Ports, Past and Present


Stained Glass in Pembroke Dock: a Guided Walk

Pembroke Dock Library Water St, Pembroke Dock

Join us at Pembroke Dock Library on Wednesday August 31 from 2pm for a very special afternoon. We will be joined by Martin Crampin, author of Stained Glass from Welsh Churches, for a guided walk. Starting at Pembroke Dock Library, we will first go on to St John's Church to view the many late Victorian […]



Our September online coffee morning will feature a talk by Peter Scott Roberts. A native of Holyhead, Peter is a Holyhead Maritime Museum volunteer and ‘tombstone tourist’. At the age of sixteen he pursued a sea going career before ‘swallowing the anchor’, becoming a dry land sailor. He has researched and written about aspects of […]

Fishguard Creative Events, Exhibition and Film Premiere | Digwyddiadau creadigol, arddangosfa a dangosiad ffilm cyntaf yn Abergwaun

Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard Fishguard

We would like to invite you to free events celebrating work commissioned for our Creative Connections across the Irish Sea, and to the Fishguard premiere of our film At the Water’s Edge: Stories of the Irish Sea on 25 September at Theatr Gwaun. On 25 September, as part of the On Land’s Edge festival, Theatr Gwaun will host Creative Connections, an event showcasing some of the […]

Info Webinar: Port Tourism and Business Network | Gwefinar Hysbysrwydd: Rwydwaith Twristiaeth Porthladdoedd a Busnessau


The brilliant Bofin Consultancy team will be holding an info webinar this Wednesday October 5th, about our upcoming port tourism and business network they are facilitating. 10.30am via Zoom. Email jenny@bofinconsultancy.com for a spot. Bydd tîm Bofin Consultancy gwych yn cynnal gwefinar hysbysrwydd dydd Mercher, 5 Hydref, i siarad am eu rhwydwaith newydd ar gyfer […]

October Online Coffee Morning: ‘The Worst Kept Secret in Pembroke Dock’ – The Millennium Falcon | Bore Coffi Ar-lein mis Hydref: ‘Y Gyfrinach Leiaf Gyfrinachol yn Noc Penfro’ – Millennium Falcon


Our October online coffee morning will feature a talk by Mark Williams on the new Millennium Falcon exhibition at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and the story behind it. Mark is a long-term resident of West Wales and a volunteer at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. He worked in the media industry for 25 years and […]

Holyhead Exhibition Launch | Lansiad Arddangosfa Caergybi

Ucheldre Centre Millbank, Holyhead

We would like to invite you to a launch celebrating work commissioned for our exhibition, Creative Connections across the Irish Sea. The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, will be hosting Creative Connections until January 2023, in an exhibition showcasing work created by writers and artists engaged with communities across the five ferry port towns of Holyhead, Dublin, […]

The Ports Tourism Network Presents: Heritage Through The Lens


As part of the Port Tourism and Business Network, Bofin Consultancy are presenting the first of a series of online events for people working in the tourism, business and community in or close to any of our port’s towns (don’t worry too much about distance we are an inclusive bunch). Heritage Through the Lens will […]


Holyhead App Walk and Talk Event | Taith a Sgwrs i gyflwyno Ap Caergybi

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

Explore the depth of history in Holyhead 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 […]

Holyhead Film Launch | Lansiad Ffilm Caergybi

Ucheldre Centre Millbank, Holyhead

We would like to invite you to the free launch and Holyhead premiere of our film At the Water’s Edge: Stories of the Irish Sea. The documentary was filmed across five ferry port communities around the Irish Sea, following local people with a passion for their town’s history and heritage. Join us from 6.00pm for […]


November Online Coffee Morning: Performing in Dublin Port: Whose Memories? | Bore Coffi Ar-lein mis Tachwedd: Perfformio ym Mhorthladd Dulyn: Atgofion Pwy?


This month's online coffee morning will feature a talk by our very own Dr Joanna Hofer-Robinson. Joanna is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature at University College Cork. She has an interest in port heritage and is currently working on a new project titled “Docks and Strange Places". Joanna will be speaking about The Book of […]

The Port Tourism and Business Network Presents: Develop Your Story


This workshop will allow you to learn the importance of developing a story for your business. Mags Boland Murphy from Bofin Consultancy will cover topics such as: How do you create your business story, the importance of having a story that engages your ideal client, and what the benefits are of developing your story for your business, your […]

December Online Coffee Morning: The Edwardian Castles of Wales and Ireland | Bore Coffi Ar-lein mis Rhagfyr: Cestyll Edwardaidd Cymru ac Iwerddon


This month’s online coffee morning will feature a talk by Dr Kieran O’Conor. Kieran is a lecturer in Archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research interests include: castles, medieval rural settlements, high medieval Gaelic Ireland and medieval landscapes. Kieran will be speaking about the comparison between Roscommon Castle in Ireland and the […]


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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