Ports, Past and Present

Rosslare Port Fest 2021

20–22 April 2021

Ports, Past and Present is proud to present the first ever Rosslare Port Fest: a series of online discussions about and creative exploration of Rosslare’s heritage. Join us to find out more about Ports, Past and Present’s work in mapping and representing County Wexford’s coastal past, present and future, its connection with Rosslare and the Europort and its links with port communities on the other side of the Irish Sea. Find out how you can be more involved in discovering, exploring and promoting the port’s heritage. And throw yourself into one of our talks and workshops, where you will have the chance to explore this rich and dynamic heritage through stories, presentations and creative activities.

Tuesday 20th April

7pm – Story Telling, Story Sharing

Join three of the project’s creative practitioners as they share their work and their stories. And then, share your stories with them. We are looking for your stories of Rosslare, what it means to you, what you think of when you think Rosslare. Tell us about the fairy fort, or the ghost ship or that time you missed the ferry. Anything you like, or just come along to listen.

Find out more and register for this event here.

Wednesday 21st April

4pm – Maritime dimensions

An interactive exploration of the rich marine heritage all around Ireland but with a special emphasis on Rosslare. This workshop will allow you interact with some amazing specimens. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages.

Find out more and register for this event here.

7pm – the future of Rosslare

A discussion of the plans for the development and growth of Rosslare in the face of large rapid changes. Taking part will be representatives from the port and from the village improvement committee.

Find out more and register for your place here.

Thursday 22nd April

4pm – Make your Rosslare Zine

A handmade six page booklet made using easy to find materials. If you book now, we will send you a print out in the post to use as as template. This event is suitable for teenagers and older. And more than one person from a home can take part together, so gather round the screen and make something together.

Find out more and register for this event here.

Download the guide here.

7pm – shared heritage across the sea

A roundtable featuring heritage groups and local activists from Rosslare, Pembroke Dock, Fishguard, Holyhead and Dublin. Coming together to talk about their work, the challenges they face and our deep shared heritage. An event for anyone with an interest in the ports, heritage work and community.

Find out more and register for this event here.

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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  1. Enda Murphy April 14, 2021

    Looking forward to seeing what it’s all about

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