Llangennech

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Coordinates: 51°41′35″N 4°05′31″W / 51.693°N 4.092°W / 51.693; -4.092

Llangennech
Llangennech is located in Carmarthenshire
Llangennech
Llangennech
 Llangennech shown within Carmarthenshire
Population 4,510 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SN560015
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANELLI
Postcode district SA14
Dialling code 01554
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Llanelli
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire

Llangennech is a village in the area of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

It is governed by Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Rural council. It falls in the Llanelli parliament Constituency. Llangennech is also the name of an electoral ward coterminous with the village and has its own community council. It was formerly a coal mining community, with several local collieries mining steam coal. There is also a large Labour tradition in the village emanating from the mine workers. There was formerly a large Royal Navy depot in the village, which was closed in MoD restructuring.

Llangennech also have a strong rugby union team, Llangennech RFC, that feed many players into Llanelli RFC and then on to the Llanelli Scarlets regional rugby union team.

The town is served by Llangennech railway station on the Heart of Wales Line with trains to Swansea to the south and Shrewsbury to the north.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Huw Edwards, BBC news presenter lived in the village during his youth.
  • Rhys Gabe, Welsh international rugby player was born in Llangennech.
  • Eileen Beasley Welsh Language campaigner, lived here during her and her husband's campaign for Welsh language tax bills.

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