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.

The final archaeological report for the St Patrick's Chapel archaeological digs from 2014-16, 2019 and 2021 is available for public viewing.

Ancient Connections is collaborating with the British Pilgrimage Trust to host a symposium 11/12th March 2023. Applications are sought for papers and creative responses to the themes

Pererin Wyf: cross border participatory arts project connecting the Welsh and Irish diasporas launching Thursday 29th Sept 6-8 pm

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