Promoting an interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh Son of Prophecy, his life, times and society and his great Welsh War of Independence;also promoting causes today in Glyndwr's spirit and promoting the flying of the Glyndwr flag on Sept 16 Glyndwr Day.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Cleddyf y Genedl, the prestigeous sword handgrafted by Master Blacksmith Jason Gardiner of Ystradgynlais and of a similar style as the sword presented to Prince Owain Glyndŵr, by the King of France, on the occasion of Prince Owain's Coronation at Machynlleth in 1404, has finally been permanently homed at Machynlleth Town Council's new Headquarters Y Plas Machynlleth.

You will recall that this unique sword was sponsored by Castle Welsh Crafts of Caerdydd and presented during a prestigious civic ceremony to Machynlleth and Bro Ddyfi by Embassy Glyndŵr, as part of celebrations organised by Embassy Glyndŵr in the town in June 2004 to celebrate and commemorate the 600th anniversary of, both, the establishment of the Welsh Nation's first National Parliament and the occasion of the crowning of the great Welsh warrior as Prince of Wales in the town.

Cleddyf y Genedl is one of the items commissioned by Embassy Glyndŵr to restore the National Treasures of Wales - as the original National Treasures of the Nation has either been plundered as 'spoils of war' (such as was the case with the Crown of the Royal House of Gwynedd and the 'Croes Naid' or, has been otherwise lost over the centuries. All nations seeking Self Determination need their symbols of sovereignty and Cleddyf y Genedl along with 'Coron Glyndŵr (which is housed at Cefn Caer) and Dagr Glyndŵr (housed at the headquarters of Corwen Council) are now established symbols of the sovereignty of Wales.

Cleddyf y Genedl has been temporarily homed for the last four years until its guardians, Machynlleth Town Council, had moved into their new headquarters at 'Y Plas'. It now has 'pride of place, in the main reception foyer and the dignity it deserves. All Owain Glyndŵr supporters passing through Machynlleth should visit the really nice atmospheric restaurant in 'Y Plas' for a wide choice of very reasonably priced refreshments and whilst there, go and see this item of national treasure and pay homage to our greatest leader of all times.

Gŵyl Coroni Owain Glyndŵr:

Newyddion Dâ o Lawenydd Mawr!!!...Great News.
A local committee has now been formed to organise 'Gŵyl Coroni Glyndŵr which is to take place on the 20th and 21st June next year. The first publicity poster draft has been produced and a member of the committee visited the Abercraf Gŵyl Glyndŵr last weekend to make contacts with entertainers, stall holders, reenactors and technicians so, ITS ON! I will post more news on this much needed Gŵyl as I get it, in the meantime, everybody get to work on your medieval outfits.

For an Embassy Glyndwr report on Gŵyl Glyndŵr, Abercraf visit the blog Cenedl Glyndŵr at:

For a report and to view the gallery of all the wonderful photographs taken at the Gŵyl Owain Glyndŵr Abercraf festival visit: www.sgfnet.co.uk/owainglyndwr

For up to date report on Glyndwr Battle Sites, see http://brwydrauglyndwr

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