A Pilgrim’s Fayre taking place in Pembrokeshire later this month will celebrate the ancient links between Wales and Ireland with song, walks and a medieval marketplace.

The event which runs between 11am and 6pm on May 29 at St Davids Bishop’s Palace will event boasts an exciting family-friendly programme of performance, song, guided walks, a medieval marketplace, traditional skills demos, and film screenings.

It is being held to mark the achievements of the Ancient Connections project as it comes to a close, and the launch of the Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way.

It will celebrate communities past and present and the historic and future links between North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire.

Rowan Matthiessen, Ancient Connections project manager said: “The Fayre is going to be an absolute feast for the senses and should be a fantastic bank-holiday day out for all the family.”

The event centres around a lively medieval marketplace hosting an array of exciting stalls.

It will showcase some of the finest wares the area has to offer as well as delicious, award-winning food and drink, made from locally sourced ingredients.

There’ll be mischief makers, meandering minstrels and holy relic sellers and surprise pop-up performances too.

Small World Theatre is delighted to return with the three metre-tall giant puppet of Saint David and a new six metre-long sea monster in a procession through Wales’ smallest city.

“Small World Theatre never fails to disappoint in creating something fun and engaging for all,” said Rowan.

Thanks to pupils from Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi, there will also be colourful costumes in the festival’s Pilgrim Parade leading spectators from the Cross Square into the grounds of St Davids Cathedral.

Saint David will visit the giant bee skeps created by artist Bedwyr Williams on his way to join the fun of the Fayre.

Other activities include guided pilgrim walks, led by St Davids Cathedral and the Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way; a massed choir performance in the Cathedral led by Span Arts’ choir Côr Pawb; A traditional skills demonstration marquee run by the Tywi Centre; and a programme of artists’ films and documentaries screened in the vaults of the Bishop’s Palace.

The day finishes with an open-air concert of ancient music from Wales and the Celtic nations performed by renowned folk musicians Julie Murphy, Ceri Rhys Matthews, and Jess Ward. A perfect end to a magnificent celebration in the impressive, historic setting of the ruined Palace.

This event is free for all, and further details can be found at ancientconnections.org and smallworld.org.uk.