The goings on in and around Bridgend

Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bridgend mashup


Bridgend mashup, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Fuse urban sport with traditional and what have you got? A right Mash Up! The Bridgend Mash Up is a very different family event taking place throughout the streets of Bridgend Town Centre. Come along to watch, compete or have a go!


Bluebell Wood, Bryngarw Country Park


Bryngarw Country Park is a veritable paradise for flora and fauna enthusiasts. Beech avenues and marsh plants, ferns, fungi and mosses are all part of the diverse habitats that harbour a profusion of plants and wildflowers in the Park. Keen bird watchers may be able to spot buzzards, blue tit, great tit, coal tit, woodpecker jay and heron. The park is also alive with butterflies, dragonflies and insects during the summer months.


Porthcawl Interceltic Festival


Porthcawl Interceltic Festival, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
Great weather and music on the weekend on the Golden Coast of Southern Wales what a fab event the Interceletic Festival  


Saint David's Day


Saint David's Day, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.

Saint David's Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant in Welsh is the patron Saint of Wales. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century and falls on the 1st March each year. The date of was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David on that day in 589, and has been celebrated by followers since then. To celebrate this day, people wear a symbol of either a leek, or daffodil. The leek arises from an occasion when a troop of Welsh were able to distinguish each other from a troop of English enemy dressed in similar fashion by wearing leeks. An alternative emblem developed in recent years is the daffodil.