Protecting the Place Names of Wales


28 July 2020: Angharad honoured

The Gorsedd has announced the names of the people who were due to be honoured at the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron including, with green robes:

Angharad Fychan: Angharad Fychan, Pen-bont Rhydybeddau, Aberystwyth, has made a significant contribution to the field Continue reading

24 June 2020: Otters

Our Membership Secretary, Richard E Huws, has kindly allowed us to include a fascinating study of his (in Welsh) of Welsh place-names containing the element dwrgi / dyfrgi (otter). He would like to be informed of other similar names, if Continue reading

30 October 2019: Kerry Workshop

It’s always lovely to travel to Montgomeryshire and especially to the old commote and village of Kerry. The busy little village is about three miles south-east of Newtown.
It was great to be invited by one of our members, Carrie Continue reading

17 July 2019: Gŵyl Tysilio

Hywel Wyn Owen gave a lecture at St Tysilio’s Church, Menai Bridge. Hywel delivered his lunchtime lecture by candle light but it was quite a brilliant lecture! He chose a number of local names and discussed them bilingually in a Continue reading

24 June 2019: Lottery Grant


Today, the National Lottery announced the award of a grant of £38,000 to the Welsh Place-Name Society to develop the heritage project LLWYBRAU. The main aims of the project are to raise awareness Continue reading

30 September 2018: A Walk on Pumlumon

On Sunday 30 September the Society held a place-name walk, capably led by Angharad Fychan, in the Nant-y-moch area and Pumlumon. More than 20 people took part and there was an opportunity to hear about the origins of several historic Continue reading