Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Aims & Objectives


The Rising Tide project aims to support social inclusion through joint activities, events and training and develop and promote joint opportunities for sustainable community regeneration, drawing on and giving recognition to the maritime identity, maritime heritage and coastal environment of the cross border region.

Project Objectives:

  • Develop and deliver VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES, which will provide progression routes for marginalised members of the community and develop participants;
  • COMMUNITY REGENERATION PROGRAMMES to develop local events, activities and projects with local stakeholders in the development of maritime tourism and promotion of local enterprise;
  • CROSS BORDER EXCHANGES between training programme participants, community stakeholders and coastal communities to facilitate interpretation and development that will support community regeneration.
Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Milford Haven Port Authority LP 561,999 773,165
Pembrokeshire College 340,399 499,985
John F Kennedy Trust 485,699 660,799
Wexford Local Development + K.L 126,811 169,081
Total 1,514,908 2,103,030
Location in Ireland and Wales where the project is carried out

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Carlow, Kilkenny, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Pembrokeshire


Name Organisation Email Telephone
Stella Hooper - Community Liaison Officer The Port of Milford Haven Gorsewood Drive Milford Haven Pembrokeshire SA73 3ER stella.hooper@mhpa.co.uk Tel: 0044 1646 696372
Sean Reidy - Irish Project Co-ordinator The John F. Kennedy Trust, South Quay, New Ross, County Wexford IRELAND sean@dunbrody.com
Tom McDonald - Irish Project Co-ordinator Kilkenny Leader Partnership, 8 Patrick's Court, Kilkenny, IRELAND tom.mcdonald@cklp.ie