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.
Charity Number 260705
Saturday, 25 June, 10.30am – 4.00pm
Field Day: 'Cwm' for an away day in Llangynog – Dogs,
Monks and Gentry.
Leader: Byron Hughes
10.15 Llangynog village for Twlc y Filiast (SN339163), 11.00 Llangynog Church
(SN338149), 13.00 Cwm Cwrt (Coomb) (SN337143).
Contact: Byron Hughes 07747 061849
Friday, 22 July, 6.15pm
Chairman's Evening: Jack DuBuisson – WWI
Leader: Dylan Rees
Glynhir, Llandybie, SA18 2TD (SN639151)
Contact: Dylan Rees 01792 296131
Saturday, 20 August, 10.30am
Field Day: St Clears circular walk.
Leader: Heather James
St Clears Boat Club, Lower St Clears (SN281152)
Contact: Heather James 01267 23179
Dominic Conway who was a member of our
council and former Chairman has sadly passed away.
Click here to read a tribute to him from his colleagues at Friends
of Court Farm.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR A NEW
EDITOR OF THE CARMARTHENSHIRE ANTIQUARY
Following the sad loss of our longstanding Editor,
Miss Muriel Bowen Evans in December 2015, the Council of the
Society held an Emergency Meeting to consider the way forward.
It was agreed by all, including the Acting Editor, Mrs Heather
James, that we should advertise the post as widely as possible.
The Acting Editor is overseeing the production
of Vol 51 (2015) and taking in material for Vol 52 (2016) with
the assistance of a small Editorial Board. The Carmarthenshire Antiquary is
produced annually and circulated to the membership both individual
are invited, giving an indication of relevant qualifications,
experience and vision for the future to be sent to the Hon. Sec.
Mrs Menna Owen-Strong, Min-yr-Afon, Llangain, Carmarthen SA33
5AH or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be received by the end of
July 2016 and Council and the Editorial Board will invite applicants
to make an informal presentation at a meeting in late summer
2016. The future editor will have the help and support of the
small editorial board.
Diploma in Irish Archaeology
The diploma is fully online, to facilitate
the participation of folks in different countries and time zones,
and is offered by experts on Irish archaeology. We currently
have participants from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany,
Canada, the United States, and Australia - and would love
to continue this diversity.
Information can be found at by
clicking here and online applications can
be found here.
brochure in PDF format can be downloaded here.
New book available from the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian
Society - Price £2