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St David's Day Celebrations

Monday 19th February to Sunday 4th March 2018


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Monday 19th February

 

  Launch of Window Decoration competition
 

Friday 23rd February

 

From 11am

 

Geo-caching treasure Hunt ‘Find the Little Things’ around the Cathedral Close.
 

Saturday 24th February

 

From 11am

 
Geo-caching treasure Hunt ‘Find the Little Things’ around the Cathedral Close.
 
7.30pm

 

Twmpath Dawns with Dawnswyr Glan Cleddau - (Welsh Folk Dancing in the City Hall)
Join in the Dancing and Music organised by Cyd/Clonc Ty Ddewi and bring a bottle if you wish. All welcome - Croeso i bawb!

 


Sunday 25th February

 

10.30am  
Kick Off
 
St David’s Mini Rugby Challenge Cup RFC -  St Davids Rugby Club

 
10.30am
 
Bilingual Parish Eucharist at the St Davids Cathedral
 
From 2pm

 

Geo-caching treasure Hunt ‘Find the Little Things’ around the Cathedral Close.
 
2.30pm

 

Cymanfa Ganu in Chapel Seion (Traditional Singing in Welsh and English) followed by Tea in the City Hall provided by the City Council.
 

 


Monday 26th February

 

10am - 4pm
 

 

St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society Exhibition - Streets in St Davids, in the Memorial Hall

 

 


Tuesday 27th February

 

 All Day

 

Judging of Window Decoration Competition

 

10am - 4pm
 

 

St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society Exhibition - Streets in St Davids, in the Memorial Hall

 

 


Wednesday 28th February

 

11am - 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eisteddfod Gadeiriol in the St Davids City Hall - Farming
 

Friends in Harmony sing in the City Hall, St Davids
Friends in Harmony singing in the City Hall, St Davids
 


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Choral Eucharist Imposition of Ashes  at the St Davids Cathedral

 


     

St Davids Day  -  Thursday 1st  March


 
8.15am
 
St Davids message to the Senedd in Cardiff, from the Cross Square
 
9am to 4pm
 

St Davids Market on the Cross Square
 

9.30am to 4.30pm
 
Bishop's Palace  FREE entry - Cathedral Close, St Davids
 
9.30am -
9.55am

 
St Davids Ringers ring prior to school service - St Davids Bell Tower (Porth y Twr)
 
10am
 
School Children's service in Cathedral
 
10am to 4pm
 
Croeso Cymreig a Lluniaeth Ysgafn in the City Hall -Hosted by the shop y Bobl ladies.
 
10am to 4pm
 
St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society Exhibition - Streets in St Davids,  in the Memorial Hall
 
10.30am
 
Foraging Walk - starting at Oriel y Parc visitor centre
 
11.15am
 
A pilgrims walk from St Nons Chapel to Oriel y Parc arriving at 11.50am
 
11.45am -
11.55am
 
St Davids Ringers ring to Welcome Bishop - St Davids Bell Tower (Porth y Twr)
 
12pm (noon)

 
Illumination of the St Davids Day stone. See the sun shine brightly through the hole in the St Davids Stone at Oriel y Parc visitor centre. Procession to Cross Square.
 
12.10pm

 
Bishop's Blessing on the Cross Square and National Anthem with Ysgol Bro Dewi Brass Band.
 
12.30pm
 
Prayers - at the Shrine of St David in the Cathedral
 
1pm
 
Full Peal attempt (bell ringing) by visiting band at the Bell Tower (Porth y Twr)
 
2pm
 
Announcement of winners of the Window Decoration Competition, in the City Hall
 
6pm
 
Choral Eucharist for the feast of St David- in the Cathedral
 

Friday 2nd March

 

10am - 4pm

 

St Davids and Dewisland Historical Society exhibition - Streets in St Davids,  in the Memorial Hall
 
10am - 4pm
 
Retreat Day St David: In Pursuit of our Patron Saint at Ty'r Pererin,  Quickwell Hill, St Davids

 


Saturday 3rd March
 
 

7am
8.30am
9am start

 
Ras Dewi Sant - Coastal Path Marathon or Half Marathon - Meet at St Davids City Hall at 7am. Visit www.man-upuk.com/ras-dewi-sant-registration to register.

 

9am - 4pm

 

St Davids Market on the Cross Square

 

10am - 5pm

 

 

 

St Davids Day Celebration at The Bug Farm (1 mile from St Davids): Come and make your own 'cob brick' bee hotel to take home and enjoy a truly Welsh cream tea at Grub Kitchen. Cream tea will include 'buggy' bara brith, scones with local jam and cream and delicious dinca fala (a traditional Welsh apple cake).

 

11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Parade of the Dragons - from Oriel y Parc down to the Cross Square and back.
Many Dragon heads will be paraded by local school children

Parade of the Dragons - more photos


12noon - 1pm

 

 

 

 

 

BEST CAWL in ST DAVIDS COMPETITION - St Davids City Hall (op. Barclays Bank)
Who makes the Best Cawl in St Davids? Chefs from local restaurants, cafes and hotels as well as enthusiastic amateur cooks compete for the title of producing the Best Cawl in St Davids. The tasters are the judges, with the highest number of votes winning. Entry £ donation - it is free to enter your cawl - contact the City Council Clerk tel. 01437 721137 or email clerk (at)stdavids.gov.uk

*Cawl is the traditional welsh soup
 

 

Saturday 4th March

 

12.30pm

 

Vintage Motor Bike Ride - meet at Oriel y Parc visitor centre

 

6pm

 

Stations of St David at the St Davids Cathedral

 

  

Every weekend as of 1st April and during May - at The Daisybus Gardens of Wellbeing near Solva, a Daffodil Festival is taking place. Visitors will see around 50 varieties of narcissi and be able to order ones they like for planting in autumn. Also a poetry competition on the same theme of 'A Host of Golden Daffodils' and Other Thoughts on Spring will take place. Poems will be judged at the end of May by local poet Steve Thorp.
 
 

(Times and Events may vary particularly if effected by the weather)


Last updated 11th February 2018


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