By Dan Walsh
The Rosslare Port Fest takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, April 20-22 which is part of the Ports, Past and Present programme and seeks to investigate the heritage of Rosslare, Dublin, Pembroke Dock, Fishguard and Holyhead Ports and the Irish Sea crossings, to create common understanding between these communities.
Rosslare Port Fest will comprise the following events;
Tuesday 20th April 7pm; Story Sharing with Ports Past and Present – Three of the project creative practitioners share their stories and project work so far, and we hope that an audience will share their stories of Rosslare.
Wednesday 21st April 4pm; Marine Dimensions – Eco Workshop – Family Friendly event for all ages of nature lover. Learn to identify some creatures found on the beach.
Wednesday 21st April 7pm; The Future of Rosslare – An interesting and exciting sharing of plans, hope and ideas for the future of Rosslare Village and the Port. With contributions from the port representatives and the village improvement group.
Thursday 22nd April 4pm; Make Your Own Rosslare Zine – An online how-to in making zines, the theme of this one will be the Ecology and Heritage of Rosslare, but you will be able to make a zine on any subject you want after this workshop. For older teenagers and adults.
Thursday 22nd April 7pm; Heritage Across the Irish Sea – Roundtable, with representatives from all five ports, discussing their work in preserving port heritage, challenges they face, and history we share across the Irish Sea.
Booking for these events is available at https://portspastpresent.eu/blog/index.php/2021/04/13/rosslare-port-fest-2021/0