Gorsedd Honours for 2017 Eisteddfod Announced

4 May 2017

Today (4 May), the names of those honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, have been announced.

These honours, presented annually, are an opportunity to recognise individuals from all parts of the country for their achievements and their commitment to Wales, the Welsh language and to their local communities across the whole of Wales.  This year’s individuals will be honoured at special ceremonies on the Eisteddfod Maes in Bodedern on Monday 7 August and Friday 11 August.

In line with the Gorsedd of the Bards’ arrangements for honouring new members, all new members enter the Gorsedd on the same level, irrespective of whether they are honoured into the Blue or Green robes.

Those who have succeeded in the fields of Law, Science, Sports, Journalism, Media, local / national activities become Honorary Druids – Blue robes - for their services to the nation. 

The Gorsedd also honours new members to the Green robes for their contribution to the arts. 

Those who have succeeded in the Gorsedd examination or are eligible because of their degree in literature, music, drama or art, also receive the Green robes, as will the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize every year and the winners of the Urdd Crown and Chair. 

Only the winners of the main competitions at the National Eisteddfod are honoured with White robes.

Click here to read the list.

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod is held in Bodedern from 4-12 August.  For more information go to www.eisteddfod.wales.