There’s just 30 days to go until the long awaited Eisteddfod yr Urdd gets underway in Carmarthenshire.

This weekend also saw the launch of the Harddu Sir Gâr competition, organised by the Mentrau Iaith, which encourages communities, businesses and schools to be named the best decorated as the county prepares to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod to Llandovery from May 29-June 3.

Bunting is available to purchase from the Egin and the Atom in Carmarthen – £12 for 10m, with other locations to be confirmed soon.

For more information about the competition and more visit the council’s dedicated Urdd webpage:

This year there will be free entry to low-income families to the Urdd Eisteddfod.

There are two ways for low-income families to claim free tickets:

  • Urdd £1 Membership – an e-mail will be sent to families who receive the Urdd £1 Membership with information of how to claim their ticket. The e-mail will include a unique discount code that can only be used once with their account.
  • Application form – an application form can be completed on the Urdd’s website to claim low-income tickets. Before tickets can be claimed, the person or family will need to confirm that they are eligible within the listed criteria. Full information and criteria of who can apply for the low-income tickets will be available on the Urdd website.

Cllr. Darren Price, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council said “With 30 days to go, the whole of Carmarthenshire is getting ready to welcome Eisteddfod yr Urdd. Let us all get into the spirit of the celebrations by decorating our homes, businesses, schools and communities and give a real spectacle to visitors of our county as they travel to the Eisteddfod at Llandovery.


“Attending the Urdd Eisteddfod, in their own county, will be a unique experience to the children and young people of Carmarthenshire. I’m delighted, therefore, that a free entry provision to families on low-income is being made available, so every family and child in Carmarthenshire has the opportunity to attend this unique and special festival.”


Tickets for the Eisteddfod and Triban Festival are on sale now. Tickets for Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 will also include access to the Triban Festival. The ticket prices will increase on May 29.


Find out more on the Urdd website