm (the ruin which can be seen to the left of Caffi Meinir today) was nothing more than a pile of stone. Income was scarce and desperately needed to develop the site, so the Trustees decided to open a small Café – Caffi Meinir. The [...]
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Janet Watkin is originally a home counties girl. Her story with the Welsh language began when she spent some time as a student in Glangwili Hospital where she met her future husband. She decided that she wanted to speak Welsh with her children from the start. She had attended a Cwrs Carlam in Aberystwyth in […]

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During the pandemic, the Trustees have continued to meet regularly, taking advantage of Zoom. Indeed, the normal pattern of quarterly meetings has been increased to bi-monthly to allow full scrutiny of the situation as Government guidelines have changed. Individual trustees have continued to provide input during this time in terms of financial oversight and planning […]

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Christmas arrangement 2020 With new restriction coming into force in Wales from 20/12/2020, we are required to close the site for a while. The situation will be reviewed regularly to comply with Welsh Government requirements. The site will close on 24/12/2020 until 04/01/2021. If you have any (urgent only) enquiries during these dates you can contact […]

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A message from our Chair, Huw Jones on behalf of the Trust At the time of writing, the effect of the coronavirus is as bad as ever. At present, unfortunately, many of the services at Nant Gwrtheyrn (including Caffi Meinir) remain closed as a result. But there is hope – thankfully the vaccine has arrived […]

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The Work Welsh programme will be returning to Nant Gwrtheyrn in its new digital format for 2021. The aim of the scheme, developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, is to strengthen workers Welsh skills in workplaces right across Wales by offering a verity of Learn Welsh courses that are fully funded by the […]

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Are you thinking about celebrating between December and February? Looking for a safe and private venue? We might be able to help. We’re offering a tailored package for small and special celebrations. Which includes advice and support from our experienced staff to make sure you have the perfect celebration. Contact us for more details and […]

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Getting into Welsh via distance-learning is a term that has become all the more familiar in 2020 as virtual online courses have taken over from the more traditional classroom learning method. One of the main advantages of being able to learn from a distance is that Nant Gwrtheyrn courses are now accessible to anyone, from […]

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Hunaniaith: Gwynedd’s Language Initiative and the Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre have joined forces for the first time to hold a virtual festival to celebrate the Welsh language, and everything is for free. Gŵyl NantIaith will be held on Saturday 31 October on AM (Am bob dim) – a Welsh language digital platform. […]

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We are offering three nights for the price of two. You get 1 night FOR FREE! The offer is available from 19/10/2020 – 31/10/2020. See more details about our accommodation here. To book email us – post@nantgwrtheyrn.org or call us on 01758750334. This offer is subject to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact us to discuss.

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We’re delighted to announce that the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust is now part of Amazon Smile’s charity list. Amazon Smile is operated by Amazon, offering the same products, features and prices. Your shopping experience stays the same; the only difference is that every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity. Amazon automatically [...]
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We’re delighted to announce that a second edition of Dr Carl Clowes’ popular book ‘Nant Gwrtheyrn – Rebirth of the Lost Village’ has been published. In this latest volume, Dr Clowes updates us on the developments at Nant Gwrtheyrn since the first publication in 2008. As well as outlining the rich history of the area, […]

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Diolch yn fawr to everyone who took part in our creative writing competition. We had an amazing response, with lots of entries received. The standard was exceptionally high. The task was to write a creative piece inspired by one of three pictures associated with Nant Gwrtheyrn. Judge Myrddin ap Dafydd selected a winner from each […]

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A tribute to the late John Hume by Dr Carl Clowes With the death of John Hume, we have lost not only a politician of stature but also an enthusiastic supporter of lesser used languages. John established the Social Democratic Labour Party and in 1998 won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in northern […]

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Like all other establishments that are used to welcoming visitors, we are conscious of the need to strike a balance between our wish to do this, and our duties to protect our staff and the local community, and to do everything we can to protect people’s safety, whilst this virus is still amongst us. This […]

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Learners, it’s competition time! Are you learning Welsh? Do you enjoy writing? Maybe this period has inspired you to be creative? We’re launching a special competition for Welsh learners of all levels, which will be judged by Welsh writer and bard, Myrddin ap Dafydd. To win a voucher worth £50 to spend at Nant Gwrtheyrn, […]

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Have you visited our Visitor Centre and noticed the striking black and white image of a young couple’s wedding on the wall in front of you? Have you ever wondered who they are and what’s the story behind the image? Well, here it is…. Bryn and Gwenan Jones got married at the Nant on 25 [...]
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We are proud to be part of a new national scheme introduced by the National Centre for Learning Welsh to teach Welsh to thousands of adults. New national ‘blended learning’ courses, which combine tutor-led distance learning on video conferencing platforms with independent online study, have attracted 1,300 beginners. The free, 10-week courses started last week, […]

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Despite the Nant being closed and Welsh language courses postponed, the Education Team are busy testing out new ways of learning and supporting learners, continuing to work work towards the goal of creating one million Welsh speakers. Rhodri Evans, Nant Gwrtheyrn’s Education Manager explains: “Since mid-April, the team has been testing an online one-to-one service […]

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Taking part or putting together a quiz has become the nation’s number one hobby, with families and friends keeping in touch, entertaining (and arguing!) with one another over a quiz. We will be uploading a weekly quiz here – all to do with Nant Gwrtheyrn. Enjoy Rhys a Meinir quiz Rhys a Meinir quiz answers […]

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Read Nant Gwrtheyrn’s most famous folks tale here. Learning Welsh? Listen to the folks tale being read by Llinos on our YouTube channel. This is a Welsh language resource pack. Click here to open.

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