The National Eisteddfod of Wales’ visit to Ceredigion was a huge success.

It was great to welcome people form close and afar to Tregaron, Ceredigion towns and the surrounding areas.

It was an unique opportunity to celebrate language and culture of the area and Wales on the national stage after a period of two years due to having cancelling the Eisteddfod because of the pandemic.

The local economy was supported during the week, being on the maes or as people wandered to support businesses in the county.

A sense of belonging was also created as communities came together in the months before the Eisteddfod to decorate, raise money, socialise and have fun together.

Councillor Bryan Davies, Leader of Ceredigion County Council, said: “It was Ceredigion’s privilege to welcome the National Eisteddfod of Wales to the county. It was a huge success – from competing to celebrating – and all the hard work of Ceredigion residents will remain as a strong legacy for the future. It was a pleasure to see people enjoying themselves in our county, supporting our local economy and marvel at the wealth and natural beauty of our rural areas. It was also great to see so many people enjoying in Pentre’ Ceredigion area, where a special provision was provided to celebrate local businesses, people and stories. Congratulations to all. We’ll be looking back in joy at this week for years to come, I’m sure, and we wish the Eisteddfod well for the future.”

Pentre’ Ceredigion was Ceredigion County Council’s home in the Eisteddfod, and this was the first time a Local Authority had an area designated for activities. A variety of activities were offered for children, young people and families during the week. Over 25 thousand people visited the area to support new businesses, watch cooking demonstrations which highlighted local businesses and produce, enjoy in the play area for children, learn new skills, and listen to interesting performances on the performing stage.

Ceredigion County Council would like to thank the National Eisteddfod of Wales for all their co-operation in preparing for the Eisteddfod, and thank the local residents for hosting a great festival, and also to everyone who had the opportunity to visit and enjoy in our wonderful county.

#Steddfod2022 – what a week, what an experience, what an Eisteddfod!