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

28 Feb-09 May Patagonia- Kyffin Williams details
23 May Rene Griffiths, Jon Gower, Jorge Fondebrider details
31 May Ticket to Paradise - Hay Book Festival details
06 Jun Hogia'r Wilber Concert details
19 Oct The Cynon Valley Emigrants to Patagonia in 1865 details
Mimosa prints for sale
Oriel Mimosa in Llandeilo sell prints of an original picture to mark 150 years of the Welsh landing Full story

Competing through Skype from Patagonia

This year two young Argentineans from Patagonia, Guillermo Javier Thomas and Florencia Giselle Zamareno, will be competing in the Urdd ‘outside Wales’ regional Eisteddfod through Skype. The Full story

Matthew Thistlewood, Youth Music Manager, Ty Cerdd visited Argentina recently
Read about his visit here Full story


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