Ein Hanes Ni…

How do we tap into the buzz of the Eisteddfod and stimulate a sense of belonging to a community?

Over the past year, Menter Iaith Môn has been working on an exciting project across Ynys Môn called Ein Hanes Ni. The project is designed to bridge generations by encouraging community activity to investigate the culture, linguistics, history and secrets of an area that may not necessarily be recorded in a traditional form. In response to concerns that people (especially elders) within our communities were suffering from loneliness following lockdowns, a scheme was put in place to draw children and older people together to foster and ensure constant communication, skills development, connections and new friendships.


Menter Iaith Môn has received encouraging and positive feedback from viewers and contributors, so we decided to expand the project to Gwynedd, focusing first on four communities within the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Llŷn & Eifionydd area- Ardudwy, Criccieth, Pwllheli and Talysarn.


We placed a magnifying glass on the communities and ensured a voice and platform for the youngest and oldest members. A series of conversations and interviews were conducted between residents of the areas, and recorded in the form of short films. The films were shown for the first time at a busy launch at the Eisteddfod. The films are now available to watch here, on our social media pages, and at various events/venues in the four communities.


Ein Hanes Ni: Ardudwy -

Ein Hanes Ni: Cricieth -

Ein Hanes Ni: Pwllheli -

Ein Hanes Ni: Talysarn -

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