Welsh Legends

Myrddin ap Dafydd, a Welsh writer, publisher and poet recently visited Ysgol Aberconwy to meet with our year 7 Welsh first language students to discuss some of the local legends included in his book about Welsh legends from the Conwy Valley.

Students learned about the legend of Llys Helig, the palace of Helig ap Glannawg which supposedly once stood somewhere between Penmaenmawr, Llandudno and Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island), which was destroyed by a great flood sometime in the 6th Century. 

They also enjoyed hearing stories about the river Conwy’s monstrous beaver, The Owl of Cwm Cowlyd said to be one of the oldest animals in the world, and Santes Ffraid (Saint Brigid) in Glan Conwy who fed the hungry villagers, as a part of their studies into the legends of Wales.