Name of traveller

Frañseza Kervendal (d. 2011)

Reason for travel

  • holidaying; leisurely travel

Date of travel

undated, ca. 1950s to 1960s

Erru oamp. En em ledan 'rae dirazomp, digor frank, plegmor an Aber en deus talvezet hanterenn gentañ anv-badez ar gêriadenn vrudet. (Kervendal 155)


  • agriculture: encounters sheep grazing between graves
  • customs:
    • Catholic mass held in Latin in Aberystwyth
    • Catholic church in Aberystwyth attended by Irish immigrants
    • has visited chapels and discusses miners attending Sunday school
  • literature: reads a book by Anatole Le Braz (1859-1926) for the first time during a visit to Wales
  • people: biographical portrait of Arzel Even (Jean Raymond François Piette) (1921-1971) and his life in Wales; hears the news of his death through her husband, Pêr Denez (1921-2011)
  • terrain:
    • descriptions of the sea and coastline around Aberystwyth
    • the sea can be grey in Brittany too, but not as purple as in Wales
  • transport: travels by train

Nationality of traveller

Breton, French

Language of publication


Gender of traveller


Type of publication

biographical essay; obituary


*Kervendal, Fra[ñ]seza. "Mervel..." Al Liamm 151 (1972):155-62. Print.