The name Gilfach is derived from the Welsh words cil (nook) and bach (small).
As with many villages and towns through Britain, Gilfach has a War Memorial to the fallen of both world wars situated in the Garden of Peace.
There are two primary schools in Gilfach: Gilfach Fargoed Primary School, which teaches through the medium of English; and Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargod, which teaches through the medium of the Welsh language.
In addition to the Workman's Club, Gilfach has two public houses in the Gwerthonor and The Capel Hotel.
The village is served by Gilfach Fargoed railway station.
- 'Our Community' - Old and new photographs of Gilfach and Bargoed.
- The Capel Hotel Cricket Club
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Gilfach and surrounding area
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