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Saint Deiniol (died 584) was the first Bishop of Bangor in North Wales. He is also venerated in Brittany as Saint Denoual. In English, the name is Daniel but this is rarely used. Events The Visigoths conquer the Suevi kingdom in Spain. ... The Bishop of Bangor heads the Church in Wales diocese of Bangor centred upon Bangor Cathedral. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Veneration is a religious symbolic act giving honor to someone by honoring an image of that person, particularly applied to saints. ... Traditional coat of arms Modern flag (Gwenn-ha-du) Historical province of Brittany région of Bretagne, see Bretagne. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Very little is known of the saint's life, but the tradition that he was the first Bishop of Bangor is very strong. He was apparently consecrated in 545 by Saint David. The present Bangor Cathedral is dedicated to Deiniol and is said to be on the site where Deiniol's first monastery stood. His feast day is September 11. The Bishop of Bangor heads the Church in Wales diocese of Bangor centred upon Bangor Cathedral. ... Events The Ostrogoths besiegeRome. ... The Flag of Saint David. ... Bangor Cathedral from Bangor Mountain Bangor Cathedral is a place of Christian worship situated in Bangor in North Wales in the United Kingdom. ... Monastery of St. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ...


A Latin life of Deiniol has been preserved in Peniarth MS226 transcribed by Sir Thomas Williams of Trefriw in 1602. He was the son of Dunod Fawr, son of Pabo Post Prydain. The family were originally rulers of an area in what is now the North of England, but having lost these were given lands by the king of Powys, Cyngen ap Cadell. Deiniol is said to have studied under Caradog of Llancarfan and later was given land by Maelgwn Gwynedd king of Gwynedd to found a monastery on the site where Bangor Cathedral now stands. He attended the Synod of Llanddewi Brefi in c. 545 with Saint David when the subject of rules for penance was being discussed. Dunod Fawr is a figure known from the Welsh Genealogies believed to have been a noble in the post-Roman Hen Ogledd. ... Pabo Post Prydain (born c. ... The North of England , also the North country or simply The North, is a term which strictly refers to any part of Northern England north of a line from the Humber to the Dee estuaries. ... Medeival kingdoms of Wales. ... Cyngen ap Cadell (died 855) was a king of Powys in eastern Wales. ... Maelgwn ap Cadwallon (480-547, reigned from 520s?) (Latin: Maglocunus; English: Malcolm), also known as Maelgwn Gwynedd and Maelgwn Hir (the Tall), was king of Gwynedd, and a character from Celtic mythology. ... Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales. ... The Synod of Brefi was a church council held at Llanddewi Brefi in the county of Ceredigion in Wales around 545. ... Events The Ostrogoths besiegeRome. ... The Flag of Saint David. ...


He may also have been the founder of the monastery of Bangor-on-Dee (Bangor Iscoed or Is-y-coed), Flintshire, though whether the early abbot there named Saint Dunod was is father or not is unclear. The church of Hawarden in Flintshire is dedicated to Deiniol. William Gladstone dedicated Saint Deiniol's Library, a library for arts students, in 1896. The church of Marchwiel is also dedicated to Deiniol and there are also dedications at Itton in Monmouthshire and Llangarran in Herefordshire. According to the Annales Cambriae, Deiniol died in 584 and was buried on Bardsey Island. Monastery of St. ... Bangor-on-Dee or Bangor-is-y-Coed is a village in Maelor in the county borough of Wrexham in North Wales, United Kingdom. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Saint Dunod was a late 6th/early 7th century Abbot of Bangor-on-Dee in North-East Wales. ... Hawarden (pronounced Harden; Welsh: Penarlâg) is a small town in Flintshire, north Wales, a few miles from the city of Chester. ... William Ewart Gladstone (December 29, 1809 - May 19, 1898) was a British Liberal politician and Prime Minister (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894). ... St Deiniols Library (Welsh: Llyfrgell Deiniol Sant) is a library in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Annales Cambriae, or The Annals of Wales, believed to date from 970, is a chronicle of events thought to be significant occurring during the years 447-954. ... Events The Visigoths conquer the Suevi kingdom in Spain. ... Bardsey Island (Welsh: Ynys Enlli) lies off the Lleyn peninsula, in north Wales. ...


Trivia

His name has been given to the Deiniol Centre, a shopping centre in Bangor.


References

  • S. Baring-Gould and John Fisher. (1908). The Lives of British Saints
  • C.J. Clark. The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and such Irish Saints as have dedications in Britain

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Deiniol (890 words)
Deiniol was the son of Abbot Dunawd Fwr or Dinothus, son of Pabo Post Prydyn, by Dwywai, daughter of Llenog.
Deiniol soon left Powys for Gwynedd where he founded the monastery of Bangor under the patronage of Maelgwn Gwynedd who endowed it with lands and privileges, later raising it to the rank of an episcopal see, coterminous with the principality of Gwynedd.
The Church of Marchwiel is dedicated to Deiniol and a tenement of fifteen acres is named Tyddyn Daniel, purchased in 1626 for "the repair and use of the Church." According to Browne Willis (Bangor p.359), the church was formerly St. Daniel’s Chapel and belonged to the monastery of Bangor.
Books and Mr. Gladstone. (former UK Prime Minister William Gladstone) - HighBeam Encyclopedia (1621 words)
Deiniol's Library was founded at Hawarden in North Wales, with W. Gladstone's gift of about 30,000 volumes, largely conveyed by himself by wheel-barrow across the village street from his residence at Hawarden Castle.
Deiniol's library, of course, still persists and flourishes: the Parish Church conveniently separating its spacious and graceful buildings from the 'Old Rectory', now housing both a Public Library and a Record Office.
Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, is unusual in that it possesses residential facilities for its readers, and so some sort of social life for its residents.
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