The Saint of Llanbadrig: A Contested Dedication
Deborah K. E. Crawford, Independent Scholar
Located on the Isle of Anglesey in northwest Wales, the medieval church of Llanbadrig is the pride of the nearby village of Cemaes, on Cemaes Bay. There is a strong local tradition that the church is dedicated to Patrick, Apostle of the Irish. However, reporting of that dedication has been divided between the patron saint of Ireland and one Padrig ab Alfryd, a saint associated with northern Wales. The issue of the dedication is important to the community of Cemaes. A resolution is also needed for scholarly purposes.
Llanbadrig, Saint Patrick, Welsh folklore, saints' dedications, Wales