Cae Braint, meaning “Braint’s field/pasture” is the home of the Anglesey Druid Order. It consists of just over six and half acres of reclaimed marshland on the south western corner of the island. The sacred Afon Braint (River Braint) runs parallel to the land and feeds its rivers and lake. Named after the ancient Celtic Goddess Braint, the river runs from the east of Anglesey to the extreme west, becoming tidal at the giant stepping stones of Rhydd Gaer
(The Blood Fort). Cae Braint will serve to host the rituals and workshops of the Order and be a place of celebration, teaching and information. It is an ongoing project and you will be able to follow its progress on these pages.
Dates will be announced here for working weekends on the land
Cae Braint restoration project
Inspired by a vision the owners of Cae Braint issued the Anglesey Druid Order exclusive rights in perpetuity to use the land for spiritual practise and religious observation. The site was the former ‘Bird World’ tourist attraction which ceased operation nearly 7 years ago. The Order and its friends are currently restoring the land to a nature reserve that will benefit wildlife, the local community and the observations of the Order.
We are currently removing the old structures that dot the land from the former tourist attraction and in the process we will be creating a grove among the copse of trees to the north of the site. In the centre of the main grassy section a circle of stones will be constructed in line with plans by the Anglesey Bard Wil Ifan O Fon, whose documents are now held at the Anglesey Archives. This circle will focus as a space where the ancestors and our connections through heritage and culture will be honoured and celebrated.
To the North West of the circle we are constructing a mound which will be the focus of a shrine to Branwen, our local Goddess. Branwen’s totem animal is the starling and she can be identified as the Goddess of Birds. This mound will be a shrine to Branwen and to the memory of the birds that lost their lives during its time as ‘Bird World’. The remains that we have found during clearing the site will be interred within the mound.