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Cheekpoint - A community of the tides

25 August, 1pm - 5pm

  • Reading Room, Cheekpoint, Co Waterford
  • Co. Waterford

This event focuses on the unique relationship between the Cheekpoint community and the tidal rivers and river communities along its banks. It includes a guided walk with a local fisherman with tea and chat after in the local hall where a photographic exhibition will underline the walk theme. It will also include a short presentation on a new website which is being developed with the assistance of the Heritage Council's Community Heritage Grant 2024.

Cheekpoint is a traditional fishing community at the meeting of the Three Sister rivers; Barrow, Nore & Suir. Below Cheekpoint the rivers spread out into a board coastal estuary. For generations, the daily flow of the tides governed the way of life of fishermen, sailors, pilots, boatmen and locals alike. It was a vital employer, a means of transport and of leisure. This event will showcase this connection and offer an insight into the importance of the tidal rhythm to the community and how it shaped and created a unique identity, not just in Cheekpoint but throughout the estuary and river based communities.

Hosted by the Tides & Tales Maritime Community Project, it is open to all. The Reading Room will open at 12 noon, walk takes place at 1pm and some light refreshments will be offered later. The exhibition will be open until 5pm. The event is supported by the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO)

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Tides & Tales Maritime Commuity Project

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Heritage Council Grant

This event is part of a project supported under the Heritage Council's grants programme in 2024

Funded by The Heritage Council

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