Cymdeithas Madog Web Links
Over the years, we have developed a collection of links to Welsh / Wales related sites that might be of use to our visitors. However, please note that Cymdeithas Madog provides these links "as is" and does not, in any way, endorse or warrant any of the views, goods, services or other matters to be found at these links.
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- British / Celtic Sites (5)
The following links to Celtic and British sites may be of interest to students of Welsh. Cymdeithas Madog provides this information as a public service, and is not responsible for the content of the associated pages.
- Cymraeg - The Welsh Language (13)
There are a number of web sites which provide Welsh language students with Welsh lessons, grammar, vocabulary or practice. There are also a number of sites which have information on the Welsh language today.
- A Welsh Course (379)
An excellent hypertext introduction to the language by Mark Nordine.
- Bwrdd Yr Iaith Gymraeg (346)
Useful background information about the Welsh language and about the Welsh Language Board and its work.
- Catchphrase (365)
Lessons in Welsh for beginners and more advanced students courtesy of the BBC Catchphrase program. You can even sign up for a weekly Welsh learners' newsletter.
- Clic Clic Cymraeg (370)
A Welsh course suitable for beginners provided by Coleg Menai. It is designed for use with a personal computer.
- Clwb Llanllawen (363)
A Welsh learning venture attached to Coleg Llysfasai in Rhuthun, Denbighshire. It provides activities for Welsh learners of all levels in order to help them practice Welsh in a fun and informal way.
- Clwb Malu Cachu (336)
The Clwb is "the e-mail equivalent of a leisurely pint and bag of pork scratchings at your local pub." It is intended for Welsh learners, Welsh speakers and people who would like to learn Welsh.
- Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (319)
The site of the Welsh Dictionary Project. Of special note for Welsh learners, the 2002 version of the dictionary (Welsh to English only) is available in PDF format. There is also a full, free, more learner-friendly online version of the dictionary permitting easy access via English or Welsh, with abbreviations explained in both languages.
- History and Status of the Welsh Language (339)
Questions and answers regarding the Welsh language. Last updated in 1999.
- Let's Talk Welsh (254)
Learn Welsh on Skype with Mer, a professional Welsh teacher, from Aberystwyth.
- Popeth Cymraeg: Welsh Unlimited: (555)
Welsh Unlimited operates as a 'One Stop Shop' for the Welsh language. The web site is just part of our aim to provide a complete service to people wishing to learn Welsh in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy.
- Say Something In Welsh (365)
This is a FREE online Welsh course used by more than 17,000 learners all around the world. It gets you talking from the first lesson and, depending on how dedicated you are, you can become a comfortable Welsh speaker very quickly. A full dozen SSiW learners were semi-finalists in thiis year's Dysgwr y Flwyddyn (Learner of the Year) competition for the Eisteddfod.:
- The Celtic Studies Program of the University of Ca... (339)
The University of California, Berkeley, ffers classes in both Modern and Middle Welsh.
- Welsh-English Lexicon (322)
Welsh-English and English-Welsh searching lexicon. Last updated in 2003.
- Languages & Linguistics (3)
Here are some links to sites providing more information on languages and the study of linguistics.
- Carnegie-Mellon Languages & Linguistics (316)
A portion of the Carnegie-Mellon English Server devoted to works on languages, linguistic theory and structural linguistics.
- Human Languages Page (315)
The Human-Languages Page is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The more than 2000 links in the HLP database have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, the HLP probably has something to suit your needs.
- North American Association for Celtic Language Tea... (316)
NAACLT is a non-profit professional organization bringing together Celtic language teachers and researchers in Canada and the United States. The association wishes to enable its members to contribute to the greater field of second/foreign language learning through conference participation and publications.
- North American Welsh Societies (21)
Many North American Welsh societies and organizations have web pages detailing their activities and how you might become more active with a Welsh community group near you
- Burlington Welsh Male Voice Chorus: (385)
Information and events of the Burlington (Ontario, Canada) Welsh Male Voice Chorus.
