Mynydd-y-Garreg

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Mynydd-y-garreg
Population See Kidwelly
OS grid reference SN427081
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
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
Welsh Assembly
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 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.

Schools[edit]

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

Recreation[edit]

The village was home to a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide recognised public house, The Prince of Wales.[2]

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 [3] 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.[4]

SSSI[edit]

Smarts Quarry, a half-mile to the east of the village, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest notable for its fossil remains.[5][6]

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