Bannow Maritime Heritage Project

Uncovering Local Heritage

As a commemoration and celebration of the rich and vibrant maritime tradition that once thrived in the wider Bannow Bay area, Bannow Historical Society has arranged a series of events that will take place between September 24th and October 23rd. The programme, entitled Documenting the Marine Community Heritage of the Bannow Peninsula, will be delivered with the assistance of John Cronin and Associates and is being supported by FLAG/Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

The programme falls into three separate but integrated components


Training and mentoring sessions will take place on Friday September 24th and Friday October 8th.

View Timetable for Training Events


A series of presentations and talks on Friday evening, October 22nd and on Saturday October 23rd. The 2021 Bannow Historical Journal will also be launched on Friday 22nd. There will be a field trip to St. Kearns on the Saturday morning.

View Timetable for Exhibitions & Talks


An exhibition of maps, images, artefacts and personal histories of people from the area whose livelihoods were dependent on the sea at any level, seafaring, fishing, cockling/winkling, lighthouse keeping, diving, etc. etc.

All these events will take place at the Grantstown Priory Daycare Centre to whom we are deeply indebted for the use of their beautiful complex.

Please keep in mind that there may be some restrictions in the numbers of people that can be accomodated, so we would ask anybody who is interested in attending either the training modules or the weekend talks – the exhibition will be in place for some time into the future –  to please email or phone 087 2256078.

We are looking forward to what we expect will be a very interesting, enjoyable and rewarding few weeks and the nuggets that it will bring out of the memory bank.

The Bannow Maritime Heritage Project is an initiative of the Bannow Historical Society and is funded by FLAG/Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

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