News Archive

This is an archive of Ancient Connection’s news from 2019 to 2023.

As Ancient Connections draws to a close after four years of events and activity in Pembrokeshire and Wexford, join us to view some of the wonderful films that have emerged from the project on the big screen.

Join us as we celebrate Fern's medieval heritage through Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, customized guides, Battle re-enactments, Archaeological excavations, Camps for kids and loads more!

Join us to celebrate the launch of Holy Wells of Wexford and Pembrokeshire, a trilingual series of chapbooks commissioned by Ancient Connections and published by Parthian.

Festival of Ferns on June 4th and 5th is set to be a real community celebration, marking the culmination of the Ancient Connection project as it draws to an end this summer.

Two bite sized artistic dives into the essence of pilgrimage along the Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way with Ailsa Richardson and Suzi MacGregor

Ffair Pererinion / Pilgrim Fayre at the Bishop's Palace, St Davids 29th May - free and warm welcome to everyone!

Do the Little Things - launch of new public art by Bedwyr Williams at St Davids Cathedral Friday 18th Nov 3 pm - everyone welcome!

Ar Log is one of the most durable and best-loved Welsh folkgroups. They are coming to St Davids to perform a new suite of Welsh folk songs composed by Paul Mealor with lyrics by Grahame Davies

Sift – a touring exhibition of new multi-media artwork by artists from east Ireland and west Wales commissioned by Ancient Connections.

Ancient Connections is collaborating with the British Pilgrimage Trust to host a symposium 11/12th March 2023 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford

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

Do the Little Things - launch of new public art by Bedwyr Williams at St Davids Cathedral Friday 18th Nov 3 pm - everyone welcome!

Tickets are now on sale for Cwtch Festival, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, 28th - 30th October 2022

Fern Thomas is creating a series of soundscape podcasts that track Ancient Connection'd development, and weave together disparate aspects of the project through sound.

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?

Animating Schools is an exchange project between Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi and two schools in Ferns: St Edan’s Primary School and Scoil Naomh Maodhog.

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.

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.

Ancient Connections is delighted to announce the appointment of a partnership of organisations who will collaborate to manage the new pilgrim route between St Davids, Pembrokeshire and Ferns in County Wexford.