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That’s No Moon–It’s Skellig Michael! Jul 29, 2014 by Pye O’Malley A long time ago, on an island far, far away….ancient Christians established a remote monastery off the wild Atlantic coast of western Ireland. That same island, Skellig Michael (Irish Gaelic: Sceilig Mhichíl), a UNESCO World Heritage site, is now the backdrop for a segment of the next episode in the epic Star Wars movie franchise. The nearby town of Portmagee has been flooded with fans seeking a glimpse of the cast or the film’s popular director, J. J. Abrams, because public tour boats to Skellig Michael have been suspended for the three days of filming. For those intrepid Star Wars devotees thinking of hiring their own private vessel to get out to the island, the Force will not be with them. The Irish Navy (standing in for an Imperial cruiser, no doubt) is patrolling the waters around the island for any unauthorized incursions with a clear warning: this is NOT the Irish island you’re looking for. (via That’s No Moon—It’s Skellig Michael! | Wild Eyed Southern Celt)

allthingseurope:

Aberystwyth, Wales (by Broomwicks)

dailycastle:

A beautiful morning in Cardiff. Happy Monday!

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Diwrnod Owain Glyndwr | Owain Glyndwr Day

Yn ddisgynnydd i dywysogion Powys, Owain Glyndŵr, (1354 - tua 1416) oedd y Cymro olaf i gael ei alw yn Dywysog Cymru. Fe fu’n arwain gwrthryfel hir a ffyrnig, a oedd yn y diwedd yn aflwyddianus, yn erbyn y Saeson.  Ar 16 Medi, 1400, gweithredodd Owain, a chafodd ei gyhoeddi’n Dywysog Cymru gan ei gefnogwyr. Roedd hyn yn ddatganiad chwyldroadol ynddo’i hun. Roedd yn ddyn hynod o alluog - bu’n astudio’r gyfraith yn Llundain ac roedd yn medru pedair iaith yn rhugl. Roedd yn credu mewn sefydlu prifysgolion yng Ngogledd a De Cymru.
Er fod y gwrthryfel yn un aflwyddiannus yn y pendraw, fe lwyddodd i uno’r Cymry yn erbyn eu gormeswyr. Ni chafodd Glyndwr ei weld ar ol 1412. Ni gafodd erioed ei ddal nac ychwaith ei ddenu gan bardynau brenhinol. Ni gafodd erioed chwaith, ei fradychu. Mae ei flynyddoedd olaf yn ddirgelwch llwyr.  Yn ddiweddar mae Diwrnod Owain Glyndŵr wedi dod yn ddydd gŵyl answyddogol a ddethlir yng Nghymru ar 16 Medi, y dyddiad y cyhoeddwyd Glyndŵr yn Dywysog Cymru yn 1400. Cytunwyd i hedfan baner Glyndŵr ar furiau Castell Caerdydd ar 16 Medi 2006, mewn ymateb i bwysau gan y cyhoedd.
Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1349 or 1359 – c. 1416) was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. He instigated a fierce and long-running but ultimately unsuccessful revolt against the English rule of Wales. September 16 marks the anniversary of Glyndwr being named the Prince of Wales in 1400, which instigated the Welsh Revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England. Owain was a highly educated man who studied law at the Inns of Court in London, was fluent in four languages and advocated the creation of a university in both North and South Wales. 
Although the revolt was successful in terms of uniting the Welsh against their oppressors, the uprising eventually ran out of pace due to key home ground lost whilst chasing the English army towards London — Glyndŵr was last seen in 1412 and was never captured nor tempted by royal pardons and never betrayed. His final years are a mystery. In the late 19th century the Cymru Fydd movement recreated him as the father of Welsh nationalism, revising the historical image of him and joining him in popular memory as a national hero on par with King Arthur.

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Diwrnod Owain Glyndwr | Owain Glyndwr Day

Yn ddisgynnydd i dywysogion Powys, Owain Glyndŵr, (1354 - tua 1416) oedd y Cymro olaf i gael ei alw yn Dywysog Cymru. Fe fu’n arwain gwrthryfel hir a ffyrnig, a oedd yn y diwedd yn aflwyddianus, yn erbyn y Saeson.  Ar 16 Medi, 1400, gweithredodd Owain, a chafodd ei gyhoeddi’n Dywysog Cymru gan ei gefnogwyr. Roedd hyn yn ddatganiad chwyldroadol ynddo’i hun. Roedd yn ddyn hynod o alluog - bu’n astudio’r gyfraith yn Llundain ac roedd yn medru pedair iaith yn rhugl. Roedd yn credu mewn sefydlu prifysgolion yng Ngogledd a De Cymru.

Er fod y gwrthryfel yn un aflwyddiannus yn y pendraw, fe lwyddodd i uno’r Cymry yn erbyn eu gormeswyr. Ni chafodd Glyndwr ei weld ar ol 1412. Ni gafodd erioed ei ddal nac ychwaith ei ddenu gan bardynau brenhinol. Ni gafodd erioed chwaith, ei fradychu. Mae ei flynyddoedd olaf yn ddirgelwch llwyr.  Yn ddiweddar mae Diwrnod Owain Glyndŵr wedi dod yn ddydd gŵyl answyddogol a ddethlir yng Nghymru ar 16 Medi, y dyddiad y cyhoeddwyd Glyndŵr yn Dywysog Cymru yn 1400. Cytunwyd i hedfan baner Glyndŵr ar furiau Castell Caerdydd ar 16 Medi 2006, mewn ymateb i bwysau gan y cyhoedd.

Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1349 or 1359 – c. 1416) was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. He instigated a fierce and long-running but ultimately unsuccessful revolt against the English rule of Wales. September 16 marks the anniversary of Glyndwr being named the Prince of Wales in 1400, which instigated the Welsh Revolt against the rule of Henry IV of England. Owain was a highly educated man who studied law at the Inns of Court in London, was fluent in four languages and advocated the creation of a university in both North and South Wales. 

Although the revolt was successful in terms of uniting the Welsh against their oppressors, the uprising eventually ran out of pace due to key home ground lost whilst chasing the English army towards London — Glyndŵr was last seen in 1412 and was never captured nor tempted by royal pardons and never betrayed. His final years are a mystery. In the late 19th century the Cymru Fydd movement recreated him as the father of Welsh nationalism, revising the historical image of him and joining him in popular memory as a national hero on par with King Arthur.

(via fuckyeahwales)

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Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe. Several factors give it this title: its immense size (1.2h), making it the largest in Britain after Windsor, its large-scale use of water for defense and the fact that it is the first truly concentric castle in Britain. Of the time of its building in the late 13th century, it was a revolutionary masterpiece of military planning.

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IRA uniform, Collins Barracks Museum, Dublin, Ireland

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ScotlandShop.com, an online retailer based in Scotland, is currently selling tartan brogues that you can custom design by selecting the leather and the tartan. You may choose brown, black or burgundy leather and pick from–drum roll, please!–over 500 Scottish wool tartans, woven in Scotland, to further customize your look. I have no affiliation with the company, I simply think these shoes are wonderful for anyone who has Celtic ancestry or loves tartan and plaid. (via Making a Statement With Tartan Brogues | Wild Eyed Southern Celt)

welshword:

#Welsh word of the day: Sibrwd/ #Whisper

It is better to speak a bit of Scots Gaelic rather than no Gaelic at all. Don’t be afraid to try.

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