Dolgarrog is a village in Conwy County, North Wales. Dolgarrog is bounded by the Afon Ddu to the south, the Afon Porth-llwyd to the north, and the Conwy to the east. To the west, on the lower slopes of Moel Eilio 546m is the glorious backdrop of the woodlands of the Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve.
It is claimed that the village was established around 1200AD. The name Dolgarrog was given after a flying dragon named Y Carrog. This mythical creature would fly down into the meadow of Dol-y-Carrog and prey on livestock. The local farmers lost so many sheep that they went with spears, bows and arrows to kill the dragon. A dream warned one of the farmers, Nico Ifan, not to pursue the dragon, as Y Carrog would result in his death. A poisoned sheep carcass was placed across the river in the heights above Eglwysbach. Y Carrog, unsuspicious, snatched the bait and was caught and pounded to death. Nico Ifan later approached the dragon to revel in its death. The farmer kicked the dragon piercing his leg on the Carrog's poisoned barbed wing, executing his death as warned in his dream. ....
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