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Next Round of Free Tourism & Heritage Ambassador Training Announced!


Next Round of Free Tourism & Heritage Ambassador Training Announced!


Our first lot of Ancient Connections Ambassadors for North Pembrokeshire and Co. Wexford completed their training last month, and what a wonderful bunch they are! Now, we’re launching more training to swell their numbers. Might you be interested?

“I thoroughly enjoyed myself whilst learning lots of new information and stories. It’s been a privilege to be involved.

B. Wheatley, Ancient Connections Ambassador.

Welcoming visitors to the area and supporting their needs so that the local economy can thrive is very important for our communities. Ambassadors are trained to welcome and greet visitors and pilgrims, provide a wealth of local history and heritage information, help orientate visitors and support them to decide on great places to visit, build an itinerary, develop and lead short, local tours, share practical local information, tell stories and much more. 

Training takes two days and is completely FREE. It’s designed specifically for those with time and interest in volunteering as an Ambassador, those who already welcome visitors to their premises or as part of their work and those already volunteering within the visitor and cultural sphere locally

Here are the training days coming up in NORTH PEMBROKESHIRE: Choose two of these three days:

10 June 10am – 4pm Oriel Y Parc, St David’s

14 June 10am-4pm Fishguard area (venue TBC)

21 June 9.30am – 6pm, Out and About across north Pembrokeshire.

Training places are limited, so booking is vital. To book your place, click the blue button below this message. 

The next round of Ambassador Training in County Wexford will be held in September. Keep an eye out for details.

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Animating Schools – exchange trip in June


Animating Schools - exchange trip in June 2022

Animating Schools is an exchnage project involving Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi in St Davids and two schools in Ferns: St Edan’s Primary School and Scoil Naomh Maodhog.
35 pupils are taking part in the creation of a short animated film that will tell the shared story of Ferns and St David’s, from legends of the two Saints to tales of knights, kings and powerful women.  The project is led by Winding Snake, specialists in working with schools and community groups on animation projects.
So far the children have been working on script writing and story development. In June, the Ferns group will be travelling to St Davids to meet their welsh counterparts, get to know each other and take part in a joint animation workshop.
As well as working on the animation film together, the group will be visiting important heritage sites in the area such as St Nons, St Davids Cathedral, The Bishops Palace, guided by Janet Ingram, St Davids Cathedral’s Education and Pilgrimage Officer. They will also visit Castell Henllys and the dig site at Whitesands Bay and take part in an archaeology workshop. 
The film is expected to be completed in Autumn 2022.
Filmmaker Terence White is accomanpying the group from Ferns and will be making a short documentary film about the project.



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Wexford & Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way – half day guided pilgrimage


Wexford & Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way – Goodwick to Llanwnda half-day guided pilgrimage.

Led by The British Pilgrimage Trust. Be the first to have a sneak peak on a 6 mile half-day pilgrimage on the new cross border pilgrimage between Wexford and Pembrokeshire.
Our small but excellent and experienced team will guide you from Goodwick to Llanwnda, the Pencaer peninsula, Carregwastad Point and the ancient land of Pebidiog at the Pembrokeshire beginning of a new pilgrimage.
You will be led by Pembrokeshire pilgrimage officer David Pepper, Iain Tweedale from Journeying and Christine Smith from Guided Pilgrimage who will share their knowledge and experience of guiding modern day pilgrimage where there will be time to reflect and take time out from our busy lives to go on both an outer journey through these beautiful landscapes, and on an inner journey to re-connect with nature and ourselves.
This will be a half-day loop route exploring the landing place of the pilgrim in Goodwick to St Gwyndaf’s Church and Holy Well at Llanwnda. We will be exploring the relationship between land & sea in pilgrimage, taking in holy wells, ancient Celtic christian settlements, neolithic burial chambers mixed with modern day transatlantic relations and last invasions.
Meet at: St Peter’s Church Hall, 3 Plasygamil Road, Goodwick, Wales, SA64 0EL
Tickets · £22.15