County Council flies flag 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 hoisted at County Hall, Ruthin, on January 25 to mark 100 years since the formation of the Urdd, the Welsh-speaking organization founded by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards.

The Urdd offers unique and exciting experiences and opportunities for children and young adults aged between eight and 25 to use the Welsh language.

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

Councilor Alan James, Chairman 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 Welsh to 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 look forward to hosting the Urdd National Eisteddfod this year for what will be a very special event.”

Councilor 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 welcome the Urdd National Eisteddfod to Denbighshire in its 100th year.

“It will be an opportunity to come together and celebrate the centenary of the organization after a difficult time during the pandemic.

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

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

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