'Ports, Past and Present' to host series of on-line events to explore the outstanding natural heritage and history of Fishguard, Holyhead and Pembroke Dock


05.05.2021

Ports, Past and Present is a project led by University College Cork in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Aberystwyth University, and Wexford County Council, focused on the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

Ports, Past and Present is a project led by University College Cork in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity St David, Aberystwyth University, and Wexford County Council, focused on the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

Over the next few weeks project staff led by Professor Mary-Ann Constantine at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies will be organising a series of free on-line presentations and discussions exploring the outstanding natural heritage and history of the three Welsh port towns of Fishguard, Holyhead and Pembroke Dock with the help of people who live and work there.

You’ll also have a chance to find out more about Ports, Past & Present and the work we and our partner organisations are doing with port communities on both sides of the Irish Sea in promoting heritage and tourism.

And you can find out what our specially commissioned artists and writers are doing in their creative explorations of the rich history and heritage of five port towns and the Irish Sea area.

Our first on-line event is in Fishguard on May 14. Free tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite.

Dyddiadau Port Fest Dates

Abergwaun / Fishguard: 14 /05/21

Caergybi / Holyhead: 28 /05 / 21

Doc Benfro / Pembroke Dock: 18/06/21

Gweithdai creadigol / Creative workshops: 19/06/21

the Arts in Ireland and Wales and the Ports Past and Present Project is delighted to announce the awarding of twelve commissions of £5,000 each to creative practitioners based in Ireland and Wales.

the Arts in Ireland and Wales and the Ports Past and Present Project is delighted to announce the awarding of twelve commissions of £5,000 each to creative practitioners based in Ireland and Wales.

Note to Editor

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Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 07384 467076 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk