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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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Following the August field day at the  NBGW Middleton Hall the following may be of interest.

If you are interested in keeping up with the developments at the NBGW please click on the link below. This will take you to a web page (which does ask for your name and email) where you will be able to register to receive the 'Paradise Regained' newsletter.

Latest Developments in the Carmarthenshire Archive Closure



Monday, 7 September Friday, 11 September
Field Excursion: North Devon

Contacts: Menna Owen-Strong 01267 241922, Hazel Martell 01267 231148


Saturday, 10 October, 13.30pm

Field Day: Trefenty and Llanfihangel Abercywyn Pilgrims Church
Leader: Heather James

Trefenty Farm SN298136 Access from A40 at SN300170

Contact: Heather James 01267 231793


Saturday, 14 November 2.00pm

Lecture: Poetry in Oak: Cambrian, Medieval and later wood carving.
Speaker: Richard Bebb

Morfa Methodist Chapel Vestry, Kidwelly.

Contact: Byron Huws 01554 890111

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


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 £3


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