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IEUAN (IFAN) DYLYNIWR ( fl. 1520-1567 ), harpist and bard .

He was, possibly, a native of Aberdaron, Caerns. ; references in the course of the bardic controversy between him and Huw ap Richard ap Siôn ap Madog of Bodwrdda , Aberdaron , seem to suggest this. Like most of the bards of his period he visited the larger houses, e.g. Penrhyn in the parish of Llandygái and Raglan in Mon. , on his bardic itineraries. An elegy upon him was written by Wiliam Cynwal (q.v.) in 1567 .


  • Mostyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth) 1 (105), 148 (556, 562, 569, 575);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 81 (167);
  • Jes. Coll. MS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford 15;
  • U.C.N.W. Nannau Deeds at the University of North Wales, Bangor II, 1895, 1898, Penrhyn Deeds at the University of North Wales, Bangor , 148-9;
  • Yr Herald Cymraeg (a'r Genedl) , 29 Aug., 5 Sept. and 12 Sept. 1938 ;
  • Manuscripts in the possession of Mr Robert Owen, Croesor


Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959