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Feb 9, 2019

Welsh to English via Latin

Point Lynas is a direct equivalent of Trwyn Eilian, but how did this Anglesey headland - noted for its lighthouse - get its English name? The answer lies in the Latinised version of the name of St Eilian, in whose honour ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

a church was established c.450 in what's now the village of Llaneilian. To read how the name evolved over time and a brief history of the lighthouse, signal station and pilot station, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes where the Wales Coast Path diverges from the lane which leads to the lighthouse. Or click here