GORONWY GYRIOG (fl. c. 1310-1360), an Anglesey poet

Name: Goronwy Gyriog
Child: Iorwerth ab y Cyriog
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Place: Anglesey
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

father, apparently, of the poet Iorwerth ab y Cyriog. No details are known concerning him, but examples of his work are found in the ‘Red Book of Hergest’ and other manuscripts. They include an awdl addressed to Madog ab Iorwerth, bishop of Bangor, and an elegy to Gwenhwyfar, wife of Hywel ap Tudur of Anglesey (brother to Goronwy of Penmynydd). It appears that he was also the author of at least some of the poems attributed to Gutun Ceiriog and Gutun Cyriog in B.M. Add. MS. 14866; Cardiff MS. 26; Llanst. MSS. 47, 122, 134; Merthyr Tydfil MS.; N.L.W. MSS. 1578, 13061; and Pen. MSS. 54, 112, 239.


Published date: 1959

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