Five Ports on the Irish Sea


Ports, Past and Present celebrates five very different ports and their rich cultures on either side of the Irish Sea: Dublin Port, Rosslare Harbour, Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock. Discover and explore these five unique places through stories, films and creative works.

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Experience the vibrant allure of Dublin Port, where centuries of history meet modern maritime charm. Explore iconic landmarks, soak up the lively atmosphere, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Ireland’s capital city.


Discover the coastal charm of Fishguard, where history and natural beauty converge. Explore breathtaking landscapes, wander through quaint streets, and immerse yourself in the captivating Welsh culture. Experience the magic of Fishguard and create unforgettable memories in this picturesque port town.


Uncover the seafaring heritage and breathtaking beauty of Holyhead. This vibrant Welsh port town invites you to immerse yourself in its captivating history and explore the stunning landscapes of Anglesey.

Pembroke Dock

Unleash the maritime wonders of Pembroke Dock. Dive into its storied past, stroll along the scenic waterfront, and embrace the charm of this Welsh gem. Discover the perfect blend of history and beauty in Pembroke Dock.

Rosslare Harbour

Embrace the coastal magic of Rosslare Harbour. Dive into its rich history, soak up the stunning landscapes, and indulge in the warm Irish hospitality. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Rosslare Harbour.

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While these ports have their own distinct stories and identities, they are all part of the larger Irish sea region, sharing a captivating tale. Unfortunately, these connections have sometimes been hidden or separated by national, regulatory, and storytelling boundaries that have persisted for centuries. Join us on a journey to break down these barriers and dive into the interconnected world of the Irish Sea basin. Get ready for an adventure like no other!