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Welcome to the 2019 Eisteddfod news page.

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August 2019
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13 August 2019

Thank you for a wonderful week in Conwy County

Speaking at the end of the Conwy County National Eisteddfod drew to a close, Chief Executive, Betsan Moses, spoke of the success of this year’s festival held on the outskirts of Llanrwst.
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11 August 2019

10 August results

Unawd Lieder / Cân Gelf 25 oed a throsodd (46)
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10 August 2019

Dylan Jones named as 2019 Eisteddfod Honorary President

The Conwy County National Eisteddfod Honorary President is journalist and presenter, Dylan Jones.
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10 August 2019

9 August evening results

Côr Cymysg (29)
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9 August 2019

9 August results

Côr Alaw Werin (1)
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9 August 2019

Jim Parc Nest wins the Conwy County Eisteddfod Chair

A very familiar face stood as the Corn Gwlad heralded across the packed Pavilion as Jim Parc Nest (T James Jones) was chaired at this year’s final Gorsedd ceremony.
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9 August 2019

Ashok Ahir elected president of the National Eisteddfod Court and Management Board

Ashok Ahir was today (9 August) elected President of the National Eisteddfod Court and Chair of the Eisteddfod Management Board.
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9 August 2019

EISTEDDFOD MAES B AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S CAMPSITE CLOSED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER

Following discussions with our key partners, Conwy Council, North Wales Police, and Natural Resources Wales, organisers
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9 August 2019

Gareth Evans-Jones wins the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Drama Medal

Gareth Evans-Jones, from Traeth Bychan near Marian-glas, Anglesey, wins this year’s Drama Medal.
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8 August 2019

8 August results

Triawd neu Bedwarawd Cerdd Dant (19)
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8 August 2019

Gig y Pafiliwn

Club music and classical instrumentation come together for an unforgettable evening as the Eisteddfod now legendary night ‘Gig y Pafiliwn’ pays homage to club and pop culture.   
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8 August 2019

Twm Elias receives this year's Science Medal

This year’s National Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal is awarded to Twm Elias, Nebo, Gwynedd, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh. 
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7 August 2019

Changes to parking from Thursday onwards

This evening, Eisteddfod organisers announced changes to the parking arrangements for visitors travelling to the Llanrwst area from the north east.
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7 August 2019

Fiona Collins is the Welsh Learner of the Year

This year’s Welsh Learner of the Year is Fiona Collins.  
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7 August 2019

Rhiannon Ifans wins the Prose Medal

Rhiannon Ifans wins the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Prose Medal in a competition which attracted 18 competitors.
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7 August 2019

No winner in the Musicians Medal competition

Today, it was announced that there was no winner for the Musicians’ Medal at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod.
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7 August 2019

7 August results

Deuawd Cerdd Dant 21 oed a throsodd (20)
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7 August 2019

Te yn y Grug Songbook

Although tickets for Eisteddfod show, Te yn y Grug, sold out within hours, performers across the whole of Wales and beyond will soon be able to enjoy the songs once again, as the Te yn y Grug songbook will be available to buy in the autumn.
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6 August 2019

Guto Dafydd wins the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize

Guto Dafydd is the winner of this year’s Daniel Owen Memorial Medal, presented at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage today.
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6 August 2019

6 August results

Unawd Alaw Werin 16 ac o dan 21 oed (5)
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5 August 2019

5 August Results

Parti Alaw Werin dan 25 oed (3) 1.  Aelwyd Chwilog 
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5 August 2019

Guto Dafydd wins the Eisteddfod Crown

Guto Dafydd is the winner of the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Crown.  
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5 August 2019

Organisers urge Eisteddfod traffic to avoid Betws-y-Coed

Eisteddfod officials have appealed to motorists not to drive through Betws-y-Coed to reach the site in Llanrwst.
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5 August 2019

Falyri Jenkins wins the Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial, 2019

Falyri Jenkins from Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion, is the winner of this year’s Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal.  
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4 August 2019

4 August Results

Unawd Alaw Werin dan 12 oed (7)
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4 August 2019

Eisteddfod Golf competition set to be great success

Once again, the National Eisteddfod’s annual Golf Competition looks set to be a great success, with this year event marking the 34th time the competition has been held.
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4 August 2019

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Eisteddfod Maes in the evening
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4 August 2019

The Eisteddfod Maes in the Evening

Remember you have to be on the Maes by 21:00 if you are coming to enjoy Bryn Fôn's gig on Llwyfan y Maes this evening
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4 August 2019

Nia Wyn Jones is the Wales and the World President

Nia Wyn Jones is this year's Wales and the World President
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3 August 2019

Saturday 3 August Results

Bandiau Pres Dosbarth 2 (13)
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3 August 2019

AGORA - A brand new artistic installation on the Eisteddfod Maes

Marc Rees, the internationally renowned art installation and performance creator and curator is leading the AGORA team.&nb
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3 August 2019

Eisteddfod scholarship boost to local young artist

An artist living on the Eisteddfod’s doorstep has been awarded the festival’s prestigious Young Artist Scholarship. The £1,500, given buy the Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, was awarded to a multi-disciplinary artist from Dolgarrog
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3 August 2019

