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  1. David – Patron Saint of Wales

  2. Scotland Ireland England Wales

  3. St David’s Day - 1 March

  4. David died on the first of March 589. This became an official feast day in 1398.

  5. Holyhead Bangor Wales Aberystwyth St Davids Carmarthen Milford Haven Swansea Cardiff

  6. St David – Died 1 March 589 Rhigyfarch writes biography in Latin –1095 Earliest Latin manuscripts still in existence – c. 1150 Earliest Welsh translation – 1346 Wade-Evans English Translation – 1923 J W James English Translation – 1967

  7. David and Rhigyfarch –both lived in times of change

  8. “Not to you has God assigned this place, but to a son who is not yet born, and will not be born until thirty years have passed.” “The Lord has appointed you the chief one in the island of Ireland.”