Holyhead all set for 2017 Eisteddfod Proclamation

23 June 2016

Hundreds of local dignitaries and volunteers will join the Gorsedd of the Bards to walk through Holyhead town centre on Saturday afternoon, as Anglesey welcomes the 2017 National Eisteddfod to the county. 

The Proclamation Ceremony must be held at least a year and a day before the start of the Eisteddfod.

The procession sets off from Holyhead High School at 14.00 and follows the road through the town and back to Holyhead Park by 15.00 for the ceremony itself.  This year’s ceremony starts with the enthronement of the new Archdruid, with Geraint Llifon taking over from Christine James, who served as the first female Archdruid.

Chairman of the local Executive Committee, Derec Llwyd Morgan, will present the first copy of the 2017 List of Competitions to the Archdruid, and the List will then be available to buy, in Holyhead, online and in bookshops across the whole of Wales.

Menter Iaith Môn has organised a schedule of performances on the open air stage in Market Street, and local groups and artists will be entertaining visitors throughout the day:


Gwen Elin


Côr Plant Mathafarn


Ioan Jordan


Siân Miriam


Erin Telford & Glesni Rhys


Elain Rhys


Steffan Lloyd Owen




 Y Brodyr Magee

​All are welcome to watch the Proclamation Ceremony in Holyhead Park at 15.00.

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod is held in Bodedern from 4-12 August 2017.  For more information go to www.eisteddfod.wales.