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(kɑːˈnɑːvənˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) (until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd


(kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
Also called Caer•nar′von.
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Six counties entered a team of up to five junior girls, including Caernarfonshire and Anglesey, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire, Glamorgan, mid-Wales and Monmouthshire.
FUW President Glyn Roberts, County Executive Committee member and local Conwy Valley Branch representative Dafydd Gwyndaf, and Caernarfonshire County Executive Officer Gwynedd Watkin, held the talks with Aberconwy MP Mr Bebb at Llanrwst Show.
It was built in 1908 by Frank Charles Minoprio who was a founder member of the South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club in 1924 and High Sheriff of Caernarfonshire in 1934.
CAERNARFONSHIRE are champions of the North Wales Counties for the fifth successive year with five wins out of six in their matches, closing with an 8'-3' win over Flintshire in their final match of the season at Abersoch.
Terence Maguire, 56, stole pounds 84,000 from 82-year-old Dorothy after she sold up and went to live with him in Llandudno, Caernarfonshire.
In doing so the Caernarfonshire squad collected PS2000 for the British Heart Foundation Cymru charity.
DENBIGHSHIRE inflicted the first defeat of the season on champions Caernarfonshire in the North Wales County Championship winning 8-4 at Abergele.
Officially opening the show yesterday, Hywel Richards of Criccieth, a former High Sheriff of this year's feature county of Caernarfonshire, said it was amazing to see the interest the system generates as each of 13 counties in turn raises money towards improvements on the showground and see their locality highlighted during the four-day event.
Blane, 32, of Penmaenmawr, Caernarfonshire, said: "I had this idea years ago so I'm glad to finally find someone brave - or unhinged - enough to do it."
CAERNARFONSHIRE will retain the North Wales County Championship for the fourth successive year following their latest 8-4 win over Anglesey at Rhosneigr, while Flintshire beat Denbighshire 9-3 at Chirk.
Morgan Jones-Parry chairman of the Farmers' Union of Wales FUW Caernarfonshire branch, of Ciliau Uchaf, Llithfaen, blames Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) red tape for the virtual disappearance from the area of the chough.
CAERNARFONSHIRE'S farming community is being asked to nominate a candidate for this year's Dr Emrys Evans Award.