Becoming a Welsh speaker could change your life - opening up a wider range of job opportunities,
supporting your child with their education, exploring Welsh culture, participating in Welsh cultural
events, and even making new friends and acquaintances.
New webcam fitted Nov 2016
(Published on Youtube. First part is in Welsh, followed by English)
(Published on Youtube by John Page. It shows the devastation caused by the small River Hawen
and the small stream Nant Eisteddfa in June 1993)
Pilgrimage 2012 is a 22 day walk across South Wales from Llanthony Priory in the Brecon Beacons to St Davids in Pembrokeshire.
The route takes in many cultural and historical sites, and involves schools, local communities, medieval events such as feasts,
entertainment and row boats, and plenty of walking to join in with along the way.
Pilgrimage 2012 map - http://goo.gl/maps/hOxs
Llangrannog Welfare Committee
Newsletter 1 (2011 - 2012)
Newsletter 2 (2011 - 2012)
These are now taking place regularly in Pontgarreg Hall. Contact Cassie Brown on 07805 483674 for
This has now moved to the Pentre Arms, and continues on the first and third Wednesdays of each month
at 7.30 p.m.
For further details please contact Philippa Gibson 01239 654561.
Computer tuition in Pontgarreg Village Hall.
Are you interested in receiving computer tuition? The community Council is considering providing a
series of lessons at Pontgarreg Village Hall. Contact the Council Clerk on 01545 580818 for further information.
A Picture Tour Around Llangrannog, Cardiganshire / Ceredigion.
Edward Elgar, Urdd etc.
( This was done by Ruth
Roberts and is an excellent Pictorial Tour set to music)
St Carantec Statue (Brittany)
The Saint Carantec statue has now been completed in Granite and we received the following message
from Anne and Patrice Dumas a few days ago.
"you can notice the dove and its shave, he has a bell hanging on his side, and his coat is a goat skin. the
rock at sant Karanteg' feet symbolises the one, which name is "Men ar Karantec" "Sant Karanteg's rock",
and which stands in the sea in front of the beach where the legend says our common saint landed coming from your country."
Anne has also written and Published a book called "Saint Carantec - Legends and Miracles", in French and
English and Kindly sent us a copy.
Interested in Art?
The Art Group has re-started on a Tuesday afternoon, in St. Carannog's Church Hall. If you are interested
in having space and time to paint and would like to go along please contact Benny, 01239 654463.
Are you interested in gardening? Would you like to share your ideas and learn more? The next open
meeting of the Gardening Club will be Tuesday 17th May in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.
For more information contact Heledd (01239 654327).
At the Annual General Meeting of the Welfare Committee (April 2011) the invited speaker was
Nancy Hollinrake, a Consultant Archaeologist, who, with her Archaeologist husband Charlie, excavated
the site of Carantoc's Church in Carhampton.
We have also had an e-mail from Anne Dumas in Carantec, regarding further links with Llangrannog
"I wish to tell you that there are two spots, but not churches, which are named "Ranngrannog" near
Carantec, and "Grannog" in Ile de Batz, near Carantec too. Archaeologists think that it is a name which
is before 9° century and it could prove a direct link with Llangrannog. And in the very old basilica
"Notre Dame du Folgoët" not far from Carantec, there is a stain window on which is saint Carantec,
and that means his cult is very ancient."
Click on any picture to see full size.
". I enclose three pictures which may interest you : two of them with the welsh name of our common saint.
The third one is the stained glass in the Folgoët. May I tell you that in Trégarantec, the church is not
dedicated to saint Carantec. It is only the village. In Breton language, Tré, means dependent on, Garantec,
means Carantec. Numerous breton villages or towns have a name beginning by Tré, meaning that they are
dependent on an other village or town. Trégarantec means that, in the ancient time, this village had to give
an annual tax to Carantec village. It was only a question of administration and money... ! "
If you have email, and would like to buy cheaper oil, there is the opportunity to do so in the village.
A group has been set up to allow for individuals to order oil at the same time, with the whole amount
of oil being counted as a bulk order. The system works by individuals contacting the whole group by
email when they wish to order, so that others can order at the same time. The oil is then delivered to
all participating individuals who have ordered, who are billed and charged individually, but the price
is discounted as if it was a bulk order. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Llangrannog Fireworks 2010
This year we had a grant from the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme (CREP),
to help sustain the firework display for future years.
Llangrannog Fireworks 2010
The photographs were funded through the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme and taken by Zodshop
Please help support this valuable village resource.
The exhibition on 30th October was a great success and may be repeated in 2011.
Mrs Roblin who designed and produced the Cranogwen Collage visited the exhibition and was delighted
to see that it's condition after 30 years is still good.
Many thanks to William Roblin, Anne Greig and Ian ap Dewi, who helped us find and display the Collage.
