The Wales-Argentina Society

The Wales-Argentina Society was founded in 1939 by a number of people with connections in the Welsh settlement in Chubut to be a link between the two countries. It now has over 300 members.

A word from the Chair

You can read an introduction to the Society and the website here

Celebrating 150 years

The Welsh Colony in Patagonia, was established in 1865, when over 150 people from various parts of Wales sailed on the Mimosa to settle in the Chubut Valley, in Southern Argentina. Over the following fifty years, hundreds of Welsh people emigrated there, and established a number of towns and villages.

In 2015, the Society will be celebrating 150 years of Y Wladfa. You can read more on the celebrations here.

The Welsh Language Scheme in Chubut

The Welsh Language Scheme in Chubut has been in operation since 1997 and has contributed extensively towards maintaining and promoting the Welsh language and culture in Y Wladfa. Comparing the situation now with that in 1996 the breadth, intensity and nature of the influence of the scheme can be seen clearly. You can read more about the scheme here

Having a lesson and tea in Trevelin in the garden on a summer day with Iwan Madoc.
Celebrating the anniversary of Trevelin, November 25th 2010
Members of the Esquel classes who earned certificates at the Patagonia Eisteddfod for a sketch, writing and translation with Nesta Davies, their teacher

You can see many more pictures in the Gallery

New strategy needed to connect with Welsh expats

In a speech on the National Eisteddfod field in Ynys Môn, the local Assembly Member has called for a clear strategy from Welsh Government to connect with the Welsh Diaspora. He said that Wales could Full story

The Welsh Patagonian Settlement: a feast of viewing on YouTube
In 2015 the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia celebrated a major milestone in its history, namely the 150th anniversary of its establishment in 1865. To mark this, an international conference on the his Full story

The National Library of Wales and the Argentinian Embassy

In a ceremony at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod on Tuesday August 2nd the Ambassador of Argentina presented a valuable donation of books relating to Patagonia to the national col Full story


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