THE PEOPLE of the Tywi Valley have joined forces to create a welcoming atmosphere for the start of the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery.

This morning – Monday, May 29 - the Eisteddfod officially opened, with seven volunteers being given the honour of being named Eisteddfod yr Urdd Honorary President 2023.

The community has been celebrating the momentous occasion being held in the area by decorating their homes, schools, businesses and local landmarks in red, white and green to welcome visitors to the Eisteddfod.

Not only did the people of Llandovery get involved but also the neighbouring residents and businesses in Llandeilo, Llandybie and Llangadog as well as Ysgol Teilo Sant and Ysgol Ffairfach.

Take a look at some of the pictures below.

Western Telegraph: Ysgol Ffairfach's signYsgol Ffairfach's sign (Image: Stuart Ladd),

Western Telegraph: Colourful sign on the road to Llandovery.Colourful sign on the road to Llandovery. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

Western Telegraph: Tyre display.Tyre display. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

Western Telegraph: Sign in Llangadog.Sign in Llangadog. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

Western Telegraph: Ysgol Teilo Sant, Llandeilo's display.Ysgol Teilo Sant, Llandeilo's display. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

Western Telegraph: A fun design in Llandybie.A fun design in Llandybie. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

Western Telegraph: The Drovers statue decked out. The Drovers statue decked out. (Image: Stuart Ladd)

The Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery runs between May 29 and June 3. For tickets, visit

See more of the pictures in the gallery at the top of the article. All pictures were taken by Stuart Ladd.