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Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun = "Mouth of the River Gwaun") is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with a population of 3,300 (est. 2006). The community of Fishguard and Goodwick had a population of 5043 at the 2001 census. A regular ferry leaves for Rosslare in Ireland from the port of Fishguard Harbour (not actually in Fishguard, but a mile away at Goodwick). Fishguard is the terminus of the A40 London to Fishguard trunk road. It is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Fishguard is served by train at Fishguard Harbour railway station. The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Preseli Pembrokeshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in Wales Lists of places within principal areas List of places in Anglesey List of places in Blaenau Gwent List of places in Bridgend List of places in Caerphilly List of places in Cardiff List of places in Carmarthenshire List... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the principal area of Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The River Gwaun (in Welsh Afon Gwaun or Cwm Gwaun, Gwaun meaning marsh, moor) is a river in Pembrokeshire which flows principally westwards draining to the sea into Fishguard Bay at Fishguard. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: ) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the country. ... A Community (welsh Cymuned) is the lowest level of Local Government structure in Wales, corresponding to a civil parish in England. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Rosslare Europort is a modern seaport located at Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford, at the southeasternmost point of Irelands coastline, handling passenger and freight ferries to and from the United Kingdom and France. ... Goodwick is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, immediately west of its twin town of Fishguard. ... The A40 is a trunk road in England and Wales, connecting London to Fishguard. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A63(T) trunk road A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road—usually connecting one or more cities, ports, airports, etc. ... Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro in the Welsh language) is a national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. ... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a long distance footpath in Wales, United Kingdom. ... Fishguard Harbour railway station serves the port of Fishguard Harbour, Wales. ...


The town of Fishguard (proper) is divided into two parts:

  • Lower Fishguard (Welsh: Cwm) is situated where the River Gwaun meets the sea in a deep valley. It is a typical fishing village with a short tidal quay. The settlement stretches along the north slope of the valley.
  • Upper Fishguard contains the parish church, the High Street and most of the modern development, and lies upon the hill to the south of Lower Fishguard, to which it is joined by a steep and winding hill. The western part of the Upper town, facing Goodwick, grew up in the first decade of the 20th century with the development of the harbour.

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History

The name Fishguard is from old Norse fiskigarðr = "fish catching enclosure"[2], and indicates that there may have been a Scandinavian trading post here, although there is no historical record to confirm this[3]. It was once a marcher borough. Owen, in 1603, described it as one of five Pembrokeshire boroughs overseen by a portreeve[4]. The Norman settlement lay along what is now High Street between the church at its north end and the slight remains of a Norman motte at its south end. Lower Fishguard developed as a herring fishery and port, trading with Ireland, Bristol and Liverpool. In the late 18th century it had 50 coasting vessels, and exported oats and salt herring[5]. The port declined in the latter half of the 19th century. Fishguard's ancient Royal Oak pub saw the signing of surrender following the last invasion of Britain in 1797. The whole story is told by the Fishguard Tapestry, which was created for the 200th anniversary as a deliberate echo of the Bayeux Tapestry, and is on display in a hall near the town centre. The nineteenth century vicar of Fishguard, the Rev Samuel Fenton, wrote the noted book 'The History of Pembrokeshire'. The ancient Parliamentary Borough of Fishguard was contributary to the Borough of Haverfordwest. In 1907, it was created an Urban District, and included Goodwick from 1934 until the Urban District was abolished in 1974. During the Second World War, the Fishguard Bay Hotel was Station IXc of Special Operations Executive where submersibles were tested in Fishguard Bay. Since 1995, the town of Loctudy (Breton: Loktudi) in Brittany, France has been twinned with Fishguard. Norman conquests in red. ... A motte-and-bailey is a form of castle. ... Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Species References ITIS 41455 2002-09-22 Oats are the seeds of any of several cereal grains in the genus Avena. ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... A French force of 1,400 troops in four warships, under the command of American Colonel William Tate landed on 22 February 1797 at Carregwastad Head. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a 50 cm by 70 m (20 in by 230 ft) long embroidered cloth which depicts the events leading up to the 1066 Norman invasion of England as well as the events of the invasion itself. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... The Special Operations Executive (SOE), sometimes referred to as the Baker Street Irregulars after Sherlock Holmess fictional group of spies, was a World War II organization initiated by Winston Churchill and Hugh Dalton in July 1940 as a mechanism for conducting warfare by means other than direct military engagement. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Loctudy (Breton: Lokudi) is a fishing port and seaside resort in Brittanny, France, at the mouth of the Pont-lAbbé river estuary. ... Breton (Brezhoneg) is a Celtic language spoken by some of the inhabitants of Brittany (Breizh) in France. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...


fishgard is a werd place since the fish there glow.;


Wildlife

Wildlife in the Fishguard vicinity is rich in flora and fauna: It shows a wide variety of colourful wild flowers and birds such as cormorants, gannets and gulls. Other local wildlife include the grey seal, puffins and even porpoises or dolphins. It is a paradise for bird and animal watchers alike. For other uses, see Cormorant (disambiguation). ... Species Morus bassanus Morus capensis Morus serrator The gannets are part of the family Sulidae. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... Binomial name (Fabricius, 1791) Grey Seal range (in blue) The Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. ... Species Fratercula arctica Fratercula corniculata Fratercula cirrhata For prehistoric species, see article text. ... Genera Neophocaena Phocoena - Harbor porpoise Phocoenoides - Dalls porpoise The porpoises are small cetaceans of the family Phocoenidae; they are related to whales and dolphins. ... For other uses, see Dolphin (disambiguation). ...


