Mynydd-y-Garreg

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Mynydd-y-garreg
Population See Kidwelly
OS grid reference SN427081
Community Kidwelly Town Council
Principal area Carmarthenshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KIDWELLY
Postcode district SA17
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

Mynydd-y-garreg or Mynyddygarreg (English: the mountain of the stone) is a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, West Wales, bordering the historical town of Kidwelly. Mynydd-y-garreg Tower[1] is the name given to a Roman Pharos in the county of Flintshire, near Whitford.

Administration[edit]

The town shares a Mayor and community council with the neighbouring town of Kidwelly.

Transport[edit]

By road the village lies 1 km from the A484 that connects Llanelli and Carmarthen. By rail Kidwelly train station lies 4 km away by road. A bus service operates connecting to bus routes running through kidwelly which allow passengers to travel to Llanelli, Carmarthen, Swansea amongst others.

Schools[edit]

The village has a Primary School, Ysgol Mynydd-y-Garreg School which, after threat of closure due to its diminutive pupil numbers was part of the cadw ein hysgolion (English: keep our schools)[2] campaign run by Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (English: the welsh language society).

Entertainment[edit]

The village was home to a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide recognised public house,[3] The Prince of Wales.

Sport[edit]

The town has a local rugby union team called Mynydd-y-Garreg RFC. They have a training/playing ground with a clubhouse located in the village

Notable residents[edit]

The village is famous for being home to the late Welsh rugby union legend Ray Gravell. A road in the village had been named after him [4] and after his death serves as a reminder of one of the village's most famous residents. A sculpture erected in his honour at the Llanelli Scarlets' stadium Parc y Scarlets stands on a plinth made of stone quarried from the village.[5]

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Coordinates: 51°41′00″N 4°09′50″W / 51.68330°N 4.16392°W / 51.68330; -4.16392