Ancient
Connections

Hidden Histories, Buried Stories,
Connected Communities

Fáilte, Croeso, Welcome – Ancient Connections is reviving the ancient links between North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire, Ireland and Wales, in order to create sustainable tourism in and between these regions. Over the next few years we will be hosting new events and festivals, commissioning works of art, working with communities and businesses, reviving traditional skills, training up new storytelling ambassadors and excavating our past!… all in the name of sharing, celebrating and welcoming new visitors from across the seas.

Latest Story

Mermaids Ahoy!

Folklore is tantalising. Around the coast of Wales and indeed the British Isles, stories, themes and fantastical creatures appear time and time again. I’m a storyteller, so I’m not going to venture into the debate about whether or not these creatures are or were ever ‘real’. For me, they are alive in our storied imagination, in our landscape and in the shallows and depths off our coast.

Pembrokeshire County Council invites quotes from businesses, self-employed individuals and social enterprises for proposals to develop and test new pilgrimage related products that will align with a new pilgrim route being created between Ferns and St Davids

Wexford County Council wishes to appoint a contractor(s) to undertake and deliver a Festival and Event Business Training, Marketing and Network Support Programme, for existing small local festivals and events in the project regions of North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire.

Wexford County Council invites submissions for an ambitious cross-border participatory arts project addressing the overarching theme of ‘Who is a pilgrim?’ that links the communities of Wexford and Pembrokeshire, as well as the international diasporas of these regions.

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