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  Carmarthen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carmarthen is possibly the oldest town in Wales and was recorded by Ptolemy and in the Antonine Itinerary.
Carmarthen hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1867, 1911 and 1974 although, at least in the case of the 1974 Eisteddfod, the Maes was at Abergwili.
Carmarthen has a large proportion of Welsh speakers, with the county of Carmarthenshire as a whole boasting the largest population of such by number (the largest Welsh-speaking population by proportion is in Gwynedd).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carmarthen   (1084 words)

 Carmarthen - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
CARMARTHEN (Caerfyrddin), a municipal borough, contributory parliamentary borough (united with Llanelly since 1832), and county town of Carmarthenshire, and a county of itself, finely situated on the right bank of the Towy, which is here tidal and navigable for small craft.
Although historically one of the most important towns in South Wales, Carmarthen can boast of very few ancient buildings, and the general aspect of the town is modern.
Of the more recent erections in the town, mention may be made of the granite obelisk in memory of General Sir 'Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the bronze statue of General Sir William Nott (1784-1846).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Carmarthen   (488 words)

 Carmarthen Castle
The castle at Carmarthen, on its rocky eminence overlooking the River Twyi, must have dominated the medieval town just as, a little way to the east, the Roman fort must have dominated the Roman town a thousand years before.
Carmarthen quickly became the administrative center of south-west Wales as it had been under the Romans, and inevitably underwent a series of attacks and rebuilding episodes during the turbulent struggles between Welsh and English in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Among these episodes was the capture and destruction of the castle by Llywelyn the Great in 1215, after which extensive rebuilding work was undertaken by William Marshal the younger earl of Pembroke, who had re-captured the castle in 1223.
www.castlewales.com /carmarth.html   (763 words)

CARMARTHEN Town's League of Wales match against Caernarfon Town last Saturday was watched by Gordon brown, a former Scotland and British Lions second row forward, who must have been pleased with the fare provided by both sides on an extremely heavy and well-sanded pitch.
Although all forteen Carmarthen players who took part performed admirably on the day, the pick of the team were Malcolm Vaughan, Wyn Thomas and the experienced Tony Rees who, dropping into midfield after the departure of Wayne Jones, kept control when the home side were pressing for an equalizer early in the second half.
Carmarthen's first casualty was Stephen Evans who was forced to leave the field in the first half with a groin injury to be replaced by Wyn Thomas who slotted well to his unaccustomed position in the central defence.
www.carmarthentownafc.net /janreport.html   (1248 words)

 Carmarthenshire County Council - Carmarthen An Outline History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was called New Carmarthen to distinguish it from Old Carmarthen, which had grown up around the remains of Roman Carmarthen and the Celtic monastery.
In the medieval period Carmarthen was the focus of numerous conflicts.
Carmarthen had been the county town since 1282 and continued to be so after Greater Carmarthenshire came into existence in 1536.
www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk /index.asp?locID=5989&docID=10399   (384 words)

 Carmarthen travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Carmarthen (Welsh: Caerfyrddin) [1] is the county town of Carmarthenshire in South Wales, UK.
If you are coming in from Cardiff, Swansea or the Tenby area, Carmarthen will be the first place that you have the chance to often hear Welsh spoken on the street.
Swansea and the Gower Coast - Wales' city by the sea is 22 miles from Carmarthen.
wikitravel.org /en/Carmarthen   (439 words)

 Carmarthen Town
Carmarthen itself, although the County town, has suffered from a hotch-potch of development and poor planning over the years with the result that industrial development has taken place close to the town centre - blighting visitors' first impressions.
Carmarthen would then offer greater choice and be more in line with what is available elsewhere.
Parking in the city centre is again both expensive and difficult and from Carmarthen it is probably better to go by train or coach.
www.llanegwad-carmarthen.co.uk /carmstown.htm   (1526 words)

Carmarthen is a thriving commercial centre with old and modern shops, indoor and outdoor market.
The Orphans of Carmarthen by W B Baker "…a compelling depiction of pre-Christian Wales." "The author triumphs in creating a work of fiction entirely appropriate to the historical environment, while embracing the regional superstitions and legends of a long-forgotten age."
Vault Of The Griffin Inspiring and Utterly Brilliant Storytelling — London; "Eagerly awaited sequel to The Orphans of Carmarthen, the pastoral countryside of Wales is painted beautifully against a backdrop of poverty and classical mythology."
www.carmarthencounty.co.uk /towns/carmarthen   (158 words)

