Urdd Eisteddfod 2014 hailed a success as preparations already underway for 2015 Eisteddfod at Caerphilly

The Urdd Eisteddfod was hailed as a success when a week of competition at Bala ended on Saturday. The annual six day celebration of Welsh culture held in Meirionnydd saw attendance for the week rise to 86,294 compared to last year’s 81,795. The Urdd Eisteddfod, which is dedicated to children and young people, is held in north and south Wales on alternate years and preparations are already underway for next year’s Urdd to be held in Caerphilly. As this year’s event came to an end a “memorandum of mutual understanding” has been signed by Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Collages Wales, aimed at broadening the range of Welsh medium experiences offered by the festival. This is seen as a major and positive development.

The two other remaining main Eisteddfodau held over the summer months the National from 1 – 9 August and the International  8 – 13 July also promise to draw huge crowds.


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