Bardsey Island


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Bardsey Island

(bärd`sē), Welsh Ynys Enlli, 0.7 sq mi (1.8 sq km), Gwynedd, Wales, off the SW tip of the Lleyn Peninsula. The small island, which rises to 548 ft (167 m), is separated from the mainland by the 2-mi-wide (3.2-km) Bardsey Sound. It is the site of a lighthouse. Known as the island of 20,000 saints because of its history as a place of holy burial (legend says King Arthur was buried there), it was settled in the 5th and 6th cent. by monks and was major pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages. Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, the island fell into disrepair. Now a nature reserve with a small year-round population, Bardsey also has several prehisoric sites.
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Nova is working with community group YnNi Llyn to deliver a 1 MW project at Bardsey Island off the Llyn peninsula, and has also secured a berth in the Morlais tidal energy site off Anglesey.
Sian Stacey beat around 300 other applicants to become manager of Bardsey Island where there are just nine homes to let.
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Colin Evans, 37, who fishes for crab and lobster off Bardsey Island, said: "It's not my business ending but the end of centuries of a way of life, and probably the end of Bardsey Island which still depends on its fishery.
He is a committee member of the Walsall RSPB local group, secretary of the West Midland Bird Club and the Bardsey Island Bird Observatory, and represents the RSPB on the West Midlands Biodiversity Partnership.
Yesterday it was ringed for the fourth time when it was recaptured on Bardsey Island, North Wales.
Bardsey Island Trust have been searching for a manager to run the island two miles off the tip of the Llyn Peninsula since the beginning of July.
The move will affect the owners of more than 9,000 listed buildings across North Wales - from castles, churches and stately homes to iconic landmarks like the Bardsey Island lighthouse The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said the tax rise will cost owners thousands of pounds just to ensure their property does not fall into disrepair.