New local choir
An informal choir group is starting at Betws Ifan Hall on Tuesday evenings, from 7 – 9 p.m. The aim of
the group is to enjoy singing together and sharing that enjoyment with others. The ability to read
music will be an advantage but is not a necessity. Called the Allsorts, the choir starts on 5th October.
Further information from Helen (01239 810656) or Brenda (01239 810657).
Keeping Llangrannog Tidy
A big thank you to all the local people, too numerous to mention, who automatically pick up litter and
dog mess as part of their daily routine. The consistent, regular clearing of small bits of litter and
(sometimes large) bits of dog mess by many different people helps keep the village looking good.
Thank you all. Many visitors comment on it.
A small amount of funding is available on a 'first come first serve' basis for Neighbourhood and Home
Watch groups to visit some of the 'Best Practice Case Studies' highlighted through the research of
ERS 'Showcasing Neighbourhood and Home Watch Achievements' document. This programme allows
for local Neighbourhood and Home Watch groups across England and Wales to meet up and share ideas,
discuss common problems and explore solutions to their local community problems. For an explanation
of the Peer Visit programme and how to get involved please talk to Martin Greig in the first instance.
Mobile Phone and Broadband Reception (September 2010)
It is now possible to get a good Mobile Phone signal in the village from the following providers.
T-Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile and 3
Orange Mobile is still variable with some signal available above Penrhip or towards Ynys Lochtyn.
(The Orange signal should improve towards the end of 2010, as T-Mobile and Orange are now owned
by the same company and plan to share transmitters)
Mobile Broadband using a 3 Dongle is now possible and we were able to connect our laptop, although
it sometimes takes a few minutes to hook up.
Learn to dance
A new dance class has started in Pontgarreg Village Hall. Covering Jive, ballroom, salsa, and Charleston,
the class commenced on February 1st and continues on Monday nights from 8 – 10 p.m. Beginners are
welcome. Cost is £3 per person. Please turn up, or for further information contact Ruth on 01239 654544.
Join a Choir
Richard Williams is hoping to start a small mixed choir/vocal group. Some ability to read music is essential
as is the possession of a singing voice with little or no vibrato (wobble!). There will be a simple audition
for compatibility with other voices in the group. The aim will be to achieve a good standard without
entering competitions. Richard is also looking for violin or viola players for string quartets.
Please contact him on 01239 810992.
New Urdd Facilities
The new Fitness Room at the Urdd Leisure Centre in Llangrannog is now open. Members can use it
Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open for occasional users on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For details of membership and occasional user prices, please contact: 01239 653140.
Ceredigion Country Cars Scheme
The Country Cars Scheme is looking for Volunteer Drivers to provide a local service to transport people
who would otherwise be unable to make essential journeys. Travel costs are paid. Please contact
Geraint Evans (County Organiser) – WRVS Country Cars. 01545 571362/570813
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
There was a meeting of the District Neighbourhood Watch group, chaired by Ian ap Dewi, and attended
by PC Alun Jones and PCSO Heather Cave. PC Jones explained the role of local co-ordinators and some
local concerns were discussed. The major conclusion of the meeting was the need to extend the number
of participants in the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. If you would like to take part in this important
local Scheme, please ‘phone 101 and ask to speak to a member of the local neighbourhood police team.
Alternatively, please e-mail CardiganNPT@Dyfed-Powys-pnn-police-uk. Any non-urgent
concerns can also be reported on 101 (remember to ask to speak to a member of the local police team).
Rural Development Plan
Prior to a recent meeting of the Welfare Committee, guests from local businesses were invited to attend
to hear the speaker, Mr. Austin, discuss the new AXIS 4 project within the County’s Rural Development Plan
(RDP). The project is financed by the Welsh Assembly Government, and should run until March 2011.
The Project aims to help communities to work together by forming “clusters” of interested parties with
similar ideas about ways of promoting particular aspects of tourism within their local area. The project
encourages clusters to “try things out” rather than be afraid of failure and do nothing. Mr Austin was
aware of some of the events that already take place annually in Llangrannog, and suggested that
information about these could be brought together in the form of an events calendar or directory,
to be distributed throughout Tourist information Centres and other outlets. Some of these events
might attract funding from AXIS 4, as might the production of visitor guides. Creation of such guides
or calendars would help show where there would gaps to be filled during the year thereby triggering
future events. Mr Austin went on to discuss ideas put forward from the floor and was extremely
supportive and positive in suggesting ways in which AXIS 4 could help.
Parking in the Village
A very positive meeting was held in The Caban with a representative of the County Council,
concerning the Council’s future action regarding parking at the sea front. Representatives of
local businesses and sea front residents were present to make their views known about the
enormous difficulties regarding parking, particularly in the summer.
Rolls of white recycling bags are carried on the refuse collection lorries. If you know anyone who
is not yet using the bags please ask them to do so. Ceredigion has a recycling rate of over 39%
at present, but it needs to improve.
