History and Heritage Walk in Fishguard

West Wales Arts Centre – image from Facebook

West Wales Arts Centre has extend an invitation to join the celebration of the Port Places app in Fishguard.

It says: “Through walking tours, multimedia collections and stories, Port Places provides a range of themed experiences covering the seaports of Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, Holyhead, Dublin and Rosslare Harbour, their local attractions, and the crossings between them. The app allows the user to download their choice of curated experiences, each providing a vision of port life, crossings, creativity, history and heritage.

“For Fishguard, the initial app experiences include Coastal Fishguard and Goodwick, The Last Invasion – Fishguard and Goodwick, and the Rosslare Harbour to Fishguard crossing. On 25 March renowned local historian Edward Perkins will lead us on a walk around Fishguard, taking in some of the sites of interest featured on the app, so do come along.

“Please contact Claire Nolan to book your place: clairenolan@ucc.ie. It is advised to book early as places are limited. The trail is suitable for all abilities and is wheelchair accessible.”

Ports, Past and Present invites you to West Wales Arts Centre for the free launch of new works by the artist/filmmaker Zillah Bowes, author Jon Gower and writer/musician Peter Murphy (with Dan Comerford).

Friday 24 March – Zillah Bowes, from pm

Zillah Bowes introduces her work for Ports, Past and Present and reflects on her experiences of working in Fishguard. Join us from 6pm for canapés, to view the exhibition and a Q&A session.

Saturday 25 March – Jon Gower and Peter Murphy/Dan Comerford, from 5pm

Jon Gower launches his new book, The Turning Tide: A Biography of the Irish Sea, and a pamphlet for Ports, Past and Present, A Flock of Words: Explorations of the Irish Sea. Reception with canapés from 5pm, for a 6.30pm start.

This is to be followed by Wexford writer Peter Murphy and musician Dan Comerford, who will perform extracts from Peter’s radio play set in Rosslare harbour: We Have Always Been Your Harbour, a response to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.

To book a ticket for these events, contact West Wales Arts Centre: myles.westwalesarts@icloud.com; phone: 01348 874540.





Kitty Parsons

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