June 15, 2024

Flag flown in Denbighshire to celebrate Urdd’s 100th birthday

A flag celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Urdd has been flown by Denbighshire County Council.

The flag was flown at County Hall, Ruthin, on January 25, to mark 100 years since the formation of the Urdd, the Welsh language organisation founded by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards, which provides unique and exciting experiences for young people aged 8 to 25 years to learn and socialise.

Denbighshire is hosting the Urdd National Eisteddfod this year in Kilford Farm, Denbigh, between May 30 and June 4 and entry to the Maes will be free of charge for those wishing to attend.

Cllr Alan James, Chair of Denbighshire County Council, said: “On behalf of the Council I would like to wish Penblwydd Hapus to the Urdd on its 100th anniversary.

“The Urdd has provided countless opportunities through the medium of Welsh for generations of people in Wales and we are proud to be able to join in the celebrations by raising this flag and showing our support.

“As a Council we are looking forward to welcoming the Urdd National Eisteddfod this year for what will be a very special event.”

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “This is a special moment in the history of the Urdd and we are delighted to be hosting the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Denbighshire in its 100th year.

“It will be a chance to join together and celebrate the organisation’s centenary after what has been a difficult period during the pandemic.

“Free entry will give as many people as possible the chance to come and see our talented youngsters perform at the very highest level and I would encourage everyone to take up this offer and experience Welsh culture at its best.”

For more information visit www.urdd.cymru/en/eisteddfod/