Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-13 16:20
"North Wales is a landscape charged with a history of faith, and this particular pilgrim route will be, for all who follow it, a true path towards the light, supported by all those living memories of prayer and holy lives," said Dr. Rowan Williams about the new pilgrim trail across Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-04-24 20:02
The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to provide UK£4.7m for conservation work to the building and grounds at Cardigan Castle. The 12th century castle was once home to Welsh princes.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-20 14:23
Archaeologist Karl-James Langford believes historians may have overlooked a Roman quarry in Barry, Wales because it was just "too obvious."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-14 18:47
We invite you to join us in at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls from April 29 to May 1, 2011. Join us in friendship, in song and in celebration. Let’s keep the tradition of our Ontario Welsh Festival alive and vibrant. To accomplish this, we need your support and presence next year and in the years ahead.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-03-20 20:27
The playing fields of Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive Upper School in Neath, Wales must occupy a strategic location since they were the site of not one, but two Roman forts, a 1st century timber structure and a later stone fort.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-10 19:39
Sunday worshippers at Bangor Cathedral in Wales were given a rare treat recently: they were permitted to view the Bangor Pontifical, "a 14th Century bishop's manuscript, containing blessings and text of plainchant." The manuscript had been absent from its home for preservation and digitalization. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-07 16:31
During the Middle Ages, Edward I built his "iron ring" of fortresses to protect his kingdom from unrest in Wales. Now, these castles are bringing tourists to the country in record numbers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-11 09:15
In the first quarter of the 14th century, Anian 'Sais', the Bishop of Bangor in Wales, possessed a manuscript comprised of liturgical instructions and a substantial body of plainchant. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the University and Bangor Cathedral, the manuscript is available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-05 09:05
This Christmas, locals and visitors to Aberystwyth, Wales will be treated to a display of 4th century Roman artifacts at the Ceredigion Museum. The pieces were most likely owned by a wealthy landowner.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-11-11 11:16
Archaeologists working on a site in Abergwyngregyn, North Wales may have discovered the remains of a Royal Court dating to the 12th century. The area has links to Prince Llewellyn.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-03 17:20
Teacher Karl James Langford and his students are on a quest: to find the lost medieval village of Whitelands near Porthkerry in Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 12:00
iPhone users and British folklore enthusiasts may want to download the iPhone app for the Mabinogion, a cycle of Welsh legends collected in the 14th century Red Book of Hergest.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-09-22 17:15
A complete suit of armor has been found at the Roman fortress of Caerleon in southern Wales. The armor was found on what is believed to be the top floor of a warehouse.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-05 12:44
Students learning to use geophysical equipment have discovered several large buildings at the Roman fortress of Caerleon in south Wales. Cardiff University's Peter Guest said the find was "totally unexpected."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-27 15:55
Welsh heritage minister Alun Ffred Jones has announced the creation of the website Archwilio, an online database mapping archaeological sites and discoveries across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-23 17:50
Archaeologists are excited by recent excavations at Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which have uncovered evidence of several 12th century buildings including two towers and a "highly desirable stone residence."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-07-25 17:41
Fifty-one visitors to Castell Coch in Tongwynlais near Cardiff, Wales got more than they bargained for when a maintenance crane collapsed the castle's drawbridge, trapping the visitors inside. No one was injured.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-06-24 18:49
Melanie Phillips, a former tour guide at Pembroke Castle in Wales, has begun a campaign to construct a memorial to King Henry VII, who was born in the castle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-06-20 11:27
Four years ago, Cwmbra, Wales resident Lynsey Gunn took a cake-decorating class at Torfaen council’s Croesyceiliog community education centre. Now she has created a fantastic sugar replica of Raglan Church. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-06-09 09:00
The Mabinogion, a series of Welsh stories first written down in the 13th century, are now available free of charge for iPhone.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-18 09:50
Little seems to be known about the origins of Eliseg’s Pillar, a Dark Ages monument in Wales' Pant y Groes, the Valley of the Cross. The original pillar was kncoked down during the English Civil War, and re-erected in the 18th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-01-04 08:15
Dikran Aivazian of the Kingdom of An Tir reports on the creation of a Celtic bardic association in the western United States and Canada.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-20 16:51
A Christmas card, in the form of a wonderful rendition of the Gower Wassail by Welsh traditional folksinger Phil Tanner, accompanied by a museum-quality video of the Ewenny Wassail Bowl, is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-16 17:03
Morris dancers and revelers gather in Wales for celebration of the New Year. Video clips of the revelry have been posted on YouTube by SteveWurzel.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-06 15:18
Metal detectorist John Lyon was thrilled to find a hoard of 44 coins dating to the 13th century in a farmyard near Pinchbeck, Wales, but the real discovery may be the source of the coins: a 13th century "well-built house" with a possible ecclesiastical connection.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-26 12:50
Ewloe Castle, a Welsh structure built in the 13th century by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is scheduled to be auctioned December 8, 2009. Starting bid? UK£80,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-16 17:18
Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod! In celebration of the House of Tudor's solid Welsh roots, Time for Tudor will be going a bit leeky this year. Dancing and camaraderie will fill our evening and a prize will be offered for Best Use of Leek in Food so bring something light to share in the Appetizer bar.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 09:31
The discovery of a tiny sword stud beneath a shop in Monmouth, Wales has archaeologists excited - and worried. The stud has led to the discovery of evidence of a 10th century Anglo Saxon settlement in the area, a discovery now threatened by commercial development.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-23 15:35
A team of archaeologists using a geophysical survey have discovered what is believed to be Capel y Groes, a grange chapel built in 1165 and connected to nearby Strata Florida Abbey. The church was last recorded on maps in the mid 19th century and considered "lost" since that time.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-11 17:10
In the year 1278, Llewelyn ap Grufudd (Llewelyn the Last) pays homage to King Edward I. He is finally allowed to marry Elinor, daughter of Simon de Montfort. King Edward claims northern Ceredigion and begins building a string of strong castles at Aberystwyth, Flint, Rhuddlan, and Builth to enforce his presence in Wales.