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
04 Mar ‘An Evening with René Griffiths’ details
22 Apr Mererid Hopwood details
06 Jun Hogia'r Wilber Concert details
Matthew Thistlewood, Youth Music Manager, Ty Cerdd visited Argentina recently
Read about his visit here Full story

An essential tool to study the Welsh in Patagonia—and it’s free!
Eirionedd  Baskerville

In 1865 just over 150 Welsh people sailed from Liverpool intent on establishing a new radical, Welsh-speaking Wales in Patagonia. It would prove an influential and inspirational event in the history o Full story

Conductor for National Youth Choir of Wales

Our distinguished colleague John S Davies who was due to conduct the National Youth Choir of Wales this year in July at Llandaff Cathedral and in October in Buenos Aires and Chubut Province as part of Full story


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