Population

According to the census of 2001, Fishguard had 3,193 inhabitants and 1,465 households. The population of 3,193 breaks down as follows:

Population Age Distribution Fishguard Pembrokeshire
20-44 years 24.4% 28.4%
45-64 years 25.2% 27.2%
65+ years 27.9% 19.2%
Population Age Distribution Fishguard Pembrokeshire
0-4 years 5.8% 5.8%
5-15 years 13.0% 14.6%
16-19 years 3.7% 4.8%







In 2001, 39.8% of the population could speak Welsh. This compares with 58.9% in 1951 and 90.3% in 1901.


Industry

The English name 'Fishguard' demonstrates the town's connection with the sea. It is therefore not surprising that fishing and the port are the principal industrial activities in this town. Fishguard Harbour opened in 1906 and today is used by ferry passengers to Ireland and also well-known for herring fishery. Species Clupea alba Clupea bentincki Clupea caspiopontica Clupea chrysotaenia Clupea elongata Clupea halec Clupea harengus Clupea inermis Clupea leachii Clupea lineolata Clupea minima Clupea mirabilis Clupea pallasii Clupea sardinacaroli Clupea sulcata Herrings are small oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic...


Tourism/sights

Outside of Fishguard there is a stone monument commemorating the signing of the Peace Treaty after the last invasion of Britain in 1797. Also there is the 19th century parish church of St Mary's containing the grave of the heroine Jemima Nicholas. A French force of 1,400 troops in four warships, under the command of American Colonel William Tate landed on 22 February 1797 at Carregwastad Head. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Fishguard has many hotels and is the main shopping town of north Pembrokeshire with a busy Thursday market in the town hall. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ...


Fishguard hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1936 and 1986. The Eisteddfod (literally sitting) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Fishguard still has a thriving Round Table with 15 members doing all sorts of good work including running the Fishguard & Goodwick Carnival which has been voted the most popular community event. This page refers to Round Table, a friendship organisation. ...


Famous inhabitants

The celebrated Welsh writer D.J. Williams was a resident and also taught at the local secondary school. D. J. Williams (David John Williams) (1885–1970) was one of the foremost Welsh-language writers of the twentieth-century. ...


The retired football player Mark Delaney who played for Cardiff City, Aston Villa and Wales grew up in Fishguard. Mark Delaney (born May 13, 1976 in Haverfordwest) is a Welsh footballer who currently plays for Aston Villa F.C. as a defender. ...


Catatonia lead singer Cerys Matthews went to Fishguard High School and now lives locally. Cerys Matthews (pronounced ) (born 11 April 1969, in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the Welsh rock band Catatonia, from 1992 to 2001. ...


Fishguard in the media

Fishguard has acquired a popular reputation as a result of "Hugh Pugh", a comic character in the TV series Barry Welsh is Coming, who reports from Fishguard and constantly points out the rivalry between Fishguard and Haverfordwest. Hugh Pugh is a news reporter for the fictitious Look Out Wales reports featured on comedy sketch show Barry Welsh is Coming. ... Barry Welsh is Coming was a sketch show that appeared exclusively in Wales. ... Haverfordwest (Welsh: Hwlffordd) is the county town of Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales. ...


Fishguard's Royal Oak pub appeared in the film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen. An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... Ill Sleep When Im Dead film poster Ill Sleep When Im Dead, released by Paramount Classics in 2003, is a British crime film from the director of Get Carter (the 1971 Michael Caine film) and Croupier, Mike Hodges. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ...


Lower Fishguard was used as "Llareggub" in the film of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole. The film Moby Dick (starring Gregory Peck) was also filmed here in the 1950s. Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet. ... We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood - prayer of the Rev Eli Jenkins from Under Milk Wood Statue of Dylans fictional Captain Cat, in Swanseas Maritime Quarter Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play and... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Moby Dick is a 1956 adaptation of Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ...


See also

  • Fishguard Folk Festival

Since 1999, the seaport town of Fishguard has been host to one of Wales’ best traditional music festivals, and, with the rising popularity of folk music, Fishguard Folk Festival is now one of the country’s best small festivals. ...

References

  1. ^ Fishguard Ward, 2001 census
  2. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 50
  3. ^ Charles, ibid, p xxxvi
  4. ^ Owen, George, The Description of Penbrokshire by George Owen of Henllys Lord of Kemes, Henry Owen (Ed), London, 1892
  5. ^ Barrett, J. H., The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, HMSO, 1974, ISBN 0-11-700336-0, p 44

External links

  • An account from historic-uk.com
  • Population figures 2001
  • Fishguard Harbour Information for Passengers undated Steamship Brochure circa 1905

Coordinates: 51°59′40″N, 4°58′32″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Fishguard (161 words)
Fishguard is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Fishguard's ancient Royal Oak pub saw the surrender signed following the last attempt to invade mainland Britain, in 1797, when a French-inspired force of 1400 troops in four warships landed on February 22nd at Carregwastad Head hoping to trigger an uprising.
The whole story is told by the Fishguard Tapestry, which was created for the 200th anniversary as a deliberate echo of the Bayeux Tapestry, and is on display in a hall near the town centre.
Fishguard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (550 words)
Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun - "Mouth of the River Gwaun") is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with a population of 3,300 (est.
Fishguard is the terminus of the A40 London to Fishguard trunk road.
Fishguard is served by train at Fishguard Harbour railway station which is due to be closed, although a date has not yet been set.
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