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.

Ancient Connections is thrilled with the new mural at Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard!

Ancient Connections invite Expressions of Interest from artists, musicians and creatives for commissions exploring the theme of Holy Wells in North Pembrokeshire and North Wexford.

The Aberjazz Parade was a huge success on Sunday 29th August! The Parade took place in the middle of an excellent programme of contemporary jazz at Theatr Gwaun, Fwrn and other venues in the town. The sun shone on Fishguard while Llarregug Brass Band played their eclectic mix of hip hop inspired New Orleans style jazz, led by an enormous welsh dragon puppet created by Invisible Octopus

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