Llanllyfni

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Llanllyfni is a small village near Penygroes in Gwynedd, North Wales.

It is a largely Welsh speaking close-knit village. About over 85% of the villagers speak Welsh as their first language.

Llanllyfni boasts of stunning views towards Dinas Dinlle, Afon Menai (Menai Straits), Ynys Mon(Anglsey) and the rest of the Nantlle Valley.The river Afon Llyfni, sometimes spelt Afon Llyfnwy, runs through the village.

Llanllyfni existed before the slate quarries opened. Llanllyfni grew bigger and bigger during the slate quarrying period.

Eglwys Sant Rhedyw (the parish church) has existed since as early as the 4th century. Here, a service is held every year on Christmas Day at 7a.m., this is a tradition that has been ongoing for hundreds of years. In Welsh, the service is called 'Plygain'. There are two other places of worship in the village - Capel Ebeneser, Felingerrig - (Baptist Chapel) and Capel Moriah (Salem) - (Methodist Chapel). The original Capel Salem chapel was closed in the early 20th century, and replaced by a smaller chapel; named Capel Moriah chapel. The larger Capel Salem chapel was eventually demolished - except for the Sunday School building. To avoid confusion, the new Capel Moriah was casually called Capel Salem by the villagers - (after the old larger chapel). As of today, the three places of worships are still open.There are five cemeteries in Llanllyfni; Mynwent Yr Eglwys - Sant Rhedyw (the oldest), Mynwent Capel Ebeneser - Felingerrig, Mynwent Capel Salem, Mynwent...
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