Keep Wales Tidy Group
A great deal of work is done by many individuals and groups in keeping the local shores, beaches,
roads and general environment clean and a Keep Wales Tidy Group is being formed. For further
details please contact Anne Greig on 654257.
Cardigan Bay Shoreline Management Plan
The Welfare Committee has been nominated for consultation with regard to the Cardigan Bay Shoreline
All member of the Art Group submitted entries to the recent Pontgarreg Village show and everyone
gained an award. Congratulations to them all. For further details about the group, which takes place
in St. Carannog’s Hall on Tuesday afternoons, please contact Don Jones on 654124.
Crannog Writing Group
This meets for the first time in the new academic year on Tuesday, 22nd September, at 10.30 in
St. Carannog’s Church Hall. New members welcome.
Parking in Llangrannog
A reminder that vehicles need to turn, and emergency access must be available in the village.
Also could people please not park so that access to the disabled toilets is prevented; wheelchairs
need to be manoeuvred through a gap to gain access.
A reminder that Pontgarreg Memorial Hall is available for private bookings. Susan Kean 654581.
New Leaflets in St. Carannog’s
There are new bi-lingual leaflets available in the Church, one describing the Church and its history
and one on our patron saint, Carannog. With the Welsh/English leaflets on Cranogwen there is now
a great deal of information for visitors in St. Carannog’s.
Dyffryn Clettwr Riding Club
This is a club for enthusiastic riders, for fun and social activities connected with horses.
Please contact Wendy Brice 654446.
Clwb Rhwyfo Crannog Rowing Club
The Club is expanding in numbers all the time and is now able to race two men’s teams, two ladies’ teams
and a mixed veterans’ team. In addition the Club has now attracted a junior side who are training in order
to compete in future competitions. Anyone interested in joining the Club please contact Kevin Brown, 01239 654394.
A reminder that there is a book in the Ship where you can offer to give a lift to local people on one
of your regular trips, or ask for a lift
Meat and Fish
A Butcher’s Van visits the village every Friday afternoon (contact Mark Webb, 851285) and the fish van
calls every Thursday morning (Jamie Williams and Son, 01545 561491).
Bica Surf Club
The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Ship. Pob Thomas 07950 568538.
There is a Welsh class in the Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Monday and Thursday afternoons.
For a full list of the nearest classes contact Philippa Gibson, 654561.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. onwards in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall.
Generally there are invited speakers on a wide range of topics. A warm welcome to new members.
Josephine Courtis, 654395.
The Women’s Institute meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7.30 p.m. in
Pontgarreg Memorial Hall, generally with an invited speaker once a month. New members are very welcome.
Jill Iles 654714.
Llangrannog Community Choir
All are welcome to join the choir, which arranges occasional concerts as well as the regular meetings.
These have now changed from Sundays to Fridays, 7 – 9 p.m., in term time. Contact Lou Laurens 07866 371481 or John Page, 654627.
Click on Pictures
With thanks to Anne and Martin Greig for the photographs taken on 3d February
Folk Dancing Classes
An initial gathering of twelve interested villagers met in St. Caranog’s Hall last week to dance and discuss
the possibility of the classes being held regularly. Thanks to John and Jean Page for hosting the morning.
John brought along his sound equipment and recordings, called and demonstrated for the dances with help
from Jean. Jean also provided very tasty refreshments for the interval. The dances ranged in complexity
and the learning challenges became apparent quite quickly; however, with much laughter and
encouragement, a most enjoyable morning was had – and all for £1 per person.
Future classes will be held, probably fortnightly, after a short gap, and other adults are welcome to
come along. Watch this space for the date of the next event.
Some black sacks have been found around the village, dumped, and this is not only illegal it is hazardous
Paper, card, plastic and tins should be recycled in the clear bags. Anyone wanting garden rubbish
(green) bags can get them from the Council offices for 25p a bag, and these go straight for composting.
Alternatively, keep your own composter. At least 30% of your waste is made up of biodegradable
material including kitchen waste, garden waste (such as grass cuttings, leaves) paper and cardboard –
all this can be composted rather than taking up valuable space in landfill.
A reminder that the ‘buses leave the village on Tuesday and Friday (to Cardigan), at approx. 9.35 a.m.,
and Wednesday (to Aberaeron) at approx. 10.30 a.m. Use them or lose them!
Want company while you sew?
The Quilting/Sewing group in Llangrannog is a group of up to 8 members who have met regularly for some years now in
the Church Hall (upstairs, next door to St. Carannog’s Church). They undertake individual projects, depending on each
member’s interests, and currently are working on diverse items. On occasion they meet in each other’s homes and they
share some communal activities, such as a Christmas lunch. In May the group hosted a very successful Quilting exhibition
at which a most remarkable collection of quilts was displayed. There is no formal teaching but new members are welcome;
support and encouragement will be given. Please contact Glennis Simmons on 01239 654127.
