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Masterpiece mantelpiece on show

This hand carved mantelpiece won the arts and crafts section in the 1903 Llanelli Eisteddfod. The mantelpiece was carved in Cardigan by Thomas Richard John who was a travelling tea taster in West Wales in the late 1890s. He got married in August 1896 at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan, and remained in the town until …

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Cadwgan AGM

YMDDIRIEDOLAETH CADWRAETH ADEILADAU CADWGAN CADWGAN BUILDING PRESERVATION TRUST (the "Trust") (Company No: 3955918) (Charity No: 1080667) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of YCA Cadwgan BPT will be held at the Tower Room, Cardigan Castle, Cardigan SA43 1JA on Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 6pm. The Business of the …

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Book your Christmas function now!

Christmas Lunch Menu – noon to 3pm To Start Chicken Liver Parfait with a brandy infusion served on a buttered crouton with red onion marmalade and Parma ham crisp Leek and Potato soup topped with Welsh Rarebit Smoked Salmon and Crayfish with caper berries and a lemon and dill dressing Main course Roast Pembrokeshire Turkey …

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Record breaking summer and new director for castle

Cardigan Castle has had a record-breaking summer with visitor figures at their best ever. More than 7,500 people visited the castle during the six week summer holiday period – up 2,000 on last year’s numbers. Add in the successful events co-produced with Theatr Mwldan – ranging from a four day comedy festival to top dub …

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Sword of Peace unveiled at Cardigan Castle

Three voices have come together to create a unique piece of artwork at Cardigan Castle. Caerwedros-based sculptor Ben Dearnley has created a stunning 4ft high slate sculpture with lines of poetry taken from specially commissioned poems by chaired bard Ceri Wyn Jones and former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke. The Sword of Peace (Cleddyf …

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Art Trail at Castle

Four talented local artists will be displaying their works at Cardigan Castle this month as part of the Ceredigion Art Trail. From August 11 for two weeks, portrait artist Julie Davies, photographer Tez Marsden, painters Rose Sanderson and Peter Rossiter will be exhibiting their work in the castle’s Tower Room. Julie said: “Whilst I am …

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Summer of harp at the castle

Cardigan Castle is alive to the sound of harp music this summer. The castle is playing host to over 50 members of the American Youth Harp Ensemble who will be part of the Claire Jones International Harp School next month. From August 8 to 13 the castle site will be home to scores of harpists …

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Davies family descendant returns to Castle Green

The descendant of one of the most eminent owners of Castle Green House made a visit to Cardigan Castle. For nearly a century during the Victorian period, the Davies family owned Cardigan Castle, with Castle Green House being the commercial and social lynchpin for the town. Patriarch David Davies was a high sheriff of Cardiganshire …

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Memories of the ‘Dusty Eisteddfod’

What are your memories of the 1976 Cardigan Eisteddfod? The long hot summer was the last time the eisteddfod returned home to its birthplace and the dry conditions led to it being dubbed the ‘Dusty Eisteddfod’. Cardigan Castle are looking to record memories of that day for a special exhibition in readiness for the eisteddfod’s …

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