Promoting an interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Son of Prophecy, his life, times and society and his great Welsh War of Independence;also promoting causes today in Glyndwr's spirit and promoting the flying of the Glyndwr flag on Sept 16 Glyndwr Day.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

16 Medi 1400 Dydd Dathlu Owain Glyndŵr 2006
Commemorative Celebrations at home & abroad.

llysgenhadaeth@ntlworld.com :Tel 07787926981

We suggest you start organising now and do inform us of any events and activities you organise, so that we may publicise to encourage others to organise or to benefit those who wish to attend commemorative events.

Pobl Glyndŵr, wear your 'Rubanau Glyndŵr' with pride on and around 16 Medi - 'Dydd Glyndŵr' annually as a display of respect of the ultimate sacrifice of so many during the cause to regain Independence for Wales.

Siop Glyndŵr: Flags, Bunting and other Glyndŵr theme products - Request List and prices from Siân at the Embassy

16 Medi 2006: Annual Gathering of Pobl Glyndŵr in the Gwlad Glyndŵr. (Dyffryn Dyfrdwy) As far as we know to date, no major event has been organised in Corwen but why not have an Autumn break in the area and visit all historical sites associated with Owain Glyndŵr such as Llys Glyndyfrdwy, Pen y Pigyn, Caerdrewyn and Ruthun etc.

A word from Gethin ap Gruffydd, Embassy Glyndŵr Researcher:
I was first made aware of Owain Glyndŵr's connection with Corwen and Caerdrewyn when I lived in Ireland in 1970. The enlightenment came via a fellow "Exile" who was also working and living in Dublin at that time.Upon returning to Cymru, I helped establish the COFIWN remembrance movement and, amongst other commemorative events, initiated the first Annual National 'Dydd Glyndŵr' commemoration in Corwen which lasted for 15 years and included the Caerdrewyn walk. The demise of COFIWN also witnessed the demise of these commemorative events and other celebrative activities in Dyffryn Dyfrdwy. However, in 2004 we helped to organise the first local community 'Dydd Glyndŵr' commemoration with a highly successful programme of celebrative activities, not to be continued this year but hopefully will in 2007.

It is our hope to see Corwen and ‘Gwlad Glyndŵr’ develop as a centre for the National 'Dydd Glyndŵr Festival in Mis Medi. Thus, please Pobl Glyndŵr and other patriots endeavour to cooperate with us in a little Cymric unity and solidarity; the historically correct time for the annual National Glyndŵr Coronation Commemoration at Machynlleth being at ‘Troad y Rhod’ on and around 21 Mehefin - ‘Dydd y Senedd’ annually. For further information contact Embassy Glyndŵr at given contact address.

Following on the Council of War which took place at Llys Glyndyfrdwy on 16 Medi 1400, Owain Glyndŵr and his followers from Dyffryn Dyfrdwy, Edeyrnion and other parts of the north east assembled atop Caerdrewyn on the 18th in readiness to launch an attack upon Ruthun which would be the opening military engagement of the Last Great War of Independence 1400 - 16 - 21. Caerdrewyn is a significantly important historic site as it was here, in 1165, that all the Princes of the three "Ancient Kingdoms of the Cymru" assembled as the greatest United Welsh Army ever to defend our homeland from threat of major Invasion and Conquest. If you have never made the walk atop to the Ancient Celtic Hill Fort of Caerdrewyn - is it not time you did so? Perhaps this year is a good time and opportunity - Also, some brave hearts amongst you might want to use the opportunity to do the walk up to ‘Pen y Pigyn’ (Where Glyndŵr is said to have thrown his dagger in anger) to see the local memorial to the 1911 Investiture - Yes! I will repeat that "The 1911 Investiture" not a memorial to their local Prince Owain Glyndŵr but a memorial to an "English Pretender Prince of Wales".

Do Remember it's official 'BWRDD YR IAITH' has adopted 16 Medi 'Dydd Owain' (& 11 Rhagfyr Dydd Llywelyn III) and, in theory, Mentrau Iaith Cymru should be pro actively supporting events & activities on these days, as well as organising them ? However, the reality is that some do and some do not? Over the last few years, Menter Iaith Llanrwst has led the way in organising the best local 16 Medi ‘Dydd Glyndŵr’ celebrations. Also, in recent years, the SLEEPING GIANT FOUNDATION has organised a major Owain Glyndŵr festival on Penwythnos Glyndŵr’. What can be done locally? First and foremost carry out a ‘Baner Glyndŵr’ campaign to get your local council to recognise ‘Dydd Glyndŵr’ by flying ‘Baner Glyndŵr’; once you succeed, do let us know so that we can add your success to our ever growing list. Also, likewise, get hotels and businesses to fly ‘Baner Glyndwr’ and inform us of your successes. A great deal more can be done, just use show some initiative and use some imagination but here’s a few ideas:
1: Set up an annual ‘Wythnos Glyndŵr’ Hanes Glyndŵr Exhibition’ at Local Library.
2: Organise an Owain Glyndŵr Day at a local community centre.

3: See if local schools will organise events and activities.

4: Organise Social events and activities.

5: Set up stall in town centre to ‘’show the flag’’, hand out ribbons and distribute literature and sell Glyndŵr products in an ‘Owain Glyndŵr meet the people Initiative’ as a means of publicly promoting the history of Owain Glyndŵr.
6: How’s about an Owain Glyndŵr ‘Life and times’ parade?

NB:Embassy Glyndŵr Staff and workers will be carrying out it’s own activities such as the annual 16 Medi ‘Dydd Glyndŵr’ declaration at Llys Glyndyfrdwy again this year. If wishing to participate please let us know and we will supply you with necessary information. We are also seeking Pobl Glyndŵr enthusiasts to carry out special initiatives on 16 Medi, volunteers please? Further to this, who wants to participate in a walk from Sycharth to Glyndyfrdwy across the mountains that Owain Glyndŵr would travel between his two courts. If enough interest is demonstrated, we will organise.
Two Dydd Glyndŵr festivals have been confirmed to date. One in the North organised by Menter Iaith Llanrwst/Conwy and the other at Abercraf in the South organised by the Sleeping Giant Foundation. Both these are usually brilliantly organised annual events.
Programme for Gŵyl Glyndŵr Festival Abercraf 15th - 17th Sept '06:
At the Ancient Briton Pub/field & Car Park, Pen y Cae.
Friday 15th - Live Traditional Music 7.30pm - late.
Saturday 16th 10am - Late. Craft & other stalls. Storytelling, Poetry, Workshops, Music all day, Open Mic Session, Local food & Real Ales, Juggling Roadshow and and Prince Owain Glyndwr will be present. In the evening; Pontardawe Acoustic Club, Dan Morris, Stonecraft, Boys from the Hills and admission is free!
This event is well draped in Owain Glyndŵr flags and bunting its a sight worth seeing. Visit the Embassy Glyndŵr stall to buy your Glyndŵr flag and loads of other Owain Glyndŵr souveniers.
Full details for Menter Iaith Llanrwst Gŵyl Glyndŵr will be up soon. if you know of any more, contact us.

Siân Ifan, Prif Weithredwr Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr
'Juratus Oweyn'


At 3:40 pm, Blogger Castle Britain said...

good idea best of luck in setting up a Owain Glyndwr day


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