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Welcome back! Caffi Meinir is offering up to £10 off per person on your food and non-alcoholic drinks during August. The offer is available Monday – Wednesday every week during August. The Café is open daily between 11am – 6pm.  Please read our process and guidance before you visit to ensure everyone’s safety. Come in, […]

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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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As we approach Easter, a region wide press release has been released by Gwynedd Council once again urging visitors to stay away from the area: As we approach Easter, some of the key organisations in North Wales have come together to urge people to only make essential journeys and not to visit the region to […]

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Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wales, and further to the announcement we made in March, we’ve decided to postpone the following courses: Level Code Start date End date Sylfaen C2011 24/4/2020 26/4/2020 Canolradd C2012 27/4/2020 1/5/2020 Uwch 1 C2013 18/5/2020 22/5/2020 Sylfaen C2014 18/5/2020 22/5/2020 Blasu C2015 […]

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Despite the site being closed, some of our staff members are working from home and are here to answer your queries and help in any way they can. You can contact us by phone, email, the website or social media. PHONE: 01758 750334 or call Mair directly:  01758 750900 E-MAIL: General: post@nantgwrtheyrn.org Accommodation enquiries: llety@nantgwrtheyrn.org […]

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We are living through a time unlike anything any of us has seen before. Nant Gwrtheyrn, like all other bodies, companies and organizations, has had to think deeply about what to do day to day and week to week, as the situation changes and new advice or rules are set by Government. The Nant’s Board […]

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Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Wales, we’ve decided to postpone our education provision until 20 April 2020. This decision effects the following courses: Level Code Start date End date Uwch 2 C2007 30/3/2020 3/4/2020 Mynediad 1 C2008 23/3/2020 27/3/2020 Mynediad 2 C2009 30/3/2020 3/4/2020 Gloywi C2010 6/4/2020 […]

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Like all institutions in Wales, we’re following the advice and updates from Public Health Wales and Welsh Government regarding COVID-19. If there’s a need to cancel events at the Nant as a result of changes to that advice, we will immediately inform our customers and will make every effort to rearrange those events when the […]

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We are proud to be using a new local coffee brand, Ffa Da at Caffi Meinir. Ffa Da is a freshly roasted speciality coffee, produced on the north Wales coastline, fully accredited by the SCA (Speciality Coffee Association). Ffa Da, which means ‘good beans’ in Welsh is based in Llandanwg, Harlech a stone’s throw from […]

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A huge congratulations to Blair Wallace, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Learner of the Year 2020. Blair is originally from Aberdeen and has spent time with us here at the Nant learning Welsh. It was our pleasure to sponsor the award, to attend the award ceremony last night and to meet all the inspirational learners […]

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We love hearing about our student’s various hobbies, especially when they are able to continue with their activities during their week of learning with us. Louise Bastock spent a week here on a Work Welsh course in January. Not only did she enjoy the learning experience, which has given her the confidence to speak Welsh [...]
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2020 is going to be another busy year! Various building projects are underway during the winter, including fitting a new roof on the office and improvement to The Plas. Look out for some other exciting developments in the new year…. Four new managers have been appointed, two have already started: Denise Picot – Catering Manager […]

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As another year at Nant Gwrtheyrn draws to an end, we look forward to the days getting longer and look back at a busy autumn which included some breath-taking autumnal sunsets.

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The office will close on 24 December 2019 and will re-open 2 January 2020. You can see the Café opening times over the Christmas period here.
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Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas fair this year. The day was a great success, with hundreds of people getting into the Christmas spirit. A special thanks to Pwllheli Brass Band who entertained us during the day, to Berwyn bus company for transporting people up and down the hill and also to […]

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Our programme for 2020 courses was launched at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. View them here. The students that have been here with us over the autumn have enjoyed a range of experiences, from a trip to Plas yn Rhiw to enjoying a drink in front of the fire at the Whitehall, Pwllheli. Our advanced […]

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A huge thank you to all the organisers and supporters of the Rhys a Meinir race – it was a fantastic day with lots of runners taking part. Thank you to all the local businesses for their kind prize donations – Fwyd, Tanners Wines, Cigoedd y Llain Harlech Foodservice, Ffrwythau DJ Fruit, Poblado Coffi and […]

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Eluned Morgan, the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, visited Nant Gwrtheyrn, The Welsh Language Centre During her visit Eluned Morgan had the opportunity to witness the challenges as well as the key work that the Centre does in relation to increasing the number of Welsh speakers as well as raising awareness of […]

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The singer James Blunt filmed his latest music video here in September for his new song: Our staff were more interested in another celebrity who was filming a TV programme in the hall on the same day – Rhys Meirion!
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The Summer has finally arrived and there is no better place to enjoy this warm weather than here in the peace and tranquillity of the Nant. It is great to see so many people enjoying the view and the sunshine from the terrace every lunchtime. It was a pleasure to welcome so many Higher-level learners […]

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