yn Gymraeg or in English
This is your
website to learn more about Wales and the Welsh language.
There’s information here about the history of Wales and also the
history of the Welsh language. You can find details about
learning Welsh and also a look at some gifts from Wales.
Lots of resources. Big Welsh challenge, Bitesize, Catchphrase
website to support and promote the Welsh Language. Learn Welsh
wherever you are, build confidence with lots of resources and
Welsh for Adults
Find a course to suit you
Welsh language hubs
Where you can learn and practice your Welsh, enjoy Welsh music,
gigs, walking trips and drama productions
Siop y Bont
Great resource for Welsh language course books, Welsh language
books for adults and children.
Also stock a vast
range of Welsh greetings cards, Welsh DVD's, Cd's and CD-Roms
and a large selection of coal, slate and glass products,
love-spoons, Welsh pottery, china, jewellery, clothing with a
Welsh slant and Welsh souvenirs.
Soar Theatre / Centre
Canolfan Soar is
home to Welsh language organisations in Merthyr Tydfil and the
location of Theatr Soar, Siop y Ganolfan and Caffi Cwtsh.
To be born Welsh
is to be born privileged.
Not with a silver
spoon in your
but with music in your blood, poetry in
language of heaven.
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri,
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn i'm golwg sydd hardd,
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.
Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad tan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad
The ancient land of my fathers is dear to me.
land of bards and singers, famous men of renown
Her manly warriors, very good patriots
For freedom they lost their blood
Country, Country I
am partial to my country
While the sea is a wall to the pure beloved land
O may the ancient language continue.
Wales, the paradise of the bard,
Every valley every cliff to my view is beautiful.
Through patriotic feeling so charming is the murmur
of her streams, rivers, to me.
If the enemy
violates my country under its foot,
the ancient language of the Welsh is alive as ever.
The poetic spirit is not hindered by the athe awful hand of
nor the melodious harp of my country
TAFFY IS A
Taffy is a Welshman,
Taffy is no thief.
Someone came to Taffy's house
and stole a leg of beef.
Taffy made no protest,
for he doesn't like a row,
so the someone called on him again
and stole the bloody cow.
They stole his coal and iron,
they stole his pastures, too.
They even stole his language
and flushed it down the loo.
Taffy is a Welshman,
Taffy is a fool.
Taffy voted no, no, no
when they offered him home rule.
Six days a week upon his knees
Taffy dug for coal.
On the seventh he was kneeling, too,
praying for his soul.
And now the mines are closing down
and chapel's had its day,
Taffy still lives upon his knees,
for he knows no other way.
Now sometimes Taffy's brother
will start a row or so,
but you can bank on Taffy:
he doesn't want to know.
For when they hanged Penderyn
he had nothing much to say,
and when Saunders Lewis went to jail
he looked the other way.
Taffy is a Welshman
who likes to be oppressed.
He was proud to tug his forelock
to a Crawshay or a Guest.
They give him tinsel royals,
so he has a pint of beer,
and sings God Bless the Prince of
as he joins the mob to cheer.
Now Taffy is a fighter
when he hears the bugle call.
Name any war since Agincourt:
Taffy's seen them all.
He's fought in France and Germany
and many another land;
he's fought by sea and fought by air
and fought on desert sand.
He's fought for many a foreign flag
in many a foreign part,
for Taffy is a Welshman,
proud of his fighting heart.
He's fought the wide world over,
he's given blood and bone.
He's fought for every bloody cause
except his bloody own !!
Alun Rees, Caerdydd