 Carmarthen, Wales  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
New Carmarthen, under the protection of its royal castle.
A Franciscan Friary was established and the early monastery became part of the new Prior.
Owain Glyn Dwr captured the castle and burnt the town in 1403 and 1405.
www.galenfrysinger.com /wales_carmarthen.htm   (369 words)

 Carmarthen HArriers and District Athletics club History
The Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club was formed in April 1948 at the Dolwar Café in Blue Street Carmarthen with Ron B Evans and Ernie Jones as its founder members.
Ron Evans was Chairman of Carmarthen Harriers for 34 years and for several years was Chairman of the Welsh AAA and also in 1966 President of the Welsh Cross Country Association.
Carmarthen Harriers had a very strong Welsh senior men’s team in the 1960’s and 1970’s and at one time all the three-quarter backs of the Welsh rugby team were members of the Harriers senior relay teams; such was Ron Evans’ persuasive powers.
www.carmarthenharriers.co.uk /clubhist.asp   (1147 words)

 Carmarthenshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The county is bounded to the north by Ceredigion/Cardiganshire, to the east by Powys/Brecknockshire and West Glamorgan, to the south by the Bristol Channel and to the west by Pembrokeshire.
Although Llanelli is by far the larger town in the county, the county town remains in Carmarthen, mainly due to its central location.
Under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county of Carmarthenshire was abolished on April 1, 1974, and the area of Carmarthenshire became three districts within the new county of Dyfed ;: Carmarthen, Dinefwr and Llanelli.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carmarthenshire   (342 words)

 Carmarthen Hotels - Carmarthen, UK
Cothi Bridge country hotel is delightfully situated on the banks of the Cothi, Carmarthenshire....
The Three Rivers Hotel is situated on the southern boundary of the Carmarthenshire seaside village of Ferryside....
Built as an inn nearly two centuries ago, the hotel is set in its own grounds and overlooks the Ashburnham golf links....
www.activereservations.com /hotel/en/unitedkingdom/wales/dyfed/carmarthen?subid=PPCGO8g1360en   (292 words)

 25 Carmarthen Railway
The so-called down-sizing by Dr. Beeching in the mid 20th century sounded the death knell for Carmarthen's railway.
Carmarthen Goal was built on the site of Carmarthen Castle by Architect John Nash between 1789 and 1792 and was demolished in 1938 to make way for the new County Hall which was completed in 1948.
Prior to the Beeching cuts there was a branch line running along the north bank of the River Towy from Carmarthen to Llandeilo via Abergwilli Junction, Nantgaredig, and Dryslwyn.
www.llanegwad-carmarthen.co.uk /parishpictures25.htm   (288 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | Welsh | Carmarthen skipper forced to quit
Carmarthen Town captain Rhodri Jones has been forced to retire because of a serious knee problem.
It is a huge blow to Carmarthen's build-up for the new Welsh Premier season, as well as devastating for the player himself.
Carmarthen have already started competitive action this term, having bowed out of the Intertoto Cup 8-1 on aggregate to Finnish side Tampere United last month.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport1/hi/football/league_of_wales/5207910.stm   (236 words)

 GENUKI: Carmarthen
Places, villages, farms etc within Carmarthen as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file].
Carmarthen King Street deeds 1829-1937 "The properties at 17-19 King Street, Carmarthen, were held by a number of parties during the 19th century.
Carmarthen Borough Records 1706-1980 (accumulated 1764-1974) "At the end of the 13th century, Carmarthen was the largest Welsh town with probably a population over 1,000.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/CMN/Carmarthen   (3295 words)

 The Threat to Carmarthen as a Market Town of distinction
It is a shame thet the traders took control of the fight, and refused help from people who could have used skills and influence to make the scheme impossible.
Monday is Carmarthen's quietest day, and no market users would be in town, as most of the stalls are shut.
But in small but subtle ways it was 'sexed uo' to use the term of the moment, to make the Debenhams, 10 pin bowiling & multiplex options (what, for some reason, many people are calling the Boston option - again more on this later) the outright winner before even the tender was advertised.
www.carmarthenmarket.blogspot.com   (3602 words)

 King Arthur: The Geography--Carmarthen
Carmarthen is, in Welsh, "Myrddin's Town." Was the town named after the seer?
Merlin's Wood (Bryn Myrddin) is just outside of town; Myrddin's Tree, an ancient tree, used to stand in the center of town.
Also from Carmarthen comes the Black Book of Carmarthen, a collection of Welsh folk tales, some of which make mention of Arthur.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/geography9.html   (167 words)

