A greatly successful tribe formed from people who originated from the mediterranean long before English and England was ever thought of. The Welsh language was spoken widely across southern Britain.
A few thousand years later the English took over what they called Wales and treated the Welsh rather badly. One great event was the Welsh Knot where children who spoke Welsh were made to wear a sign around their neck "Welsh Knot". Also laws were written in English only meaning that the Welsh could not understand them.
Due to this anti-Welsh attitute by the English the Welsh language was almost lost. A bible was written some years later in Welsh which is the basis of the modern Welsh language (Cymraeg).
Even in more modern times the Welsh are treated by the English as underdogs. England did not win the war! (WWII)
Some Welsh people dislike the English for very good reason. A lot of English people hate the Welsh - for no reason whatsoever.
Some English hate the Welsh because of their Welsh accents. They will never see that the worst accents in Europe come from the south-east of England.
He comes from Pwllheli, he is Welsh.
Welsh Assembly - current half-formed government for Wales created by Englishmen but not allowed to be taken further.
Therefore there is a very long list of crimes involving Welshmen shagging sheep, although it is only the English who would actually ever fuck a sheep, it is just another example of the Welsh tricking the English once again.
Welshman "I was infact taking the sheep to fuck."
Englishman "Oh, thats good then our law endorses sheep shaggers. You will only have to lose a finger.
The Welsh suffered badly at the hands of the English, during the times of rulers such as Edward Longshanks, and even had their language ruled as illegal. ( cos the stupid git didn't have the intellect to learn the language, and as many overstuffed, self righteous Englishmen, thought everyone was talking about him.)
The Welsh are proud, hardworking, and have survived, and will continue to survive any adversity.
The Welsh now have a government of their own, ( which, granted, is pretty shit at the moment) but is a step in the right direction. Despite all that has been done to try and break the Welsh spirit, they have battled on, and are now a recognised country in their own standiing again.
Sadly, there are still a few pathetic pretend Irishmen, like the one who has left a comment just above, who think that because their very distant ancestors had a rough time, everyone else should feel sorry for them, and pay their way for them for the rest of their lives, just because a very small minoroty of them didn't have the guts to hold on to their heritage. PIKEY.
................Fuck it, ME.
You are proud to be where you are from, you have love for your country and long for it's comforts. The Welsh come from many traditions and patriotism is one of the oldest. And we have every right to be patriotic. We are a strong principality, despite the discrimination we face not just from out brother and sister neighbouring countries but by our Government. One of the oldest languages in Europe and the first people in Britain and we're still alive and fighting. That is something to be proud of.
I truly love my country. I am proud of everything it possess and stands for. Freedom. Unity. Patriotism. Talent. Love. And I may travel and move away from home, but I will NEVER forget the land I came from because, to me, it's the perfect home.
Be proud to wave the flag of whatever country you are from :)