Promoting an interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Son of Prophecy, his life, times and society and his great Welsh War of Independence;also promoting causes today in Glyndwr's spirit and promoting the flying of the Glyndwr flag on Sept 16 Glyndwr Day.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


A news &Information Service – please inform us of any Glyndwr interest news.
If using material from this document please quote source.
Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr/Embassy Glyndŵr
Tel: 07787926981: E-mail: llysgenhadaeth@ntlworld.com

To commemorate
28 MAY 1354, Owain Glyndŵr’s Birthday, activities to be held throughout Wales for our ANTUR ELUSEN GLYNDŴR. Please note an article will be posted soon with further information on this.

Commemorating 21 MEHEFIN 1404 We shall continue our on going attempts to get a major mid - summer 'Dydd y Senedd' 21 Mehefin 1400 Prif Gŵyl Tywysog Owain Glyndŵr up and running annually at Machynlleth on this weekend following the longest day of the year to Commemorate ‘Dydd y Senedd’ and to celebrate ‘Dydd y Coroni.’. See posting in near future titled ‘Teyrnas Glyndŵr – Glyndŵr Heritage living History’.

Pic: Siân Ifan (c) Visions Glyndŵr, shows two Warrior Women members of 'Teyrnas Glyndŵr' carrying 'Baneri Glyndŵr' at this years SGF 'Gŵyl Glyndŵr Abercraf. Wanted, medieval re - enactors, enthusiasts and ''weekend warriors'' prepared to ''go back in time'' to relive the life, times and society of Owain Glyndŵr in 14th century Cymru. News of our first LLUEST GLYNDŴR - TEYRNAS GLYNDŴR soon.

To commemorate 16 MEDI 1400: We will continue to encourage and promote ‘Dydd Glyndŵr’ commemorative local celebrations throughout the land and a major national patriotic festival in Corwen with events taking place at Pentre Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen and on Caerdrewyn. We are really at a loss as to why the best Glyndŵr Festivals are in the South - as at Abercraf annually, Apart from Llanwrst, the North seems to play Glyndŵr low key and, rather pathetically, Corwen and Machynlleth, the two towns most associated with Owain Glyndŵr, hold no events at all! Machynlleth is the most disappointing as that town now, it seems, chooses and prefers to be known as the Windmill capital of Wales rather than Prif Ddinas Owain IV 'Tywysog Cymru.

Re the Annual gathering of Pobl Glyndŵr at Corwen on and around 16 Medi, organised as the ‘national’ patriotic festival to celebrate 'Dydd Glyndŵr',. Next year, this event will possibly be a 3/4 day affair re-launched with great impact so as to make an impression on patriots. Hopefully this will make them wish to return year after year if only to participate in the greatest events such as an annual walk up Mynydd y Gaer to gather within the ramparts of Caer Drewyn and from the summit, raise up their Baneri Glyndŵr in celebration of 'Dydd Glyndŵr' 16 Medi 1400 - Our Independence Day. See posting 1000 POBL GLYNDŴR AND OTHER PATRIOTS TO CAERDREWYN 16 MEDI 2007.
Pic: Sian Ifan (c) Visions Glyndŵr. Flying 'Baner Glyndŵr halfway up Moel y Gaer close to the outer ramparts of Caerdrewyn. All we need on 16 Medi 2007 is for 999 Pobl Glyndŵr and other patriots with 999 more 'Baneri Glyndŵr' to be at the same half way stage en route for one of the greatest commemorative events in our history. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IF WE SHOW THE UNITY AND SOLIDARITY THAT WAS SHOWN ON THIS MOUNTAIN ON 18 MEDI 1400 AND BEFORE THAT IN 1165, see posting else where on subject of 'Battle of Crogan' in relation to the Hafod Rubbish Dump Protests: 'SAFWN YN Y BWLCH.
NOTE: Next year, the ambition is to see if we can enthuse 1000 patriots to raise 1000 Baneri Glyndŵr up around the ramparts of this ancient fortress. What a sight from below if we could do it - and we can – if we all make it happen. Don’t, once again, leave it to others to do it for you, contact us to be put on our list as one of the 1000 that has vowed ‘juratus Oweyn’ in this little way.
CASTLE SEIGE 1407 – 2007 COMMEMORATIONS: In particular, Keep in mind commemorative events in association with the anniversaries Of the English besieging Aberystwyth and Harlech Castles; Pobl Glyndŵr in these two communities will, hopefully, organise An exiting commemorative programme.

2: Other Regional Glyndŵr commemorative events are occasionally held at Bryn Glas (June) Cydweli (Hydref) and Caernarfon (Tachwedd).

NEWS: Thus far, we have supported a ''Glyndŵr Commemoration'' annually held at Hope which included a march to Castell Caergwle but, with the arrival of 2007 comes the 725th anniversary of 1282 so, next year will be marked by commemorations prompted by 'Antur Ysbryd Cofiwn' and organised by numerous groups in that connection. these events will be of local and national consequence and one event which will be of national importance is that which marks the anniversary of the start of the 1282 war, when Dafydd III, from his base at Castell Caergwle, launched an attack on Castell Hawarden situated not too distant from Castell Caergwle and in an area heavy with history associated with the period of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd and his brother Dafydd. Note Dafydd was captured in 1282 and executed in Shrewsbury by means of being hung, drawn and quartered, there is a small plaque on the wall of a bank in the town centre recording this tragic event that took place on 3 Hydref 1282. Coffâd 1282 – 2007 Commemorations will take place at Caergwle on and around Palm Sunday of 2007 and, hopefully, thereafter will become an annual event.
Picture of Castell Caergwle 5 - 9 - 2006 taken by G.Gruffydd (C) YSBRYD COFIWN. The photo shows the flags of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd and of his brother Dafydd, view is toward Castell Hawarden to the east and England.

3: Regional Weekend Outings in form of Field trips have been held at:

Carmarthen with a major Hâf Glyndŵr Summer Weekend outing in Ystrad Tywi during July
followed with a rally at the site of the 'Battle of Stalling Down' about Mid July.

Pic: Siân Ifan (c) Visions Glyndŵr, depics 'Y Ddraig Aur' being flown at a Llandovery Pobl Glyndŵr gathering during a 'Haf Glyndŵr 1403 - 2003 Commemoration.

At Woodbury Hill, Worcestershire over August Bank Holiday weekend.

4: MYSTERY ‘ARWR GLYNDŴR’ COMMEMORATION FOR 2007. Further full information in the new year but, in order to keep you guessing, look at the photos below and see if you can suss out the site of what will be a wonderful location for a BANER GLYNDŴR FLAG RALLY plus a wonderful Pobl Glyndŵr picnic site later on in the year when the weather, hopefully, will be sunny and hot?

Pic: Sian Ifan (c) Visions Glyndŵr depics the place where two events will be held in 2007 but where is it? The fallen flag is a clue and the first one to provide an answer will have the honour of raising up that flag at this place; such will be done for the first time in how many years? All possible answers to Siân at the Embassy - but be quick about it in case 1000's know exactly where it is and even suprise us with their knowledge of 'Hanes Glyndŵr' sites.


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