Ports, Past and Present

Dublin lunchtime Talk: Voyages of the Saints Across the Irish Sea

Accounts of the saints of early medieval Ireland and Wales crossing the seas abound in medieval literature. According to the Lives of the saints, ports and harbours around the Irish Sea witnessed the arrival of saints from distant lands, and the departure of others across the waters. Medieval writers located the saints in a time when travel across the sea – by boat or by more unconventional transport – was typical of saints who were called to leave their home behind and witness on other shores.

Artist and historian Dr Martin Crampin, of the Ports, Past and Present project, will offer a Welsh perspective on the connections between Ireland and Wales embodied through the stories of the saints. This event will take place at 1pm on Monday August 15 at the Liffey Corner Room, CHQ, Dublin.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/habitually-seeking-exile-voyages-of-the-saints-across-the-irish-sea-tickets-389580595047

This is just one of the events being held throughout Heritage Week in Dublin, including an exhibition in EPIC Museum and an exhibition launch on Tuesday 16 August.

See information and sign-up details for all events here: https://epicchq.com/event/dublin-ports-festival/.

With thanks to EPIC Museum for their kind support.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Co-operation Programme

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