- Dewi Sant Welsh United Church (343)
The home site of Dewi Sant Welsh United Church in Toronto, Ontario. Dewi Sant is the only Welsh church in Canada, and still holds monthly Welsh language services.
- Malad Valley Welsh Festival (349)
The residents of Malad Valley would like to invite everyone to the Malad Valley Welsh Festival this year. We are celebrating the rich Welsh heritage that has contributed to the quality of life in the settlement of this beautiful valley.
- Ontario Welsh Festival / Gwyl Cymreig Ontario (358)
The Ontario Welsh Festival and the Ontario Gymanfa Ganu is held each Spring to praise God in song and to celebrate our Welsh heritage.
- The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project (306)
This project's mission is to discover, preserve and interpret regional history; to establish the Great Plains Welsh Heritage & Culture Centre in Wymore, Nebraska; and to present Welsh involvement in the U.S. westward expansion.
- The Idaho Welsh Society (322)
Based in Boise, the Idaho Welsh Society has a very active schedule of events.
- The National Welsh-American Foundation (NWAF) (364)
Promoting and sharing the history of Welsh-Americans.
- The North American Welsh Choir (314)
Côr Cymry Gogledd America is a community choir with a continental presence that seeks to reflect the North-American Welsh experience through music and song. Drawing on a rich cultural heritage, the choir strives to create a new musical genre reflecting what it means to be both Welsh and North American.
- The Ottawa Welsh Society (321)
The history and activities of the Welsh in Canada's capital.
- The Saint David's Society Of Winnipeg (349)
Activities of the Welsh in Manitoba's capital.
- The Saint David's Welsh Society Of Michigan (305)
Activities of interest to the Welsh in Michigan.
- The Toronto Saint David's Society (334)
Information and contacts to Welsh activities in Toronto, Ontario.
- The Welsh American Society of Northern California (320)
Welsh events and language classes in Northern California.
- The Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association of Wisconsin (300)
Activities of Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association in Wisconsin.
- The Welsh League Of Arizona (329)
Welsh activities and classes in Arizonia.
- The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association (WNGGA) (391)
Dedicated to the preservation, development and promotion of our Welsh religious and cultural heritage.
- The Welsh Society of Central Ohio (326)
Contact information for this Welsh society in Columbus, Ohio.
- The Welsh Society of Fredericksburg (423)
The activities of the Welsh in the Fredericksburg, VA area.
- The Welsh Society, Philadelphia (301)
The activities of the Welsh in Philadelphia, the oldest ethnic society in the United States.
- Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir (431)
The history and schedule of this Welsh male voice choir based in Toronto, Ontario.
- Vancouver Welsh Society (328)
We are pleased to invite you to discover the Welsh Society of Vancouver. We are proud to be contributing to the cultural life of this spectacular modern city, by celebrating our ancient Celtic heritage
- North American Welsh Newspapers (1)
There are monthly newspapers published in North America which provide information on what is happening in Wales and in Welsh societies around North America
- NINNAU & Y Drych (329)
NINNAU & Y Drych is the North American Welsh Newspaper ®. It is the result of the merger in November 2003 of NINNAU, then the North American Welsh Newspaper, and Y Drych, the oldest Welsh newspaper in the Americas. Now united as one newspaper, NINNAU & Y Drych provides complete coverage of the North American Welsh community.
- Welsh Sports, Activities & Games (4)
Sports such as rugby, cricket and football (i.e., soccer) are very popular in Wales. Here are some links to Welsh athletic websites.
- Bicycle Beano Cycle Tours (318)
Cycling holidays in England & Wales UK
Bicycle Beano Cycling Holidays explore the idyllic country lanes of the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast national parks in Wales, and the Welsh Borders in England.
- Cycling Sideways (321)
A sideways glance at cycle touring and related scenic sites in Wales and the Welsh Borders
- North Wales Mountain Bike Association: (319)
The North Wales Mountain Bike Association Web site. Founded in 1989 and now firmly established as one of the oldest MTB dedicated clubs in the UK NWMBA is based in one of the UK's most perfect mountain biking areas in North Wales.
- Wrexham AFC (597)
The official website of the Wrexham AFC. Get the latest news, scores, analysis and prognostications from the Racecourse Ground.
- Wales and Welsh Culture (46)
Are you looking for general links to Wales? Want to know a little more about Welsh culture? How about travel information? Like to listen to a live Welsh language radio broadcast? Then this is the page for you.
- Aberdare Online (540)
A site dedicated to the events and history of Aberdare and the Cynon Valley.
- Ancient Footprints Archaeological Tour of Anglesey (334)
Explore the history and archaeology of Anglesey with Ancient Footprints - a tour company specializing in archaeological fieldtrips. Developed and run by two professional archaeologists who live and work in North Wales
- Anglesey / Mon Information Website (330)
A website full of interesting information about the island of Anglesey, including photographs of all of its churches, ancient monuments, war memorials, family history, and the story of both Menai Bridges.
- BBC Cymru (429)
The home site of BBC Cymru, the Welsh language branch of BBC. A great site for Welsh language learners. It includes leading news stories in Welsh. It also offers RealPlayer© live access to Radio Cymru, the latest news broadcasts, and extracts from many news stories. Well worth a visit (especially for advanced learners).
- BBC Wales (831)
The home site of BBC Wales with news and Real Radio broadcasts.
- Brecon Beacons National Park (304)
Located in a Mountain Hut on the southern foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales.
- Capel Y Morfa (434)
This is the website of a Welsh-speaking Presbyterian chapel in Aberystwyth. The website (in Welsh) gives information on the activities of the chapel.
- Carmarthenshire County Council (313)
The official web site of the Carmarthensire County Council.
- Carmarthenshire Life (315)
A community led publication with the aim to celebrate, explore and inform the many communities across Carmarthenshire.
- Celtic Connection (416)
Holiday cottages in West Wales.
- Church In Wales (349)
The official website of the Church In Wales.
- Conwy County Borough Council (394)
The official website of the Conwy County Borough Council.
- Curiad Oer (420)
Welsh-language informational site for Welsh music, with news, a gig calendar, artist list and more. The site includes blogs, alternative music and even a Welsh-language sci-fi fanzine.
- Denbighshire County Borough Council (345)
The official web site of the Denbighshire County Borough Council.
- Dunvant Male Choir (304)
The web site of the renouned Dunvant Male Choir, "the largest and oldest male choir in Wales".
- Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru (313)
The website of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
- Flintshire County Council (358)
The official website of the Flintshire County Council.
- Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir (340)
The home page of the award-winning Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir from Froncysyllte, Wrexham.
- Gwynedd County Council (301)
The website of the Gwynedd County Council.
- Holidays In Welsh (307)
Gwyliau Cymraeg arranges holidays in Welsh in the Welsh speaking areas of Wales - a real chance for Welsh learners to practice what they have learned. Sponsored by Mentrau Iaith Cymru, Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg and the Conwy County Borough Council.
- Lonely Planet: Wales (369)
Travel information about Wales brought to you by the publishers of the Lonely Planet series of travel guides.
- National Museum Wales (335)
The official website of the National Museum Wales with information on the national museums and galleries in Wales (including the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagans and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis).
- NWN Media (456)
NWN Media, one of the UK's leading independent publishing and printing companies, publishes a number of local North Wales newspapers including the Denbigh Free Press, the North Wales Pioneer, the North Wales Chronicle, the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal, and the Wrexham Journal.
- Owain Glyndwr Society (311)
A society to promote the contribution of Owain Glyndwr to the history and culture of Wales.
- Penllyn.Com (372)
A bilingual site dedicated to the towns and villages of the Llŷn Peninsula in North West Wales
- Powys County Council (433)
The website of the Powys County Council.
