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Hello and Welcome

Welcome to the web site of the Friends of Oriel y Parc, an organisation set up by local residents to support and promote this wonderful facility and it’s aims. We work with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to encourage the development and use of the facilities afforded by Oriel y Parc. Event publicity and promotion is one of our critical roles; providing and distributing educational and advertising material supporting Oriel y Parc. We are committed to furthering the interest and involvement of the local community in Oriel y Parc, the facilities, events and exhibitions on offer.

We support the continuing work of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, in providing collections to be viewed at Oriel y Parc on a rotational basis.This includes original works from the Graham Sutherland Collection previously on show at Picton Castle.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. There may be copyright on the images shown. No part of this website may be reproduced without the prior permission of the Secretary at secretary@friendsoforielyparc.co.uk

Image from Heather Nixon, Artist in Residence at Oriel y Parc from 15.9.2014  until 31.1. 2015.

‘Pink Rose’Oil on Canvas, 50 x 50 cm

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Our new Talks season begins on:

Tuesday 23rd September

Brian John - Pembrokeshire in the Ice Age

As usual, the Talks are in the Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc, and begin at 2.00 pm.


Friends’ Visit To the National Museum of Wales

Visit Summary on the Social Activities  page.

Society News For Your Diary


Paula Ellis - A letter from our Chairman.

Hello Members,

I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying our lovely summer.

The news that Mrs Paula Ellis is leaving OYP has come as quite a shock to many of us. Paula has been inspirational in all that she has done in OYP and we all have to admire the tremendous success she has brought to OYP.

At our next meeting and on behalf of all members and officers I will be thanking Paula for her outstanding commitment towards  OYP and wishing her every success in her new position. We will miss her, but thankfully she will not be to far away form us. 

Best regards to you all.  

Jeff Davies, Chairman

Andrew Lycett talks on Dylan Thomas on Saturday, 20 September at 7pm at Ysgol Dewi Sant.

Journalist and leading biographer Andrew Lycett, author of Dylan Thomas: A New Life, talks about the poet’s life and work.

Click on Andrews’ picture on the right to view the full information


Gŵyl Jâms Niclas

A Festival to celebrate the life of the St Davids born Welsh language poet Jâms Niclas will be held in St Davids on 17-18 October 2014. The support of his family together with the sponsors is warmly appreciated. The Festival will be based on his poem about the pilgrims’ way to St Davids, "Ffordd y Pererinion".

A series of interesting workshops and talks will be held in Welsh and English at Oriel y Parc.

Friday October 17th - The Former Archdruid Jim Parc Nest
A bilingual talk on the life and literature of Jâms Niclas with a specific focus on his poem “Ffordd y Pererinion”
7pm, £5 per person. Booking essential: 01437 720392

Full details of the event can be viewed by clicking this link: Gŵyl Jâms Niclas