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Saint Hywn or Hywyn Abbot

Reposed 6 century Remembered January 6

St Hywn (Hywyn) was a disciple of St Cadfan and later Abbot of the monastery on Bardsey. The monastery at Aberdaron at the end of the Lleyn peninsula was probably a support monastery for Bardsey. In the churchyard are the grave slabs of two Christian priests, Veracius and Senacus, from Capel Anelog, the site of yet another monastery; on the seashore is St Mary’s well perhaps one of the most elusive, beautiful, scary (on the cliff edge) well with a magnificant view of Bardsey Island, with pure water just above the high tide: (see Jim Perrin, the Guardian, Country Diary 26 April 2013 This well is not to be confused with another St Mary’s holy well by the roadside in Bryncroes – the last village before getting on board.

The church

Grave Slab

St Mary's Well

St Mary's Well

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