Wanted: Pilgrimage Product Ideas and Name Suggestions

Ancient Connections is seeking 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 in Wexford, Ireland, and St Davids in Pembrokeshire. The route is being managed and developed by the British Pilgrimage Trust and partners and will be launched in early 2023.

Quotes are expected to be in the region of €10,000-15,000 and Ancient Connections aims to work with around four to six small businesses, self-employed individuals or social enterprises. The scheme aims to support local businesses to recover from the economic impact of covid and develop new tourism products that would be targeted towards potential national and international pilgrims.

In order to apply, you and/or your business must be based in West Wales or you must be able to demonstrate that the product you develop will have a clear positive impact on the economy of Pembrokeshire. The areas of Goodwick, Fishguard and St Davids are closest to the pilgrim route, and products that would have impact for these areas are therefore particularly welcomed. These products can be specific to Pembrokeshire or could be cross-border in nature, or may involve collaborators from the Wexford area.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday 14 April at 5pm

 For further details and links to download the Tenderer Form and Brief visit this link

https://ancientconnections.org/2022/03/01/quotes-sought-development-of-pilgrimage-related-tourism-products/

Image by Ri_Ya at Pixabay

In November 2021 Ancient Connections contracted the British Pilgrimage Trust and partners Pilgrim Paths Ireland, Journeying and Guided Pilgrimage to develop and manage the new pilgrim route between Ferns and St Davids, which will be the main legacy of the Ancient Connections project.

The British Pilgrimage Trust is keen to hear views around the name and banding for the new pilgrim route and has created an online consultation which anyone can participate in. It takes under 10 minutes to complete. Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw-yvuEA43xpB9t1hGGhTjBQERSNGDT7nT_oypo1_5fvyJiQ/viewform

To join the British Pilgrimage mailing list, go to www.britishpilgrimage.org where you can scroll down to ‘Sign up to our emailing list’.

 

Image from Jose Antonio Alba at Piaxabay

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