The Llangrannog Art Group continues to meet on Tuesday afternoons in St. Carannog’s Church Hall. The group provides
a supportive environment for local artists, as well as the inevitable cuppa and chat. New talent is always welcome;
for further information contact in the first place Don Jones (01239 654124).
The group for Welsh language speakers and learners meets in the Pentre on Wednesday evening (15th October) at 7.30 p.m.
Welsh learners of all levels are especially welcome, to practice what they have learnt with more fluent speakers.
Contact Nic or Phillippa (01239 654561).
A Certificate on display in St. Carannog’s celebrates the success of the Quilting Group in raising approximately £350 for the
British Heart Foundation by the raffle of a quilt at the May Exhibition. The quilt was made in memory of a friend, with her
quilting remnants, and was displayed in Church during the exhibition. The Quilting Group meets on alternate Mondays in
the Church Hall; please contact Glennis Simmons for details (654127).
Llangrannog Community Choir
The choir is meeting again after a summer break, in London House, Llangrannog. Anyone who wishes to join the singers
is welcome. Time: 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Please walk in – if you wait for an answer to the knock you might wait a long time.
Contact John Page (01239 654627).
Beginners’ Welsh Class:
A new Welsh class for beginners starts in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Monday September 29th. The class is twice weekly
for three terms, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 1.15 – 3.15. The cost is £45 (£35) per term of 40 hours. Anyone wanting
further information can contact Nic Dafis, the tutor, on 654561.
Crannog Writing Group:
The Writing Group re-convenes after a summer break on September 30th, in the Hall besides St. Carannog’s Church.
It meets fortnightly with the aim of encouraging members to write in a variety of ways, to share work for constructive
criticism, and to provide support to each other when undertaking different writing projects. New members and visitors welcome.
Contact Anne Greig 01239 654257.
It was, as we all know, a wet August. But in 7 days of the month one volunteer litter picker netted nearly 800 cigarette ends,
mainly on the sea front and beach. Cigarette ends are a particular litter nuisance since they don’t biodegrade, and children
play with them on the beach. If it had been a warm summer the number would have been much higher.
Any suggestions concerning how we can reduce the number to a member of the Welfare Committee please.
Local Group Activities
During the summer months there may be some alteration to group meetings in the Village.
Please make sure you check before coming for a group.
Llangrannog Community Choir (meetings Sundays 7 p.m.) contact John Page 654627.
Bica Surf Club (first Tuesday of each month in the Beach Hut. Pob Thomas 07950 568 538
Crannog Writing Group (various dates, Tuesday mornings. Eileen Jones 654124.)
Quilting Group (every other Monday Glennis Simmons 654127,)
Art Group (every Tuesday 2 p.m Don Jones 654124.)
Cyd Group (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7.30 in the Pentre. Contact Philippa or Nic 654561)
Cardi Bach Times
During the summer, the Cardi Bach bus leaves Llangrannog at 10.53 and 15.53 for New Quay, and at 12.35 and 17.35 for Cardigan.
Recycle your mobile ‘phones
No travelling involved! Jane and Debbie in Y Caban have a re-cycling box, and the ‘phones will be taken to Ty Hafan,
the Children’s Hospice, who will receive funds for each one handed in. Remove the SIM card first!
With thanks to Anne Greig who will send us a weekly update with local new
Click Below to see Video in your Media Player
Short Video of the March 2008 Storm across the Sea front.
With thanks to Martin Greig who sent us this Video Clip
Click on Photographs to enlarge
With thanks to Ian Evans for sending us
JOIN THE LITTER-PICKERS OF LLANGRANNOG
Llangrannog has no more of a litter problem than any other village which vastly multiplies in size during the holiday season.
But we do have a beach and a village which we want to keep clean and tidy.
Members of the Boat Club clean up the beach regularly. They do a fantastic job, but even the next day you wouldn’t think
that they’d been at work. The tide deposits more flotsam, picked up from other beaches, or thrown overboard from boats,
and our beach gets its share all over again. The bio-degradable material is unimportant, but the plastic is horrible. If left to go
back out to sea it can end up destroying marine life anywhere from here to the South Pacific.
In addition, numbers of individuals in Llangrannog pick up litter around the lanes, and also dog mess. We would rather the dog
owners cleared up their mess, but we also don’t want the visitors to have to endure it. Then, a couple of times a year there
is a “Codi Swbriel” or “Litter Pick”, when the village turns out to do a massive tidy up. We did one just before Easter and will do
one later in the year.
Each year the various litter pickers fill dozens of black sacks with rubbish. The key to cutting this down is to ask everyone,
resident or visitor, to join the litter-pickers of Llangrannog and help keep the village clean and tidy. So ...
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