St Dogmaels (Welsh: Llandudoch) is a village and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the estuary of the River Teifi, a mile downstream from the town of Cardigan in neighbouring Ceredigion. A little to the west of the village, further along the estuary, lies Poppit Sands beach.
The English and Welsh names seem to bear no similarity, but it has been suggested that possibly both names refer to the same saint or founder, with ‘mael’ (prince) and ‘tud’ (land or people of) being added to Dog/doch as in Dog mael and Tud doch.
The village contains the remains of a 12th-century Tironian abbey, which was in its day one of the richer monastic institutions in Wales. Adjacent to the abbey ruins lies the Anglican St. Thomas parish church, which appears successively to have occupied at least three sites close to or within the abbey buildings The present building is a respectable minor Victorian edifice and contains as the Ogam Sagranus stone. St. Dogmael's was once a marcher borough. George Owen of Henllys, in 1603, described it as one of five Pembrokeshire boroughs overseen by a portreeve.
The Abbey Shakespeare Plays
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- www.stdogmaels.org Village website for St Dogmaels, including an up to date 'what's on' calendar
- abbeyshakespeare.co.uk : The website of the Abbey Shakespeare Players
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of St. Dogmaels and surrounding area
- photos of St.Dogmael's and information
- Poppit Sands Beach St.Dogmael's and information
- A circular walk and map round St.Dogmael's
- St. Dogmael's Homepage
- Welsh Abbey site
- St Dogmaels Facebook page
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