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

a historic county in Dyfed, in W Wales. Also called Cardigan.
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Mr Ewart Smith (Western Mail, February 16) claims to have had monoglot cousins in Cardiganshire who decided because of the inward migration of non-Welsh-speakers that they would have to learn English.
Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers has teamed up with JCP Solicitors to scrutinise the contracts of its dairy farmer customers.
When William Powell and his headstrong wife Elizabeth inherit the glorious Nanteos estate in Cardiganshire, it seems their new life is everything they could wish for.
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.
Morfudd Lewis, of Talybont, Cardiganshire, was half expecting to get the boot - she's been on the short-list in the last two shows.
David Sturgess, 53, allegedly hid four cameras in fake smoke alarms on the ceilings and walls of the country cottage in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire in Wales.
This, the sixth volume in the Buildings of Wales series, covers Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (or Cardiganshire).
CLIFFORD Pearce from Cardiganshire recently bought an 04-plate Rover Streetwise with just under 20,000 miles.
MASSEY FERGUSON veteran Dave Phillips ran a ten-year best of 50-44 in the 10km Ras Y Ddau Sant (Race of Two Saints) at Tregaron, Cardiganshire over an undulating out-and-back course.
The Dyfed Family History Society - which has a branch in Haverfordwest itself - can point you in the direction of their records, which cover the old counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Write to Beti Williams, 12 Elder Grove, Llamgunnor, Carmarthen SA31 2LQ, or e-mail
This is the first time that the Cardiganshire singer and composer Brychan Llyr has presented from the International Eisteddfod and he's relishing the prospect.