All Tours: 17

Wexford Coastal Lore

8 Locations ~ Curated by James L. Smith
We can gain a new perspective from stories containing humour, history and anecdote in the folklore of coastal communities. This series of stories follows the coastline of County Wexford, its weather, its tragedies and its biodiversity. It uses a…

Irish Sea Literatures

8 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A collection of stories written for the Ports, Past and Present Project showcasing the literary narratives clinging to the waters and coasts of the Irish Sea Basin.

The First Irish Sea Balloon Crossing

3 Locations ~ Curated by Elizabeth Edwards
A three-part story of the first hot air balloon flight over the Irish Sea. The invention of hot air balloon travel transformed the relationship between air and sea. But crossing the Irish Sea by balloon would prove to be no easy matter.

Mail, Rail, and Submarine Warfare in the Irish Sea

5 Locations ~ Curated by David Snook
In the late nineteenth century, connections between Ireland and Wales were transformed by new mail and rail routes between Dublin and London. With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, these routes took on a new strategic importance, and the…

Women's Voices

16 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A tour of items about women, their journeys, their experiences and their stories between and across the Irish Sea and its coastlines.

Family Histories

16 Locations ~ Curated by James L. Smith
A collection of stories created by students of the MA History of Family module 'Linking Families to Communities' at the University of Limerick as part of a collaborative teaching and learning initiative between Dr Rachel Murphy, University…

Nautical Tales

12 Locations ~ Curated by James L. Smith
Stories of marine life, shipwrecks, life boats and coastal communities of wider interest to those interested in maritime and nautical themes.

Infrastructure Stories

18 Locations ~ Curated by James L. Smith
Stories detailing the history of infrastructures spanning the Irish sea from boat to undersea cable.

Dublin

16 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
Stories focused on Dublin Port, the city of Dublin and its coastal surrounds.

Rosslare

13 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
Stories focused on Rosslare and the coastal communities of County Wexford.

Personal Reflections

3 Locations ~ Curated by Jonathan Evershed
Today, crossing the Irish Sea is easier than it has ever been - something routine and mundane. But when we pause to reflect on these crossings, we see the ways that they have shaped and changed the lives of so many of us on 'these islands'.

Holyhead

13 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
Stories focused on Holyhead, Anglesey, and its coastal surrounds.

Fishguard

14 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A collection of stories about Fishguard and Goodwick, and their coastal surrounds.

Pembroke Dock

9 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A collection of stories about Pembroke Dock and its history.

Gillian Brownson

4 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A portfolio of stories, audio and creative contributions to Ports, Past and Present by Holyhead writer and performer Gillian Brownson.

Ports in Focus

5 Locations ~ Curated by The Ports, Past and Present Team
A tour of the five partner ports of Ports, Past and Present. Each port is unique in its history, identity, and environs and yet belongs to an Irish sea region with a shared story. Those connections are often occluded or divided by national,…

Oral Histories

5 Locations ~ Curated by Rita Singer and Jonathan Evershed
Stories exploring the oral histories and presents of the Irish Sea and its ports through interviews with community members.