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First Minister Opens Carmarthen’s New Welsh Language Centre


On Thursday, October 15th, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, will visit Carmarthen to perform the opening ceremony of the town’s new Welsh language centre, Yr Atom.

The event will bring together a number of people from the area who have supported the venture in order to celebrate this important milestone in the town’s cultural and linguistic history.

The Centre’s main aim will be to develop Carmarthen as a truly bilingual town, ensuring that the Welsh language is seen and heard more often.

Yr Atom will help to create a vibrant Welsh community where local people, of all ages and backgrounds, will be able to socialise in the Welsh language.

In the same way, it is hoped that the Centre will also act as a catalyst for increasing the range and number of activities available through the medium of Welsh elsewhere across town.

Yr Atom, in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council and Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr, is working closely with the local business community, local groups and organisations to provide a programme of Welsh language courses as well as a large number of leisure activities.