The Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society was founded in 1905 and is one of the foremost County antiquarian societies in Wales. From its inception the founding members saw a need to record, publish and collect all things relating to the history, antiquities and natural history of 'Carmarthenshire in particular, and West Wales in general'. This philosophy has been maintained throughout its history. It has pursued part of its aim through scholarly publication through the Transactions (to 1939) and the Carmarthenshire Antiquary (1941 to present). It started as  a 'field club' and remains so to this day with its active programme of Field Days, supplemented by a winter programme of lectures.


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Saturday, 7 May, 10.30am
Field Day: Rhandirmwyn: from monastic grange to mining village.
Leaders: Heather James, Edna Dale-Jones, Sara Fox
Royal Oak Inn car park, Rhandirmwyn. SA20 0NY
Contact: Heather James 01267 23179

Saturday, 25 June, 10.30am – 4.00pm
Field Day: 'Cwm' for an away day in Llangynog – Dogs, Monks and Gentry.
Leader: Byron Hughes
10.15 Llangynog village for Twlc y Filiast (SN339163), 11.00 Llangynog Church (SN338149), 13.00 Cwm Cwrt (Coomb) (SN337143).
Contact: Byron Hughes 07747 061849

Friday, 22 July, 6.15pm
Chairman's Evening: Jack DuBuisson – WWI Salonica
Leader: Dylan Rees
Glynhir, Llandybie, SA18 2TD (SN639151)
Contact: Dylan Rees 01792 296131

Saturday, 20 August, 10.30am
Field Day: St Clears circular walk.
Leader: Heather James
St Clears Boat Club, Lower St Clears (SN281152)
Contact: Heather James 01267 23179



Dominic Conway who was a member of our council and former Chairman has sadly passed away.
Click here to read a tribute to him from his colleagues at Friends of Court Farm.


Following the sad and untimely death of our esteemed Editor, Muriel Bowen Evans on 1 December 2015,  Heather James, currently the Reviews Editor for the The Antiquary, has kindly agreed to assume the role of Acting Editor for the 2015 edition of The Carmarthenshire Antiquary.

Please direct all editorial matters such as submissions, questions and queries to Heather James at the following email address, or by post to:

Heather James, Braemar, Llangunnor Road, Carmarthen, SA31 2PB

Phone: 01267 231793


Welsh Soldiers in the Later Middle Ages, 1282-1422 (Adam Chapman) 9781783270316 - Boydell and Brewer

Click here for more information - http://www.boydellandbrewer. com/store/viewItem.asp? idProduct=14795

Any member of the Society interested in receiving a pre-publication discount of 35% (plus p+p) on Welsh Soldiers in the later Middle Ages, please contact the Secretary; Menna Owen-Strong on or 01267 241 922


Diploma in Irish Archaeology

The diploma is fully online, to facilitate the participation of folks in different countries and time zones, and is offered by experts on Irish archaeology. We currently have participants from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Canada, the United States, and Australia -  and would love to continue this diversity.

Information can be found at by clicking here and online applications can be found here.

The online brochure in PDF format can be downloaded here.


New book available from the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society - Price £2


Letter from James Burton of ICE regarding 'The castles of East Midlands and East Anglia' Weekend Course



The Antiquarian Year under Review 2013
By Jeremy John


See some pictures of the Society's 2014 AGM