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Archaeological Walk

18 June 2022

Archaeological walk to the top of Craig Laseithin and around Llyn Gelli Gain from the home of Hedd Wyn, Yr Ysgwrn

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Art workshop with Emma Metcalfe

28 May 2022

**Limited spaces - first come, first serve**

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Get to know our staff . . . Cassin

17 May 2022

Cassin is one of Yr Ysgwrn's seasonal staff and enjoys being able to walk to work from the other side of the valley. Here she shares a little more about herself

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Get to know our staff . . . Glain

10 May 2022

Glain is the youngest member of Yr Ysgwrn's seasonal staff, who joined the team when she was 16 years old. Born and bred in Trawsfynydd, she loves working here. Here's a little more about her.

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Get to know our staff . . . Helen

21 April 2022

Born and bred in the village of Trawsfynydd, Helen has been working as a seasonal staff member at Yr Ysgwrn since 2019. Here we get to know her a little better.

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Get to know our staff . . . Meryl

31 March 2022

Meryl has been one of Yr Ysgwrn's seasonal staff since March 2018, but she started her journey at Yr Ysgwrn as a volunteer back in September 2017. Here she shares her sory with us and her reasons for starting to volunteer.

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Respond to the new normal by offering more experiences at Yr Ysgwrn

11 March 2022

Yr Ysgwrn, Hedd Wyn's home in Trawsfynydd, will extend their offer to groups this year by providing more experiences and guided tours outside.

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Beudy Llwyd (© Purcell)

Half Term events at Yr Ysgwrn

13 October 2021

During autumn half term, we will have a feast awaiting you at Yr Ysgwrn, whatever your age.

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Beudy Llwyd (© Purcell)

Come and be inspired by the history of Yr Ysgwrn

21 September 2021

We are now ready to welcome large groups to visit Hedd Wyn's home, Yr Ysgwrn to be inspired by his life and the beautiful area where he grew up.

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Yr Ysgwrn opens it’s doors again

27 July 2021

With the reception area refurbished, the farmhouse chimney repaired, and the new boiler fitted, it was a pleasure to open the doors of Yr Ysgwrn again at the end of July 2021.

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Gerald Williams, Yr Ysgwrn – 1929-2021

11 June 2021

The farmer and custodian of Yr Ysgwrn, Mr Gerald Williams, passed away on the 11th of June 2021.

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Yr Ochr Draw

Yr Ochr Draw

13 May 2021

Yr Ochr Draw is the culmination of an online creative project by the Ysgwrn and the community of Trawsfynydd. During the last lock down, a group of young people , adults and children of the local primary school collaborated with various artists over Zoom and Meet to create a song and music video.

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Welcome Back!

1 September 2020

We’re thrilled that we’re reopening very soon, and we’re very excited to welcome you back to Yr Ysgwrn after so much time! Things will be slightly different for the time being, but the welcome will be as warm as ever.

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Kernow Ow Thre (Cornwall My Home)

28 January 2020

Cornish Folk songs delivered with passion and presence, honesty and intensity.

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Europa Nostra Awards

7 November 2019

Five years ago when I started at Yr Ysgwrn I should have started a diary, I am not the only one who regrets not doing so. With every unique experience that comes with working at this remarkable home another one comes along to trump it.

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Mewn Cymeriad - In Character

7 November 2019

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What's going on?

20 August 2019

Summer's nearly over but we still have some fantastic events over the next couple of weeks!

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Busy season!

4 July 2019

Yr Ysgwrn is extremely busy during July and August.

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Europa Nostra Awards – Yr Ysgwrn needs you!

24 May 2019

This week we had the absolute privilege in winning in the Conservation category in the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019.

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Conservation of Yr Ysgwrn in Snowdonia National Park among the winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019

21 May 2021

The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019, Europe’s most prestigious honour in the field, funded by the Creative Europe programme, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network.

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Easter Activities

21 March 2019

Looking for something to do with the children over the Easter Holidays?

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Interested in working at Yr Ysgwrn?

19 March 2019

Yr Ysgwrn is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to provide the best visitor experience at the iconic home of the bard Hedd Wyn.

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Celebrating the wonders of our peatland

7 March 2019

This weekend a new exhibition developed as part of the “Cyfoeth ein Corsydd” peatland heritage project will be opened at Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd. The exhibition celebrates and raises awareness of Meirionnydd’s extraordinary peatland heritage.

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Beudy Llwyd (© Purcell)

Yr Ysgwrn opening hours for 2019

24 January 2019

Yr Ysgwrn opening hours for 2019 have been published!

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O Lwyd i Liw

21 November 2018

An unique event to mark the end of the First World War and the hope for peace will be performed at Capel Moreia, Trawsfynydd this Sunday.

