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Mynydd-y-garreg or Mynyddygarreg ('The mountain of the stone') is a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, West Wales, bordering the historical town of Kidwelly.


Mynydd-y-Garreg is in the Kidwelly community and shares a Mayor and an elected council, Kidwelly Town Council.


By road the village lies 1 km from the A484 road that connects Llanelli and Carmarthen. By rail Kidwelly railway 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 and Swansea amongst others.


The village has a Primary School, Ysgol Mynydd-y-Garreg School.


The village was home to a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide recognised public house, The Prince of Wales.[1]

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 [2] 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.[3]


Smarts Quarry, a half-mile to the east of the village, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest notable for its fossil remains.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "MAGIC Map Application". DEFRA MAGIC Map. DEFRA.
  5. ^ "Site of Special Scientific Interest, Carmarthenshire, Smarts Quarry" (PDF). Natural Resources Wales.

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Coordinates: 51°45′00″N 4°16′46″W / 51.7499°N 4.2794°W / 51.7499; -4.2794