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Online Coffee Morning with the Ports, Past Present Project: ‘The Sound of Hurry’

Event Start: 7 October 2021 11:00
Event End: 7 October 2021 11:45

Online Coffee Morning with the Ports, Past Present Project: ‘The Sound of Hurry’

Join the October coffee morning 'The Sound of Hurry' for an informal conversation about heritage and tourism across the port towns. 

Holyhead-based cyclist and heritage enthusiast Joe Patton will share a 30-minute slide presentation entitled ‘The Sound of Hurry’. This will tell the story of mail crossing the Menai Bridge to Holyhead to meet the packet boat bound for Howth and its final destination, Dublin Castle.

Date: 7th October 

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am via Zoom. 

To attend, please email aoife.dowling@ucc.ie for a Zoom link.

The Ports, Past & Present project seeks to investigate the heritage of Rosslare, Dublin, Pembroke, Fishguard and Holyhead Ports and the Irish Sea crossings, and create common understanding between these communities by examining the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin.  Ireland and Wales and its busy Ports have shared histories and profound differences. The project aims to bring life and colour to the ports, enhancing the experience of modern travellers of all ages and interests and encouraging people to spend more time and enjoy the diverse heritage of these towns.

The project is led by University College Cork in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the University of Wales, Trinity St David and Wexford County Council and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

The Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020  is part of the European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) group of funds, which provides opportunities for regions in the EU to work together, to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.  The programme focuses on seeking solutions to shared challenges on both sides of the Irish sea, to improve the economic and sustainable development priorities of Ireland and Wales, in the areas of innovation, climate change and cultural & natural resources and heritage.

The Welsh Government manages the programme with partners, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) and the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).  The overall value of the programme is €100m, utilising €79m from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  To find out more about the Ireland Wales programme and the list of projects click this link.