Refugees motivate Gold Medal winner

Gold foil emergency blankets printed with traditional Welsh bedcover patterns have won the Conwy County 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales Gold Medal for Fine Art
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3 August 2019

Conwy coast inspires winning ceramics

A collection of rugged ceramics inspired by the Conwy estuary and nearby beaches has won a local artist the Gold Medal for Craft and Design at the National Eiseddfod of Wales held at Llanrwst
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2 August 2019

Guidance for visitors to the Eisteddfod

With the Eisteddfod starting on Saturday morning, the organisers and North Wales Police are urging visitors to follow the
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July 2019
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31 July 2019

Original commissions and premiers dominate festival programme

This year’s National Eisteddfod is fulfilling its ambition to create innovative work with a line-up that includes no fewer than 21 new commissions, 12 premiers and 11 book launches.
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24 July 2019

Come and discover the Science and Technology Village

Discovering is the main theme at this year’s Science and Technology Village on the Eisteddfod Maes in Conwy County
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23 July 2019

Accessibility at the Eisteddfod

With less than two weeks to go until the Eisteddfod, organisers have announced accessibility details for this year's festival
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22 July 2019

Plenty of comedy on the Eisteddfod Maes

Once again this year, comedy will feature prominently at the Eisteddfod, with the Comedy Festival returning to various venues across the Maes
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18 July 2019

Drivers advised to plan ahead due to special traffic measures in the Conwy Valley

The National Eisteddfod is appealing to local people in the Conwy Valley to plan ahead carefully for travel during the week of the event (3-10 August)
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4 July 2019

Shortlist announced for the National Eisteddfod of Wales' Gold Medal for Architecture

Two primary schools, a cancer support centre, a museum gallery and workshop, a cultural community resource centre, a creative and digital industries hub and a  private residence are in the running for the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture
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4 July 2019

Appeal to protect Llanrwst from traffic gridlock this August

The organisers of the National Eisteddfod and North Wales Police are urging the public to follow special directions to reach this year’s event at Llanrwst in order to avoid causing serious traffic jams in the area.
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June 2019
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26 June 2019

Calling North Wales - We Need Your Doors

Do you have an old wooden door going spare?  Are you planning a trip to the tip with a door in the near future?  
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25 June 2019

Last Chance to Buy Eisteddfod Early Bird Tickets

There’s only a few days left to buy your Eisteddfod early bird tickets, as the scheme closes at midnight on Sunday night.
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25 June 2019

Dylan Jones named as 2019 Eisteddfod Honorary President

Today, the National Eisteddfod announced that the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Honorary President is journalist and presenter, Dylan Jones
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24 June 2019

National Eisteddfod Announces 2019 Wales and the World President

Today, the National Eisteddfod announced that Nia Wyn Jones from Aberdeen, Scotland is this year’s Wales and the World President.
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18 June 2019

Magical Production to Open 2019 National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod Pavilion on the outskirts of Llanrwst will be transformed into a magical and marvellous world for this year’s opening production.
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17 June 2019

Gorsedd full for the Chairing

The number of applications from Gorsedd members to be part of the Chairing ceremony at this year’s Eisteddfod means that the Pavilion stage is full, and registrations for the Friday afternoon session are now closed.
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14 June 2019

Launch of Conwy County National Eisteddfod Schools Pack

With the National Eisteddfod in Conwy County fast approaching, the Eisteddfod and Conwy Borough Council’s Welsh Language Advisory Team have been working together on a project with schools across the county.
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13 June 2019

Crown and Chair Presented to Eisteddfod Committee

Tonight (13 June), both the Conwy County National Eisteddfod’s Crown and Chair are presented to the festival’s Executive Committee, at a special ceremony in Oriel Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst.
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10 June 2019

Cyfle i gael blas ar gelf a chrefft yn Sir Conwy

Are you fascinated by fabric printing?  Would you be delighted by décor textiles?  Or could you take pride in your pastel painting?  If so, the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Visual Arts Committee may be able to help you!
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7 June 2019

2019 Conwy County Eisteddfod Public Meeting

The National Eisteddfod is coming to Llanrwst in August – Europe’s largest cultural festival on your do
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6 June 2019

Conwy County National Eisteddfod evening tickets go on sale

With under two months to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod, organisers have announced details of the evening shows and performances on the Maes this year.  
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May 2019
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13 May 2019

Eisteddfod confirms 2019 site in Llanrwst

The National Eisteddfod has announced its revised plans for the site of the 2019 event this August - confirming tha
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12 May 2019

Final four announced for this year's Welsh Learner of the Year

Four competitors were last night announced as the finalists of the Welsh Learner of the Year competition, following a full day of activities and interviews at Llandudno’s Oriel Mostyn. 
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9 May 2019

GORSEDD HONOURS FOR 2019 EISTEDDFOD ANNOUNCED

Today (9 May), the names of those to be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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April 2019
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28 April 2019

Eisteddfod announces programme of arts and crafts courses in Conwy

Over the weekend, a series of craft and artmaking courses will start in the Conwy area to raise funds towards this year’s Conwy County National Eisteddfod.  
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27 April 2019

