Test Site

TEST SITE Introduction Video

TEST SITE Project, an introduction video / video by Peter Martin @petermartinslens / music by Arthuritis @son_of_flap_jack


The ‘Mná & Sons’ film is easiest described as a 16mm experimental documentary about a place; the collection of derelict sites at Kryl’s Quay. Why make this film? How did the film start? How will it start? What is it about? Perhaps it started long before I can consciously remember, perhaps like many others I went as a child to the R.H. Parker & Sons timber yard with my father to get some wood.

Imbolc 2021

At the Cross Quarter day marking the end of Winter and the Arrival of Spring, a performance took place at sunset and sunrise. Cross quarter days mark the midpoints between the Winter and Summer Solstice and Vernal and Autumnal Equinox.

Coill Bheag Planting Installation Day

Ní neart go chur le chéile! Yesterday a lot of hard graft went into installing An Choill Bheag at TEST SITE.

Walking Tours

That’s a wrap for TEST SITE Walking Tours. The last tour took place on Saturday and we want to thank all the speakers and attendees who took part. The walks included local heritage, herbalism, archaeology, urban planning, ecology and social art: all invaluable strands for interpreting, inhabiting and reimagining our city. They were guided by some very knowledgeable and generous people. Míle buíochas to Colin Rynne, Jo Goodyear, Elena Turk, Brendan O’Sullivan, Eoin Lettice and PLoT. 

Truss Building

Our Belfast Truss fabrication is in the capable and skilled hands of the workshop team at local community boat yard, Meitheal Mara. We are in awe of all of the meticulous work they have put into cutting the first of four roof trusses. Ailbhe & Aoife have been visiting the workshop team regularly. Ailbhe has been checking in on fabrication details while Aoife has been busy capturing the fabrication work on 16mm film.