History Tour - Good Relations Week 2023

History Walk – Good Relations Week

A historical walk on Saturday 23rd September 2023 around Cushendun noting places of importance and how Gaeilge was once the main language taking place.  A very interesting walk which is like a journey back in time about life in the area.

We aim to bring people together to hear and learn about the local history – everyone is welcome!

Meeting in St Patrick’s Church Car Park at 1.15pm.

To book please contact Máirtín (07811833590) or Áine Máire (07515809019) or email dubhdoite@gmail.com

Guided Tours of Cemeteries

A group of cross community women from the Strabane area will be treated to a guided tour of Derry City Cemetery and the IOSAS prayer gardens and have a Q&A afterwards.

The IOSAS Centre (Island of saints and scholars) is Ireland’s only such garden and is set in six acres of natural bog land, approximately 10 minutes outside the city of Derry.

Here we invite you to step back in time to an Ireland of saints and scholars, a people who had a very strong sense of creation, a robust attitude to religious practice and who believed in a close relationship with nature.

You will be overwhelmed with admiration for the picturesque and traditionally built Celtic church of St. Canice and shelter of St. Dympna, both of which boast Celtic thatched roofs utilising the plentiful, cheap materials like grasses and straw of the local area to reflect its surrounding by incorporating them into the fabric of their built dwellings which in turn seem not to be out of place with the natural surroundings.





Creative Arts Photography Programme

Creative Arts Photography Programme.

Over 40 participants from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will engage in a 4-week Creative Arts Programme that explores shared history and experiences through photography.

This programme is for over 21 years olds. 3 x outdoor sessions in the local district and final session in Belfast on the 17th September.

The final session will be held in Belfast where all participants come together and have a historical guided bus tour which will include International Wall Murals and Belfast Peace Walls.

The participants will be aged 21 years old and over. Participants will learn how to capture photographs using mobile devices and how to use and download apps to enhance photographs.

This Is Me – Photographic Exhibition

Photographic exhibition of items of personal significance or that have been of comfort during the pandemic.

During Library Hours at Belfast Central Library.

History of the Headstones Tour

A cross community tour of Derry City Cemetery suitable for all age groups. Learn the history of our people and City where every headstone has a tale to tell. A tour like no other that encounters our Edwardian and Victorian industrialists, philanthropists, criminals and poor. Hear tales of love, hate, politics and adventure, world wars, plagues and heroism. All in a beautiful setting overlooking the City and River Foyle.

For more information, please contact jpbreslin@outlook.com

Shared Learning Educational Visit

15 young people from Strabane Town will get the opportunity to be involved in an educational trip to two museums in Derry City. This will allow the young people to see both sides of the political/religious divide via these local museums and learn about some of our history which will help to increase their understanding of community belonging.

For more info, contact Co-ordinatorfscda@hotmail.com

Pathways to Peace – Portadown Walking Tour

Walking tour of Portadown, bringing young people across the interface and visiting areas of their town they have never been before.

Young people will see areas of division and contested spaces, reflecting on the relevance of these contested spaces today, and highlighting the importance of the shared spaces that exist

The young people participating will be from different community backgrounds (PUL, CNR and BME), they will be visiting areas of the town they may not have been before and crossing the interface together. Through this walking tour we will identify key areas of division in the town, such as the peace walls, flags, murals, bonfire sites and marching routes, helping young people understand the significance of these and reflect on the relevance of these contested spaces today.

To find out more, contact – aoibhin@youthlink.org.uk or call 02890323217

Visit the Youthlink Website –  http://www.youthlink.org.uk/