Geraint Jones, from Bontnewydd near Caernarfon was presented with the badge of office during the Eisteddfod
opening ceremony on Saturday.
But last month National Eisteddfod
officials revealed they were making changes to this year's festival site after Storm Gareth caused extensive flooding in the Conwy Valley and sparked health and safety concerns.
's competitive side got under way, with a number of competitions throughout the day.
Last week's National Eisteddfod
was hugely successful, with attendances up despite mixed weather.
As the council had already decided to redevelop the playing fields and improve the facilities, it was a mutually beneficial arrangement for the National Eisteddfod
to be held on the site.
Yr actores a'r awdures Ffion Dafis fydd yn ein cyflwyno i'r brifddinas ac yn rhoi rhagflas o'r hyn sydd ar y gweill eleni o'r Bae yn y rhaglen arbennig, Croeso i'r Eisteddfod
, nos Wener, 3 Awst ar S4C.
Matthew,, who played Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in The Edge Of Love and starred in the hit American TV series Brothers and Sisters, was back in Wales to adjudicate drama competitions at the National Eisteddfod
. Nia, who co-starred with Ioan Gruffydd in Solomon and Geinor and featured in Academy Award nominated film Patagonia, is a regular visitor to the Eisteddfod
after an early career competing in recitation competitions.
800 is the number of years the Eisteddfod
has been in existence.
That event, next May, will comeless than a year after the National Eisteddfod
in Cardiff This August, and there are concerns the city could suffer Eisteddfod
fatigue - particularly among the vital volunteer force.
"The intention is to stage the Eisteddfod
fairly close to Llanrwst and work is continuing to ensure this will take place."
The National Eisteddfod
Science and Technology Medal honours individuals who have made their mark in the world of science and technology through the medium of Welsh.
officials need to stress the festival is not an "enclave for Welsh speakers" and should continue to develop its appeal to a wider audience an arts chief said.
Mon yn torri tir newydd yn ei hanes toraethog eleni with i fudiad penodol drefnu'r wyl.
ROEDD pafiliwn pinc Eisteddfod
Genedlaethol Sir Gar 2014 yn llwyfan i nifer o gyngherddau cofiadwy - ac un o'r uchafbwyntiau oedd Cyngerdd Cor yr Eisteddfod
At the Association's annual meeting, staged at the National Eisteddfod
Maes yesterday, chairman Megan Jones said she was delighted the bleak days of the past few years appeared to be behind them.