LLanbadrig- Church of St. Patrick

A place to turn up your coat collar and watch the sun’s rays lengthen the shadows, St. Patrick’s Church at Llanbadrig sits on a lonely headland. Dating back to AD440, it’s one of the oldest sites on Anglesey.  The Welsh name Llanbadrig means ‘Church of St. Patrick’.  Legend has it that Patrick was shipwrecked on Ynys Badrig, found refuge in a cave and water in a nearby well and later founded the church to give thanks to God.

I love that feeling of remoteness and serenity, and there’s something wonderful and unfathomable about the Welsh language too.  I suspect that it will appeal to my friend Paula, who is patiently Waiting over at Thursday’s Special.

What was I waiting for?  Why, the church to open in May, of course.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter.  Fuller details and a peak inside the church can be found at Anglesey-Hidden-Gems.

89 comments

  1. It’s many years since I last visited Wales, decades actually, although I have driven through it when I got the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead a few years ago. I remember it as a beautiful place, so it was good to read your Welsh posts.

    1. I have memories both wet and dry but they all go back a long way. Anglesey was an excellent addition and a great excuse to meet up with some friends. A very happy belated Easter to you too (and I’m cutting it fine 🙂 )

    1. And don’t you just love the Welsh language? It’s like talking gibberish legitimately. Any Welsh ancestry? Just teasing 🙂 🙂 Many thanks for your company.

    1. I planned a lazy time, Dianne, but you know where planning leads, don’t you? 🙂 🙂 The son and his lady decided to land so, much scurrying about, buying food and changing beds. But it’s nice to have them here. Peace (and a long walk, I hope 🙂 ) will resume tomorrow. Easter hugs, darlin!

  2. Jo it seems that these ancient departed souls have a most blissful resting spot. The shadows of the stones in the bright sunshine create such gorgeous lines. Happy Easter to you my friend.

    1. Hi Gilda, and happy Easter! 🙂 I was just thinking about you, to send a link to Rosemay, but not sure if you’ll get it if I put it here, and I can never reach your site from clicking on your comment? Woe is me 🙂 🙂

    1. We followed a little country lane with no sense of the church being there until we came to the gate. Definitely a place you could sit and think (except in a howling gale 🙂 )

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