Poets, Priests & Pubs Walks - Abertillery

'The Rev. William Thomas was not born in Abertillery itself but in Ynysddu, further on down the valley. He is better known by his bardic title of Islwyn, which he took from the name of the mountain, Mynydd Islwyn ... Islwyn had books of poetry published in 1854 and 1867; and in 1897 a complete edition of his Welsh poems. His magnum opus was "The Storm", a philosophical poem in Welsh, which takes in more than nine thousand lines and which he started at the age of 22, after the death of his fiance, Anne Owen ...'

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Abertillery, , Caerphilly
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'Start your walk at St. Michaels' Church in the High Street. If you have taken the bus here, the church is adjacent to the small bus station. There is a newly built courtyard at the side of the church where you can look down onto the Afon Tyleri, the Tillery River, and out across the imposing valley covered in trees ...' ALERT Unfortunately, the Poets, Priests & Pubs Website seems no longer to be online.

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