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Welsh Language Pages

Special thanks to our translator Sian Beidas

 

he Castles of Wales has always recognized the importance of supporting efforts aimed at preserving the ancient Celtic language of Wales. Although considerable efforts were made in the past to suppress the learning of Welsh, it nevertheless survives as a true living language, and today there are many communities throughout Wales where Welsh is still the language of everyday life for a majority of the people. We are therefore pleased to be able to present several pages at the Castles of Wales web site in Welsh (listed below). For those interested in learning more about the Welsh language, we have also provided links to certain Welsh language learning resources on the net, as well as other web sites that have pages available in Welsh. Cymru am Byth!

Welsh language pages: 

Native Welsh Castles Gruffydd ap Cynan (d.1137)
Strata Florida Abbey Owain Gwynedd (d.1170)
Abbey Cwmhir Rhys ap Gruffydd (d.1197)
Dyserth Castle Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (d.1240)
Sycharth Castle Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (d.1244)
Poem: "Beware of Wales" Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (d.1282)
Gwenllian Princess of Wales The Final Campaign of Prince Llywelyn
Welsh Castles of Edward I Orewin Bridge and the Fall of Wales
Rhodri Fawr (d.878) Owain Lawgoch (d.1378)
Hywel Dda (d.950) Owain Glyndwr (d.1415?)
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (d.1063)

"Since 1410 most Welsh people most of the time have abandoned any idea of independence as unthinkable. But since 1410 most Welsh people, at some time or another, if only in some secret corner of the mind, have been "out with Owain and his barefoot scrubs." For the Welsh mind is still haunted by it's lightning-flash vision of a people that was free." Gwyn A. Williams 

Cymdeithas Madog Home Page - Extensive list of Welsh language resources

 

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