Anglesey's Islands, by Margaret Hughes
Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2015, 80 pages. Small undersize paperback - c.12cm by 18cm (N5890)
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From the rear side cover: Ynys Mon (Anglesey) is an island connected to the mainland by two great bridges. Off its shore, however, there are numerous other small islands which have different stories to tell throughout their centuries of history. Some stories are maritime, naturally. The Celtic Sea was a busy navigation area since ancient times. Lighthouses, pilot boats, shipwrecks and lifeboats are part of these islands' heritage.
A number of Celtic saints are remembered on the surrounding islands as well. Isolated headlands and islands were ideal places for sanctuaries and peaceful hermit cells. Later, churches were built on the site where their followers were welcomed, and, in two cases, monasteries too. Pig drovers and fishermen, bridge-builders and bird watchers are also part of their history. Read some fascinating facts in this well-photographed book...