Breton visit to stones

Bretons at the Gorsedd stones in Netpool, Cardigan

Bretons at the Gorsedd stones in Netpool, Cardigan

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A party of 50 Bretons dressed up as druids and visited the Gorsedd stones on a visit to Cardigan last week.

The party - twinning visitors to Llandysul - were entertained by Cardigan Castle education officer Rhian Medi Jones.

Druids, banner bearers, flower girls, sword bearers and a carrier for the Horn of Plenty filled the pavement outside Andrew Price and the scene quickly turned into a mini Celtic festival, with banners flying and pipers piping.

"It was a colourful, lively foretaste of what can be expected when Cardigan Castle is open and able to welcome such visits from all over to the home of the first Eisteddfod," said Rhian.

The ceremony was closed in the traditional manner with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau, the tune of which is the same for Wales and Brittany.

"This was a very successful visit, forging important connections for Cardigan in the future," Rhian added.

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