Ports, Past and Present


Online Coffee Morning, With App Soft Launch


We're holding a 'soft launch' for our app during our monthly online coffee morning, at 11am on Thursday June 3. At this stage, the app frame work will be ready and we'll be adding 'experiences' from that point. Come along and learn how you might get involved, or even just to find out some more […]



Our app, Port Places, is now available to download on the Apple Store and will soon be available on Google Play. However, there's not much to see yet as we need to add great heritage experiences; sights and sounds from the port towns via images, text and audio. We're establishing a moderation group to curate […]

Port Places App Launch and ‘Walk and Talk’ with Five Lamps Arts, Dublin

Liffey Corner Room, CHQ Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Join Ports, Past and Present and Five Lamps Arts for the official launch of the ‘Port Places’ app in Dublin. Explore the depth of history and heritage surrounding five active ferry ports on the Irish Sea: Dublin Port, Rosslare Harbour, Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock. Drawing together walking tours, multimedia collections and stories, Port Places […]

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 […]

Ports, Past and Present App Authoring Workshop


Would you like to learn how to add heritage sites and other places of interest in your local area to the 'Port Places' app? Then join us for in-depth online training workshop led by James Louis Smith on February 7, 11am-12.30pm on how to author the app in your port town. The ‘Port Places’ app […]


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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