 Carmarthen Quins Rugby Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Carmarthen RFC has been hit with the news that current Hydration manager Neil 'Daddo' Evans may be leaving the club.
I have found that Neil is out of contract at the end of the season and has heard nothing from the club as of yet.
There are a number of clubs that are eager to talk to Evans, which include Carmarthen Athletic, Laugharne, Kidwelly and 2 undisclosed premiership clubs.
www.carmarthenrfc.co.uk /theview_7.asp   (628 words)

 Carmarthen Workhouse
Carmarthen Poor Law Union was formed on 2nd July, 1836.
The Carmarthen Union workhouse for 140 inmates was erected in 1837 at the west side of Penlan Road to the north of Carmarthen.
On the 19th June, 1843, the workhouse was stormed by the "Rebecca Rioters" who, in 1842-43, carried out a campaign of protests across South Wales, mainly against the high charges at the toll-gates on the public roads.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Carmarthen/Carmarthen.shtml   (471 words)

 SixThirty Christian Fellowship - meeting at St Peters Church, Carmarthen
The SixThirty is not a large fellowship in Carmarthen- regular numbers vary between 40-60 of all ages, although this obviously rises when a well-known speaker is present.
Born as a result of a shared vision of what God wants to do in Carmarthen After four years of waiting on the Lord about this, and taking advice from leaders I respect, I thought the Lord might be saying to me:"Well, do something about it praise worship fellowship.
We talked at length about the drain on Carmarthen of all the spiritually starved people, who were leaving for Cross Hands and Llanelli and that a new and innovative service was needed, radically different, 21st century, where God could be praised and worshipped and where there could be genuine prayer and biblical preaching
www.sixthirty.org.uk   (1495 words)

 Welcome to Carmarthen Ham
The recipe of Carmarthen Ham has been handed down from generation to generation.
All the hams are cured by Chris & Ann Rees at their home And they intend to stay as a cottage industry and keep it a premium product.
Carmarthen Ham is dry salt cured then air-dried, sold whole, boneless, Or sliced thinly and vacuum-packed in 100g or 200g packets with a shelf life of 6 months.
www.carmarthenham.co.uk   (218 words)

 Carmarthen GP VTS
The structure of the teaching programme is outlined, with all tutorials available for download, as well as summaries of hot topic discussions and a half day timetable.
For those thinking about coming to train in the region, there is information about things to do in and around Carmarthen, local schools and the cost of living.
You can find your way around the site by clicking on the boxes in the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen.
www.carmarthenvts.co.uk   (213 words)

 BBC - South West Wales Carmarthen - What's On, Stories, Galleries & more
Photographs of the volunteers presentation evening organised by CAVS Volunteer Bureau in Carmarthen on 10 Oct. '06.
Take in the sights and explore Carmarthen and the surrounding area on this slideshow tour.
Pupils from Carmarthen's primary schools illustrate where their Special Places are in over 220 great paintings.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/southwest/sites/carmarthen   (369 words)

Carmarthen (population 17,000) is the county town and administrative centre of Carmarthenshire in South West WALES (United Kingdom).
Saint Peter's is Carmarthen's original parish church and its oldest building still in use for its original purpose.
Sir Richard’s second wife, poet Mary Scurlock, a native of Carmarthen, is buried in Poets Corner at Westminster Abbey.
netministries.org /see/churches/ch08035   (1923 words)

 Llanelli and Carmarthen Methodist Churches - Fellowship in Carmarthenshire
The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the Gospel of God.calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and to Christian discipleship building partnerships with other Churches sharing in the task of education and social and spiritual development.
This commitment is supported by a Mission and Worship team who seek new ways of worshipping, churches in carmarthen new ways of sharing our experience of Jesus Christ, and new ways of reaching out to those in our communities who are searching for Him in their lives.
The the bustling towns of Llanelli and Carmarthen are linked and surrounded by the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside.
www.carmarthenshire-methodists.org.uk /index.htm   (677 words)

 Eating Out in Carmarthen
A directory of places to eat out in Carmarthen, during the day and in the evening.
Look here to find Restaurants and Cafe's in Carmarthen, many of them active participants in 'Taste of Wales'.
When eating out in Carmarthen, make sure you don't forget to sample some of the many traditional local specialities on offer here.
www.carmarthen.biz /pages/eat_out.html   (105 words)

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