Posts Tagged ‘ St David\’s Day ’

St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Tradition says that it was on March 1st that St David died 1,430 years ago, this very year.



The Cawl Crawl

Mar 1st, 2018 | By

Castles and cawl could be ideal in the crisp weather we have at the moment.



St David’s – UK City of Culture?

Mar 1st, 2017 | By

On this, St David’s Day, a day around which there are parades through some towns and cities and when Welsh throughout the world celebrate their patron saint, here is a story about the place, where it is claimed, he is buried. One of the claims to fame of St David’s is that it is the smallest city in the UK containing just about 2,000 people. The other, of course, is about the patron saint a man who many claim was responsible for Christianity in Wales.
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J’accuse Cumbria

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Today is St David’s Day, a Welsh day of significance where daffodils, leeks and sheep take centre stage in the celebrations. But not this year. It has been ruined by Cumbria and I accuse Cumbria of sheep rustling.



Saturday snippets: 27th February 2016

Feb 27th, 2016 | By

If the dank and wet weather that we seem to have been having for months continues into the Easter holidays then a hot, sunny destination might take your fancy. How about Tobago in the Caribbean? Over the Easter period, they have some key sporting events that might attract you. Like the Buccoo Goat & Crab Racing Festival which has been held for over 90 years. The goat and crab racing festivals are held annually at the Buccoo Racing Stadium on Easter Monday and Tuesday. The
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St David’s Day

Feb 26th, 2016 | By

As has been the tradition in years past, if you are in Wales on St David’s Day, March 1st, then all Cadw sites will have free entry but some celebrations run throughout the weekend as well.



Is it stew or soup?

Feb 26th, 2015 | By

As St. David’s Day approaches – it’s this Sunday – there are events across the world to highlight Wales.



Saturday snippets: St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Adrian joins the celebration of St David’s Day, finds another whisky story and a free tour of Doha amongst this week’s lesser covered stories.



Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Or Happy St David’s Day to those who don’t understand Welsh



Five things you need to know about St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

On the occasion of St David’s Day, here are five things you really ought to know about the Welsh festival



CADW and St David’s Day

Feb 26th, 2011 | By

Next Tuesday is the day when Welsh across the world will celebrate their Welshness maybe not with the same marketing skills that has seen St Patrick’s Day take over the world on the 17th of the month but with the same fervour at least. David has been a saint, as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, for 991 years and March 1st seems to be the date when he died 1,422 years ago



St David’s Day at Caldicot Castle

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

As usual, when St David’s Day falls on a weekday, some of the celebrations fall on the preceding weekend. And so at Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire, they have an open day on Sunday 28th February with free admission to the castle. For 5 hours, starting at 11am, you can enjoy a number of activities in not only the castle but the country park as well including the ever popular historic re-enactments.
So why should you consider going to Caldicot instead of one of the other St David’s Day activities?



St Patrick’s Day & Everyone Celebrates. So find your own saint

Mar 17th, 2009 | By

The Irish know a thing or two about celebrating. In the 1980’s I remember going to a do in Jury’s in Dublin where they told the funniest Irish jokes until the restaurant closed down in the early hours of the following day. The company was good, the revelry was great and that is how the Irish celebrate St Patrick’s Day (a Welshman by the way. A memorial stone to him lies in the village of Banwen near Neath where he may have been born.)But it
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