by Morgana . July 31, 2021 4 min read
by Morgana . July 10, 2021 3 min read
Offas Dyke is a 177 mile (285 kilometre) footpath that was officially opened on 10th July 1971. It is one of Britain's National Trails and is also Britain’s longest ancient monument. In the 8th century, King Offa of Mercia erected this wide border rampart to separate Wales and England. Much later, in 1971 Offa's Dyke path was placed alongside it, from Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in the North.
by Morgana . June 23, 2021 2 min readRead More
by Morgana . June 19, 2021 4 min read
Hiraeth is a Welsh word in everyday use in modern times. It is also one of a few Welsh words that is commonly used in the English language like bach and cwtch. There is no single English word that adequately translates the meaning of the word but it means a deep sense of longing, a yearning for that which has past, a sense of homesickness tinged with grief or sorrow over the lost or departed.
by Morgana . June 10, 2021 5 min read
Beaches in Wales are some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world, with hundreds of hidden coves and bays. Despite their beauty, many of these beaches remain relatively inaccessible, little known and rarely visited. From Llanddwyn on Anglesey to Cefn Sidan in Carmarthenshire, there's a beach to suit everybody... and at Llanddwyn is the home to the Patron Saint for Welsh lovers!
by Morgana . June 02, 2021 1 min read
We have joined the All Things Wales website community. Cymru wrth galon supports the independent business community in Wales through a combination of cultural understanding and a passion for all things Welsh. It gives consumers who have an affinity with Wales the chance to buy something special, something with a human touch and most importantly something that is Welsh.
by Morgana . June 01, 2021 3 min read
Cofiwch Dryweryn means “Remember Tryweryn” in English and it refers to the drowning of a village near to Bala in north Wales. The village was Capel Celyn and it was drowned to provide water for Liverpool. Twelve houses and farms were also submerged and 48 people out of the 67 who were living in the Valley lost their homes.
by Morgana . May 14, 2021 3 min read
Born on 27th October 1914 Dylan was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, Do not go gentle into that good night, And death shall have no dominion, and Under Milk Wood. Thomas left school to be a newspaper reporter but it wasn't until 1932 when concentrated on his poetry full-time. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his death at 39 in New York.
by Morgana . May 01, 2021 2 min read
Today, 15th July is St Swithin's day and in Wales St Cewydd's Day. Traditional folklore and legend says that whatever the weather is like on St Swithin's Day - whether rain or sunshine - it will continue for the next 40 days and 40 nightsWeather experts says that since records began in 1861, there has never been a record of 40 dry or 40 wet days in a row following St Swithin's Day..
by Morgana . February 24, 2021 5 min read
St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and on 1st March each year commemorating the anniversary of his death in 589 AD. St David’s is the smallest UK city with an estimated population of 1,800. Celebrations are not done by half and not just on one day but are usually spread over a two-week period!!
by Morgana . February 24, 2021 3 min read
When is St. Davids day? Here in Wales we commemorate the anniversary of Saint Davids death on the 1st of March of each year. St David was the Patron Saint of Wales who died on 1st March 589 AD. However, it wasn’t until the 18th century that St Davids Day became a national day of celebration in Wales.
by Morgana . February 22, 2021 3 min read
Here in Wales on the 1st of March we celebrate St David’s Day, which commemorates the anniversary of Saint David's death in 589 AD. Interestingly, a survey made available by CADW suggests that a surprisingly high number of adults in Wales are not familiar why the country celebrates St David’s Day each 1st March