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Dinas Gynfor



One stormy night St Patrick was said to have been ship wrecked on the island of middle mouse below Dinas Gynfor. Being a very strong swimmer (!) he swam across strong currents to a cave beneath the present church of Llanbadrig (Badrig=patrick) finding refuge there and fresh water. He stayed and set up a Llan-thus bringing Christianity to these shores.

The church does date from the 6th century and there is a cave just below the graveyard with a spring running through it, so you never know this tale may have some truth in it.
skins Posted by skins
3rd May 2007ce
Edited 24th January 2008ce

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