- Princess Gwenllian Society (350)
A society founded to commemorate Gwenllian, daughter of Llywelyn, Ein Llyw Olaf.
- Rhiw.Com (313)
A bilingual website promoting the village of Rhiw on the Llŷn peninsula of North Wales.
- Rhondda Valleys Information And History (109)
I would like to present on these pages, photographs and stories of the Rhondda Valleys, both old and contemporary. Some of the pictures are of a time when our grand parents and great grandparents worked their hearts out to earn a meagre living from the coal mines. Others - many - paid the ultimate price of coal - it cost them their lives.
- Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monum... (464)
The commission "carries out surveys, maintains an archive, library and national database, supplies archaeological information to the Ordnance Survey for mapping purposes, and publishes information about ancient, historical and maritime sites, structures and landscapes" within Wales. An interesting bilingual site.
- Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama (333)
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is the National Conservatoire of Wales, providing specialist practical and performance-based training that enables students to enter and influence the music, theatre and related professions.
- S4C (355)
The website of S4C - the Welsh language television station.
- Siân James (363)
Siân James is a talented and prolific Welsh singer, harpist and recording artist. She has a number of albums to her credit. Learn more about Ms. James, her music and her current projects.
- Sirhowy Valley News (326)
A website dedicated to "the people and places of the Sirhowy Valley" in South Wales.
- Tenovus (516)
Welsh cancer charity "bringing care, treatment, support and research to the heart of your community."
- Union of Welsh Independents (481)
The web site of the Welsh Independent church.
- Urdd Gobaith Cymru (423)
The official website of Urdd Gobaith Cymru - the Welsh language young people's association.
- Visit Llandudno (280)
A web site promoting tourism in Llandudno, Conwy and area.
- Wales Online (293)
News and sports from Wales
- Welsh Icons (306)
Information on over 200 Welsh icons: people, places and things
- Welsh Music Guild (382)
Cymdeithas Cerddoriaeth Cymru - The Guild for the Promotion of Welsh Music - is a society formed for ".. the understanding (and) appreciation ... of the music of composers of Welsh origin, or of any nationality resident in Wales ..."
- Welsh National Costume (614)
A website dedicated to the Welsh National Costume.
- WildWestWales.Com (350)
Wild West Wales provides useful information about what is happening in West Wales Culturally and Musically around the Teifi Valley and out into the Dyfed area covering Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
- Wrexham County Borough Council (414)
The website of the Wrexham County Borough Council
- Y Cymro (530)
The national Welsh-language newspaper Y Cymro, available online.
- Yr Annedd (279)
A Welsh-language poetry e-zine with particular emphasis on the art of ‘cynghanedd.’
- Welsh Education and Academia (11)
Many Welsh schools and universities have web sites. Further, Wales-related programs are offered in North America by a number of universities. Here are some links to Welsh education on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Welsh Goods & Services (40)
Are you looking for companies that sell Welsh goods? Here is a list of websites of firms in both North America and in Wales which sell Welsh products.
Please note that Cymdeithas Madog provides these links "as is" and does not endorse or warrant any of the goods or services listed.
- Alison Bradley Gallery (340)
North Wales based artist painting landscapes, coastal scenes, and animals. Original oil paintings and reproductions available, commissions taken for your favourite Welsh scene.
- Argoed.Com (288)
Y Siop Cymraeg Ar Y We - The Welsh Shop On The Web. This site sells Welsh books, CDs, cards and all manner of things.
- Barlands Cottage (288)
Bed & Breakfast in Barlands Cottage or self-catered lodging in the Old Stable on the beautiful Gower Peninsula.
- Brodwaith Embroidery And Clothing (326)
Custom embroidered gifts including many Celtic and Welsh designs. Towels can be personalised with your names. They make a perfect gift with a Celtic/Welsh theme.
- Bus Wales (290)
Bus Wales has been formed to meet the needs of the independent traveller. We tour the most Wild and Welsh parts of Wales, visiting places difficult to reach and easy to miss if you were on your own.
