One of Europe’s largest cultural festivals will be coming to Ceredigion in August 2022. Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru / National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held in Tregaron from 30 July until 6 August 2022.
The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of Welsh culture, a mix of talent competitions and evening concerts, gigs, plays and exhibitions; and in the main pavilion there are colourful and unique ceremonies.
Learn more about the Eisteddfod with A Guide To The Eisteddfod Booklet.
For more information, visit the Eisteddfod’s website.
Five facts about Tregaron:
- Tregaron is a market town and a livestock market remains in the town today
- The river flowing through the town is called Afon Brenig
- There is a church and chapel in the town – St Caron’s Church and Bwlchgwynt Chapel
- There is a monument on the square to the Apostle of Peace, Henry Richard
- Tregaron was an important part of the drovers’ route and Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank was opened in 1810 to issue its own bank notes. The number of black sheep (y defaid du) engraved on the banknotes indicated the number of pounds. Original bank notes can be seen at Ceredigion Museum
Read more about Tregaron and area on Discover Ceredigion’s website.
A number of big and small Eisteddfodau are held across the county.
It was the Lord Rhys, prince of Deheubarth, who held the first eisteddfod - a gathering of poets and musicians competing to be declared the best among their peers - at his new castle in Cardigan in 1176. Today, across Ceredigion, competitors of all ages from far and wide keep the eisteddfod alive and thriving.
Read more about the Eisteddfod tradition in Ceredigion on Discover Ceredigion’s website.