Many poets have written eloquently about Llanuwchllyn, the village whose name can
be literally translated as “the parish at the far end of the lake”
It is a large parish, extending from Allt y Gwine in the west to the river Llafar,
and from Bwlch y Groes (the highest pass in Wales) to the Feidiog which is on the
border with Trawsfynydd.
The Romans came to Caer Gai and the remains of their roads criss-cross the landscape.
In the Pennantlliw valley the remains of Carndochan Castle remind us of the period
of the Welsh Princes and the revelries of the medieval lord, Rhirid Flaidd.
The area is associated with numerous historic famous people, the most prominent being
Sir O M Edwards, Sir Ifan ap Owen Edwards and Michael D Jones. The acclaimed sculptor
John Meirion Morris continues to live in the area he was born and bred.
But what makes Llanuwchllyn so special is its wide ranging cultural activities, and
the Welsh language which continues to thrive in the school and the community.