- Cambria: Wales's Magazine (377)
Cambria: Wales' National Magazine
- Cerdd Ystwyth Music (320)
A bi-lingual music shop in Aberystwyth that specializes in Welsh CDs, tapes and sheet music. They will ship orders world-wide.
- Chauffeurs For You (Wales) (315)
Chauffeurs for You are a professional, South Wales based family run business who can provide you with a superior executive chauffeuring service to and from all locations along the M4 corridor including Cardiff, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Newport, Merthyr and Pontypridd.
- Clyne Farm Centre (324)
Self Catering and Activities at Clyne Farm Centre, Mumbles, Gower, Swansea, Wales, UK.
Clyne Farm Centre (Fferm y Clun) is located on one of the seven hills overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay with the North Devon Coastline on its horizon - the village of Mumbles nestles in the bay below and Gower spreads out the the west.
- Coast & Country Holidays (586)
Coast & Country Holidays provides self catering holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion , Carmarthenshire, Gwynedd and the Wye Valley.
- Cymruted Collectable Bears (272)
Home of the Welsh Lady Teddy Bear. Unique, collectible and traditional teddy bears and Welsh Lovespoons that are great Christmas wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation or valentine gifts or presents that can be personalised to your needs. Made to the highest standards of Welsh art and craft work, our Teddy Bears are sure to become cherished for many years, even a lifetime, when given with love to someone you care about.
- David Morgan (421)
Among the many clothing and jewelry items for sale are a line of Celtic jewelry.
- David Western Lovespoons (304)
David Western's individually designed, hand carved lovespoons are a unique art form which can be given at a wide range of occasions. They make memorable wedding gifts, lovely anniversary markers and are wonderful, personal presents at housewarmings, christenings, birthdays or any other occasion where a deep degree of caring and individuality are important.
- Dolgun Uchaf Guest House (308)
Welcome to Dolgun Uchaf, a 500 year old building that started life as a late medieval Hall house in the Snowdonia National Park which later became a meeting house for Quakers. The old oak beams and lovely oak paneling of this B&B give this farmhouse a touch of character and charm unique. Located about one and a half miles from the market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Snowdonia, Gwynedd, North Wales, Dolgun Uchaf is a small attractive farm, offering bed and breakfast holidays in guesthouse lodging, with fabulous views of the mountains and excellent walking, including the famous torrent walk that passes only a few hundred meters from the establishment.
- Felin Fach (398)
FelinFach is a Welsh company based at a 200 year old former flour mill in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. FelinFach offers traditionally woven Welsh blankets, quilts, throws, cushions, bedding, gadget covers (for iPads, iPhones, Kindles) and other handmade crafts. Many of our products are made with Welsh wool, Irish linen and Elanbach and Liberty of London fabrics.
All our handmade crafts are created in limited numbers with personal care and attention. None of our products will ever be exactly the same even if they have the same design, simply because they are handmade! We can however, make personalised or bespoke products for special occasions, such as a baby quilt, baby blanket or baby throw, a Graduation throw or other 'one-off’ items for celebrations or anniversaries. Our Welsh and UK rare-breed sheep wool is woven locally in Wales on traditional looms using the skills of yesteryear.
Our soft furnishings are ideal for all types of homes from city centre apartments and modern houses to more traditional homes in the countryside. Our Welsh blankets and throws are traditionally woven in mills in Wales and are cosy and warm on sofas and beds. We have small baby blankets and throws designed to be light but very warm. We make handmade cushions in all shapes and sizes and our cushions, matched with our blankets and throws, are the easiest and quickest way to change the look and feel of a room or your home. All our handmade cushions have a feather pad and the buttons are handmade from stoneware, wood and ceramics.
- Freespirit Images (327)
Images and books by Nick Jenkins, a Cardiff photographer and author.
- Garthyfog Farm (353)
Self-catering log cabins in Snowdonia - Garthyfog Farm boasts magnificent views of the Mawddach Estuary. Backing onto the Cader Idris mountain range with the popular beaches of Fairbourne and Barmouth less than two miles away.
