Ports, Past and Present


Latest Past Events

Rosslare Harbour App Walk, May 29, 11am-12pm

The Dock Boutique Hotel Ballygillane Big, Rosslare Harbour

Explore the history of Rosslare Harbour with the ‘Port Places’ app. Through walking tours, multimedia collections and stories, Port Places provides a range of themed experiences covering the seaports of Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, Holyhead, Dublin and Rosslare Harbour, their local attractions, and the crossings between them. The app allows the user to download their choice […]

Live Performance of ‘We Have Always Been Your Harbour’ by Wexford writer Peter Murphy and musician Dan Comerford

Cork Univeristy Business School 1 Lapp's Quay, Cork

Wexford writer Peter Murphy and musician Dan Comerford will perform Peter’s radio play, set in Rosslare Harbour: We Have Always Been Your Harbour, a witty and moving audio-literary response to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (1954). 'We Have Always Been Your Harbour' was commissioned by Ports, Past and Present as one of a series of […]

Ports, Past and Present Closing Event


This closing event of the five-year Ports, Past and Present project takes place in University College Cork on the 26th and 27th April, 2023. The event will celebrate project outcomes including creative works, over 200 cultural heritage stories, and a new tourism business network. The project team will reflect on the power of heritage storytelling […]


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

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