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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

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.

The British Pilgrimage Trust and partners are looking for two special people who know County Wexford and Pembrokeshire well to design and deliver a full and inspiring pilgrimage programme by engaging with people from all communities.

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

The team at Dyfed Archaeological Trust have created two 3D models, one showing what appears to be an altar and the other shows the circular stone enclosure with the altar in its centre.

Ancient Connections wishes to contract a not-for-profit entity or commercial company to oversee, develop and promote a proposed new pilgrim route between Ferns in Wexford, Ireland and St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Members of the public are being invited to contribute to an exciting new project, which aims to celebrate the history, landscape and people of Pembrokeshire’s iconic St Non’s through the medium of sound.

A new festival for North Pembrokeshire, celebrating its unique culture, history, landscape, and the spirit of endeavor that has forged connections to rest of the world.