Porthdafarch Hut Circles

Anglesey, Porthdafarch, Irishmens Huts

The settlement in Porthdafarch on the outskirts of Holyhead is similar to those of Ty Mawr hut circles and thr Plas Meilw settlement. They are all known as Cytiau’r Gwyddelod in Welsh, and that translates as Irishmen’s Huts. This site would be contemporary with her sister sites.

No sign marks the field where the Porthdafarch settlement is located, and even most locals would be unaware of the significance of this historic ancient site. This, despite the fact that everyone walking to the beach at Porthdafarch would pass it and see it. To locate the site, head for Porthdafarch Beach from either the Holyhead or Valley direction. On arrival at the beach park on the main road. Get out of your vehicle and face the sea. The field that you are looking for is now directly behind you, and is at the junction of the road half way up the hill.

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