- Golwg360 (851)
Companion website to Golwg magazine, Golwg360 provides Welsh-language news, articles and reviews.
- Harp & Dragon (326)
Harps, bagpipes and Irish musical instruments; Celtic jewelry and gifts; Welsh crafts, souvenirs and books.
- Herbey's News (319)
A traditional newsagent in Carmarthen retailing a wide range of Welsh greetings cards, Welsh magazines, Welsh educational books for children and Welsh books for adults.
- Jen Delyth Keltic Designs (297)
Original and traditional Celtic designs by artist Jen Delyth. Jen specializes in Celtic art with a focus on Welsh mythology.
- Kings and Queens Pottery (271)
A family-run business in Carmarthen selling Portmeirion pottery.
- Little Welsh Shop (300)
The UK's most comprehensive harp supermarket.
- Lovespoons Wales (375)
Lovespoons Wales : The Home of Unique Wooden Gifts sells Welsh lovespoons of all types for all occasions.
- Old UK Photos (288)
Old photographs from the UK (including Wales). The majority of the photographs date from the 1890's and 1900's.
- Orllwyn Holiday Cottage (294)
A three-bedroom self-catered holiday cottage in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire.
- Reflective Images (338)
A small publishing company specialising in the reproduction of images of Welsh social history dating from 1890. The site is bilingual and is updated continually.
- Sain (586)
The music of Wales featuring many of today's top Welsh language artists
- Shaggy Sheep Tours Of Wales (333)
Shaggy Sheep arranges bus tours of Wales (including return transportation from London).
- Sheep Poo Paper (387)
Creative Paper Wales, the only craft paper mill in Wales, are makers of handcrafted papers and paper products including the unique and wonderful "Sheep Poo Paper."
- Siop Y Siswrn (319)
With branches in Mold and Wrexham, Siop Y Siswrn sells everything from Welsh language CDs and books to Welsh knick-knacks and t-shirts.
- Ty Hanleigh Knitwear (287)
A family-run knitwear business in Newport, South Wales. Their ranges include sweaters, jumpers, jackets, cardigans, hats, waistcoats, bags and scarves in a wide choice of styles,colours, yarns and prices.
- Wales Cottages: Luxury Self Catering Accommodation... (289)
Four Wales Tourist Board accredited self catering holiday cottages, Bwthyn Y Saer, Hafod Y Wennol, Y Stabl and Ty Cerbyd. The turn of the century cottages lie on a farm in the ancient hamlet of Cilybebyll (thought to have been where the Romans at Neath spent leisure time) near Pontardawe.
- Wales Holiday (589)
Welcome to your locally based national cottage agency for Wales with an outstanding selection of rural and coastal self-catering holiday cottages in North Wales (Snowdonia), West Wales (Pembrokeshire), The Gower, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons. We also cater for pet lovers with our pet friendly cottages.
- Welsh Country Crafts (289)
A Llangollen, Denbighshire shop that sells a wide range of crafts.
- Welsh Dragon Embroidery (354)
Welsh Dragon Embroidery, a small, Welsh, family-run firm based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, produce high quality, embroidered leisure-wear, and we are particularly proud of our original range of humorous, Welsh embroidery designs.
- Welsh Gold (299)
Pure Welsh gold, gold and silver jewellery hand made by Kelvin Jenkins.
- Wise Choice British Foods, Gifts & Candies (387)
"Your British Store in the Heart of America" sells a wide variety of British and Irish food ranging from candies and puddings to jams and pickles
- Woodlands, Penally, Tenby (275)
Looking to "recharge your batteries" in Pembrokeshire? "Woodlands" is a holiday bungalow available for a stay in Penally (near Tenby).
- Y Lolfa (529)
Y Lolfa is one of Wales' leading printers and publishers. As well as a huge list of Welsh books we sell English books of Welsh and Celtic interest and resources for Welsh learners.