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(ˈkɑːdɪɡənˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a former county of W Wales: became part of Dyfed in 1974; reinstated as Ceredigion in 1996


(ˈkɑr dɪ gənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in Dyfed, in W Wales. Also called Cardigan.
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South Glamorgan, beaten by a single shot by Mid Glamorgan, will be looking to fare better against Cardiganshire at Rhiwbina on Sunday (2.
The anglicised Cardiganshire was derived from the ancient Ceredigion (Cardigan being the anglicised version of Ceredigion) during the English invasions, and it was by this English version that the county was to be known until the reforms of the late 60s/early 70s when a return to the more ancient name was made.
Eatonfield Holdings is to buy the site owned by Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers Ltd that forms the largest element of the land assembly package needed for the regeneration of Cardigan town centre.
South Glamorgan are bidding to win the Welsh Bowling Association's County Championship for the first time in five years but will be severely tested at RTB Ebbw Vale against a Monmouthshire side who also recorded a convincing win in their firstmatch, away to Cardiganshire CBA.
SIR - I wrote to ask the First Minister if he now had the power to order the (so called) Ceredigion council to immediately observe the principle of truth by returning to this county its indisputable, ancient name of Caerdigan; a name which evolved into the name, Cardiganshire.
Born in 1925,he went to school in Aberystwyth and began his working life as a farmer,but was elected a member of Cardiganshire County Council for the then Liberal Party in 1952.
Aled farms around 600 acres in Cardiganshire and North Pembrokeshire with his uncle and his wife, Hedydd and also runs a grain processing contracting business.
John Weston-Arnold, of Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers,Wales' largest farmer-owner supplies co-operative, said: ``This could be a watershed for the farm co- operative movement in Wales.
DMK Davies of Mansel Davies & Son Ltd DKL Davies of Cawdor Cars, Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel and Gelli Fawr Hotel S Richards of Richards Bros Llew Rees of Gamallt Concrete Mr Granville and Sheila John of Trefigin Quarries and Olew Trefigin Rees Bros of Pantgwyn Quarry Quinton Davies of James Davies (Abercych) Keith Gosney of Clynderwen & Cardiganshire Farmers Mathew Parry of Frenni Transport Edward Jones of Priory Vets Rebecca Curtis of Rebecca Curtis Racing Paul Nicholas of Greenacres Skip Hire Alan James of Alan James & Sons Carwyn James of JK Lewis & Son The Directors of the Golden Lion, Newport Nicola Jones of Riverlea NFU Cymru of Crymych Julian Palmer of Derw Glass Emyr Evans of Evans Agricultural Contracting
Anna Jane Evans, 52, Cae Corn Hir, Caernarfon and Sian ap Gwynfor, 59, Yr Hafod, Llandysul, Cardiganshire both pleaded not guilty to causing criminal damage.
After being educated in Cardiganshire, he went on pilgrimage through South Wales and the west of England, where it is said he founded religious centres.
Following in the footsteps of Wales' patron saint from Llanddewi-Brefi in Cardiganshire, he walkedto the cathedral city of St David's.