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Cyngor Cymuned Llanycil Community Council
Llanycil is a Welsh parish within the ancient district of Penllyn situated between Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) to the south and the looming mountain of Arenig Fawr to the north, and between the reservoir of Llyn Tryweryn to the west, and the outskirts of Bala town to the east. Indeed, it is said that Bala was included in Llanycil parish in ancient times. A hundred years ago, there was a busy quarry on the slopes of Arenig with over two hundred people employed there but now the parish has returned to agriculture with only two small villages,Rhyduchaf and Parc, small clusters of houses in Llidiardau and Arenig and an otherwise scattered population. The people of Llanycil, predominantly Welsh speaking, are renowned throughout Wales for their diverse cultural activities which see their two halls and three parish chapels being used by various societies on a weekly basis. At one time there were two primary schools in the parish, Maesywaun which closed in the late sixties when the new school, Bro Tryweryn opened in Frongoch, and the other in Parc which closed in 2013 after a long and heartfelt campaign failed to save it. Apart from agriculture, the most valuable resource in the parish is Llyn Arenig which supplies drinking water to the residents of Penllyn and some areas of Edeyrnion.
Llanycil is a Welsh parish within the ancient district of Penllyn situated between Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) to the south and the looming mountain of Arenig Fawr to the north, and between the reservoir of Llyn Tryweryn to the west, and the outskirts of Bala town to the east. Indeed, it is said that Bala was included in Llanycil parish in ancient times. A hundred years ago, there was a busy quarry on the slopes of Arenig with over two hundred people employed there but now the parish has returned to agriculture with only two small villages,Rhyduchaf and Parc, small clusters of houses in Llidiardau and Arenig and an otherwise scattered population. The people of Llanycil, predominantly Welsh speaking, are renowned throughout Wales for their diverse cultural activities which see their two halls and three parish chapels being used by various societies on a weekly basis. At one time there were two primary schools in the parish, Maesywaun which closed in the late sixties when the new school, Bro Tryweryn opened in Frongoch, and the other in Parc which closed in 2013 after a long and heartfelt campaign failed to save it. Apart from agriculture, the most valuable resource in the parish is Llyn Arenig which supplies drinking water to the residents of Penllyn and some areas of Edeyrnion.
Cyngor Cymuned Llanycil Community Council
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