Days to go before Eisteddfod closing date

If you’re still thinking about competing at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Conwy County, there’s only a few days left to organise your entry and complete the process.
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24 April 2019

Eisteddfod's groundbreaking evening programme pushes boundaries

New commissions, ambitious shows and plenty of old favourites to enjoy; this is what’s on offer in the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Pavilion evening programme.  
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17 April 2019

2019 Eisteddfod stage competitions deadline approaches

There’s only two weeks to go before the closing date for the Conwy County National Eisteddfod stage competitions, and this is the final opportunity to encourage individuals, groups, bands and choirs to take part.
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13 April 2019

Efforts continue to adapt site planning for a Llanrwst Eisteddfod in 2019

The Eisteddfod’s Chief Executive has said that she remains hopeful that it will be possible to hold the 2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley.
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13 April 2019

Falyri Jenkins wins the Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal

Falyri Jenkins from Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion, is the winner of this year’s Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal.  
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13 April 2019

Twm Elias to receive the 2019 Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal

This year’s National Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal is awarded to Twm Elias, Nebo, Gwynedd, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh.  
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March 2019
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28 March 2019

Call for actors to audition for the opening show 'Y Tylwyth'

The National Eisteddfod would like to invite Welsh speaking actors to audition for roles for a forthcoming show ‘Y
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28 March 2019

Eisteddfod compositions closing date

Next Monday (1 April) is the closing date for the Conwy County National Eisteddfod’s composition competitions.  
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22 March 2019

Changes to the National Eisteddfod 2019 site in Llanrwst following safety concerns

The National Eisteddfod has announced it is planning changes to the site of this year’s event in Llanrwst, Conwy Cou
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13 March 2019

Under Rogers Jones’ hammer – Eisteddfod art for auction

The supporters of the Conwy County 2918 National Eisteddfod of Wales have struck on a new way of raising funds for the f
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11 March 2019

Advice on how to benefit from the Eisteddfod's visit

With the tourism and hospitality sectors among the most important in the Conwy County area, representatives from both sectors are invited to a free presentation to find out how they can benefit from the National Eisteddfod’s visit later this year.
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6 March 2019

Rhondda Cynon Taf to play host to National Eisteddfod in 2022

Rhondda Cynon Taf has been confirmed as the 2022 location for the National Eisteddfod for Wales.
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January 2019
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24 January 2019

Expression of Interest: Event Security Contract

The National Eisteddfod of Wales will this year be held near Llanrwst, Conwy on the 2 – 10th of August 2019.
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October 2018
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1 October 2018

Two months to go before 2019 Eisteddfod first closing date

It’s hard to believe that the first closing date for next year’s Conwy County National Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
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September 2018
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27 September 2018

2019 Eisteddfod Choir details announced

The Conwy County National Eisteddfod Choir will be officially launched at 19:30, on Thursday evening 11 October, in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.
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July 2018
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9 July 2018

Delight at success of Eisteddfod Proclamation

The Conwy County Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival was held in Conwy over the weekend, and proved to be a great success, according to organisers.
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7 July 2018

Myrddin ap Dafydd elected Archdruid

Today (7 July), the Gorsedd of the Bards announced that Myrddin ap Dafydd will officiate as the Archdruid for the period from 2019-22.
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2 July 2018

Conwy ready for 2019 Eisteddfod Proclamation

Hundreds of local dignitaries and volunteers will join the Gorsedd of the Bards to walk through Conwy town centre on Saturday afternoon, as Conwy County welcomes the 2019 National Eisteddfod.  
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June 2018
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22 June 2018

Conwy County Eisteddfod Honorary Presidents

The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce the names of those who have been invited to serve as Honorary Presidents at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod next year.
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19 June 2018

2019 Eisteddfod Proclamation fast approaching

With just over two weeks to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival, people across the county are busily preparing for a memorable day.
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15 June 2018

Te yn y Grug Music Project

With less than a month to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony, organisers have announced details of an exciting new project which will be held over the next year, as the area prepares for the Eisteddfod’s visit in 2019.
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November 2017
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25 November 2017

National Eisteddfod Council celebrates success and looks to the future

At today’s Council meeting in Aberystwyth, the National Eisteddfod announced that the 2019 festival will be held in Llanrwst.
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1 November 2017

Strong team to lead the Eisteddfod in Conwy County

With less than two years to go until the National Eisteddfod is held in Conwy County in August 2019, last weekend saw the four officials who will lead the work over the coming months elected.
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October 2017
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12 October 2017

Two hundred at 2019 Eisteddfod public meeting

Over two hundred people from Conwy County came together this evening (12 October) to welcome the announcement that the 2019 Eisteddfod will be held in the county.
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5 October 2017

2019 Eisteddfod Public Meeting

Remember to join us at the 2019 National Eisteddfod public meeting a week tonight!
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September 2017
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27 September 2017

2019 Eisteddfod Public Meeting to be held in Llanrwst

A public meeting will be held at the Glasdir Business and Conference Centre at 19:00 on Thursday 12 October, to welcome the Eisteddfod to the county of Conwy in two years time.
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