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National Lottery #ThanksToYou

16 November 2018

On the 8th of December 2018, we are offering a free cup of tea or coffee to National Lottery players that purchases a ticket to visit Yr Ysgwrn’s historic farmhouse.

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Pages of The Sea - Danny Boyle (A Mostyn, Llandudno Press Release)

1 November 2018

Private Ellis Humphrey Evans, known as Hedd Wyn, to be commemorated with sand portrait on Colwyn Bay beach for Danny Boyle's armistice commission.

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Dry Stone Walling at Yr Ysgwrn

1 November 2018

A video clip of dry stone walling training at Yr Ysgwrn!

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Garddio a Mwy!

2 November 2018

Have a look at some video clips from when the 'Garddio a Mwy' crew transformed Yr Ysgwrn gardens over the Summer.

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A Oes Heddwch?

1 November 2018

Remembering the conscientious objectors of the First World War at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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Autumn Events Calendar

1 September 2018

Have a look what Yr Ysgwrn has to offer between now and Christmas.

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Ysgol Bro Idris

Local Schools Announced as Competition Winners

26 July 2018

It's a great honour to congratulate two local schools on their recent success.

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Luned Rhys Parri working on the art pieces with some of the attendees (© Meical Jones)

The Hope of Spring Project

3 July 2018

During May, the artist Luned Rhys Parri lead an art project at Yr Ysgwrn.

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I'r Byw (© Yr Ysgwrn)

Spring to Summer Events Calendar 2018

6 June 2018

Take a look at what we've got on offer from Spring to Summer at Yr Ysgwrn.

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Half Term Fun @ Yr Ysgwrn

22 May 2018

Looking for something to do with the children over half term? Yr Ysgwrn's half term activities are free of charge! Come and join us!

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I'r Byw (© calongron)

I’R BYW – by Rhodri Owen

26 April 2018

In this, his first exhibition Rhodri juxtaposes his own hand-crafted furniture with transfigured pieces in visually unexpected ways.

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Pupils from Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn in Beudy Llwyd (© SNPA)

New Nest Boxes at Yr Ysgwrn

19 April 2018

Last week pupils from Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn came to visit us at Yr Ysgwrn to help promote biodiversity at the site.

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Beudy Llwyd (© Purcell)

*Please Contact Us Before Visiting*

4 April 2018

Yr Ysgwrn is extremely busy during the week of April 9th-13th, 2018.

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First Minister Carwyn Jones & Mr Gerald Williams at Yr Ysgwrn's cegin

Special Award for Mr Gerald Williams

23 March 2018

Sincere congratulations to Mr Gerald Williams, Yr Ysgwrn on winning the First Minister’s Special Award at the Welsh Government’s 2018 St David’s Awards!

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Yr Ysgwrn under a blanket of snow (© Yr Ysgwrn)


1 March 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions, Yr Ysgwrn won’t be open this week.

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Open Afternoon for Tourism Businesses

19 February 2018

Business engagement afternoon at Yr Ysgwrn!

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Volunteer Fair 2018 (© Yr Ysgwrn)

Volunteering Fair

19 February 2018

Are you a Welsh learner looking for a new challenge?

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Yr Ysgwrn Parlour (© Yr Ysgwrn)

2018 Opening Date

21 December 2017

Yr Ysgwrn will be closed from 3pm today until 11am on Thursday, 1st February, 2018.

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Yr Ysgwrn in snow (© Yr Ysgwrn)

Christmas at Yr Ysgwrn

27 November 2017

Join us on some of the events held at Yr Ysgwrn this Christmas season.

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Calan Gaeaf (© Yr Ysgwrn)

Calan Gaeaf at Yr Ysgwrn

16 October 2017

Come and join us at Yr Ysgwrn on Friday, 27th of October for an evening of Calan Gaeaf stories with Twm Elias.

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Hawl i Holi (© BBC)

Hawl i Holi

2 October 2017

The Hawl i Holi programme will visit Yr Ysgwrn on Monday night, the 16th of October.

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In Character Show (© Yr Ysgwrn)

In Character: Hedd Wyn History Festival

12 September 2017

Visit Yr Ysgwrn on Saturday, 23rd September for the In Character: Hedd Wyn History Festival!

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'Y Gadair Wag' Poetry Show

21 August 2017

Literature Wales will present a new poetry show by Ifor ap Glyn, the National Poet of Wales during September this year, opening at Neuadd Trawsfynydd on 6 September 2017, a hundred years to the day since the Black Chair ceremony was held at Eisteddfod at Birkenhead.

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Ifor ap Glyn at Hedd Wyn's graveside (© BBC)

Hedd Wyn: The Lost War Poet

2 August 2017

A blog by producer and director Euros Wyn about filming during the restoration work at Yr Ysgwrn.

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Commemorating the centenary of Hedd Wyn’s death.

25 July 2017

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