The Church of St Michael, Cilycwm is the Church in Wales parish church for the parish of Cilycwm, near Llandovery. The rubble building with pink stone dressings dates to the 14th and 15th century, with restoration work being undertaken between 1905 and 1909.
The church is an imposing building with a double nave, twin parallel roofs and fine tower. The north nave is the oldest part of the church and dates to the fourteenth century. The south nave was built in the fifteenth century and has its original wagon roof with moulded longitudinal ribs, and the tower is of much the same date. The pews, stalls and screens are plain, the pulpit has five sides and the altar rail has tapering columns. Several windows have stained glass and there are some notable monuments, but the most important feature of the church are the wall paintings in the south aisle dating to 1724 and 1795.References:
First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.
In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.
In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.