The Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society was founded in 1905 and is one of the foremost County antiquarian societies in Wales. From its inception the founding members saw a need to record, publish and collect all things relating to the history, antiquities and natural history of 'Carmarthenshire in particular, and West Wales in general'. This philosophy has been maintained throughout its history. It has pursued part of its aim through scholarly publication through the Transactions (to 1939) and the Carmarthenshire Antiquary (1941 to present). It started as  a 'field club' and remains so to this day with its active programme of Field Days, supplemented by a winter programme of lectures.

Maes yr Eisteddfod, Llanelli

Syr Rhys ap Thomas a Brwydr Bosworth

Darlith gan Yr Athro Dafydd Johnston
Dan nawdd CAS

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Eisteddfod Field, Llanelli

Sir Rhys ap Thomas and the Battle of Bosworth

A Lecture by Professor Dafydd Johnston

Thursday 7th August, Societies Tent, 11am

Translation facilities available

Did your grandfather, great-uncle or any family member lose his or her life in WW1?

800 men from Llanelli alone were lost.

At Hanes Sir Gar History stand (near NLW stand) you can see their memorial in the parish they lived in, how they served their country and often an image of the grave.

Details are online; help available from members of CAS if needed.


Letter from James Burton of ICE regarding 'The castles of East Midlands and East Anglia' Weekend Course


Rooted In History
Celebrating Carmarthenshire's Parks and Gardens

Penny David

See flyer and order form in PDF format.


The Antiquarian Year under Review 2013
By Jeremy John


See some pictures of the Society's 2014 AGM


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Charity Number 260705




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Darlith yr Eisteddfod: Syr Rhys ap Tomas a Brwydr Bosworth
Siaradwr: Yr Athro Dafydd Johnston
Meysydd Gwyl, Parc Arfordirol y Mileniwm, Llanelli
Cysylltu: John Saunders 01554 770813

Thursday August 7th 11 am

Eisteddfod Lecture: Sir Rhys ap Thomas and the Battle of Bosworth (translation facilities available)
Speaker: Professor Dafydd Johnston
Eisteddfod Field, Llanelli Millennium Parc
Contact: John Saunders 01554 770813

Monday, 22 September 26 Friday, September
Field Excursion: Heart of England
Contacts: Menna Owen-Strong 01267 241922, Hazel Martell 01267 231148

Saturday, 18 October, 2.00pm
Field Day: Llanelly House and St Elli Church
Llanelly House Leader: Tom Lloyd
Contact: Heward Rees 01554 774188