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Talysarn is located in Gwynedd
Talysarn shown within Gwynedd
Population 1,930 (ward 2011)
OS grid reference SH488529
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL54
Dialling code 01286
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
53°03′07″N 4°15′22″W / 53.052°N 4.256°W / 53.052; -4.256Coordinates: 53°03′07″N 4°15′22″W / 53.052°N 4.256°W / 53.052; -4.256

Talysarn is a village in the slate quarrying Nantlle Valley in Gwynedd, Wales. It is part of the community of Llanllyfni and includes some of Llandwrog.[1] The ward had a population of 1,930 at the 2011 census.

The Welsh language poet Robert Williams Parry was born in 37, Station Road, Talysarn, where a plaque designed by R. L. Gapper commemorates the connection.[citation needed] Other persons connected with the village were Annant, quarryman, preacher and bard, Gwilym R. Jones, bard and journalist, and Idwal Jones (cy) author of the Welsh-language radio series SOS, Galw Gari Tryfan.[citation needed]

The 19th century methodist preacher John Jones, Talysarn, is also connected with the village, not by birth but because he settled here, becoming a shopkeeper and quarry owner as a sideline to his main vocation.[citation needed]

The song "Ciosg Talysarn" by the Welsh folk singer Dafydd Iwan was written after two secret agents were found bugging a public telephone in Talysarn in 1982.[citation needed]

Talysarn is covered by a Neighbourhood Policing Team based in the nearby village of Penygroes.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 502. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.