You are invited to go on a free guided walk, but be quick, because places on the walk are filling up fast…
Explore the heritage of Rosslare Harbour next Monday 29th May 11 am -12 pm at the Wexford launch of the ‘Ports Places’ app by booking your place on a free, guided walk suitable for all abilities and wheelchair accessible.
LED by local historian Leo Coy, participants will be guided through some of Rosslare Port’s many sites of interest and will learn how to use the app to discover the hidden history of the area. Leo will be joined by the Ports, Past and Present team from University College Cork and Wexford County Council.
Rosslare is one of just five ports around the Irish Sea (along with Dublin, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Holyhead) included in the heritage app that spotlights the rich maritime stories, history and relationships that are unique to seaports.
Speaking to Wexford Weekly, Claire Nolan, Ports, Past and Present researcher at UCC said that:
“Long a source of intrigue and adventure, ports have been overlooked in recent decades but that is now changing. As more tourists turn to ‘slow travel’ on ferries to help lower their carbon emissions, sea travel is expected to rise. Now, this innovative new App encourages travellers to linger and explore the ports and their surrounding regions as destinations in themselves.”
Cathrine Agnew, Ports, Past and Present Project Officer in Wexford County Council added:
“Through walking tours and stories of characters and adventures shared by local people, artists and academics, the app reveals the exciting history of ports including Rosslare as well as opportunities for the future”.
That future is now the main focus of the Irish Sea Port Network which includes members from the tourism business and heritage sectors of Wexford, including Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre, Sigginstown Castle and Johnstown Castle.
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