Llanbadrig

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Llanbadrig
Llanbadrig Church2.JPG
Saint Padrig's Church
Llanbadrig is located in Anglesey
Llanbadrig
Llanbadrig
Llanbadrig shown within Anglesey
Population 1,357 (2011)
OS grid reference SH3794
Community
  • Llanbadrig
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CEMAES BAY
Postcode district LL67
Dialling code 01407
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°25′19″N 4°26′49″W / 53.422°N 4.447°W / 53.422; -4.447Coordinates: 53°25′19″N 4°26′49″W / 53.422°N 4.447°W / 53.422; -4.447

Llanbadrig is a village community and electoral ward in the Welsh county of Anglesey. The parish includes the township of Clygyrog, Tregynrig and the port of Cemaes (pronounced "Kem-ice"), and was formerly in the cwmwd of Talybolion. The area has extensive quarries of limestone and marble. At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,392,[1] reducing slightly to 1,357 at the 2011 census.[2]

The Welsh name Llanbadrig means "Church of Saint Patrick" and there is indeed a Church of St. Patrick on the coast near Cemaes. It is said to have been founded in 440CE by St Patrick himself. Local legend states that Patrick was shipwrecked on the small nearby island of Ynys Badrig (Patrick's Isle, also known as Middle Mouse),[3] which can be seen from the stile in the churchyard wall. The nearby cove is known as Porth Padrig.

Trivia[edit]

Portions of the 2006 movie Half Light starring Demi Moore were filmed in Llanbadrig, although the movie is ostensibly set in Scotland.

The headland was the location for a 'Peace Camp: coastal installation celebrating love poetry and landscape'. This was part of the Cultural Olympiad running alongside the 2012 London Olympic Games, and was one of eight such locations around Britain. For four nights in July, glowing dome tents and recitals of love poetry filled the headland.[4]

Anglesey also has a Llyn Padrig (lake) and Rhosbadrig (farm) located inland from Aberffraw. Atlas Mon shows a medieval place called Tref Was Padrig (transl. "township of Patrick's servant") in that area.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Llanbadrig Church, Anglesey". 
  4. ^ Peacecamp2012 Cemaes Bay accessed 5 July 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Llanbadrig at Wikimedia Commons