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  • While conducting research for the novel, I spoke to many older residents who remember them well, with real affection and longing for days gone by - the sense of longing and loss that we in Wales call hiraeth, and in Italy, lontanaza; a time when life was slower and we stopped to speak to our neighbours and 'community spirit' was very much alive and kicking in every corner.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Exile was a particular horror of many early societies e.g. the Welsh concept of 'hiraeth', and Old English poetry such as the Wanderer, and the fear would be redoubled in spades if you believed your soul would be exiled from the afterlife as well.

    Kingdom of the Ark, by Lorraine Evans. Book review

  • #2 Comment By kim from hiraeth On January 26, 2008 @ 8: 30 am

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  • Mae gen i hiraeth mawr am y farchnad ffermwyr yn Riverside yng Nghaerdydd lle roeddwn i'n arfer prynu llysiau, ffrwythau, bara, cig a chaws am yr wythnos gyfan heb orfod mynd ar gyfyl archfarchnad.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • In days gone past, there was always a sense of 'hiraeth' about Wales rugby players... wanting to be home.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Yno cafodd adegau llawen ond weithiau roedd yn gallu bod yn anodd, ac roedd hiraeth arno am Gymru Yna rhoddodd ddarlun o'i waith, nid dwy awr yn unig, fel mae rhai yn edliw iddo, ond wythnos lawn iawn, ac un dydd yr wythnos yn rhydd, ac ar alw 24 awr bob dydd.

    Blogiadur.com

  • Ni allaf ddychmygu sut yr oedd hi'n teimlo - yn llawn hiraeth am ei hunig blentyn ond eto mor falch o'i weld yn cael ei gofio yn y dref a'i magodd.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • No wonder we're typified as a lachrymose, emotional, hiraeth-ridden nation.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Yes .. lovely to hear Welsh suddenly so overrwhelming a touch of the hiraeth for any prodigal sons and daughter.

    The British National Party

  • One Response to "Magic Bars ~" on September 10, 2008 at 2: 51 pm kim from hiraeth

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  • This is such a beautiful word.

    April 30, 2009

  • Welsh. "Hiraeth is the sense of being so much a part of a place -- and the place, a part of you -- that you feel forever incomplete when separated from it."

    March 5, 2007