Understanding Our Area – People and Places was a cross-community project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme. It set out to increase the understanding and expression of our culture and history, our people and places, through museum collections, historic sites and cultural heritage using interpretation, arts and multimedia to create a peace building legacy. The initiative is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s PEACE IV Local Area Action Plan, funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, which is providing £3.5 million for community projects across the borough.
Between 2017 and 2019, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services supported a range of community-led projects, along with a range of events, showcases and resources exploring the history of the Causeway area.
Ballintoy and Dunseverick Memories
By training up their volunteers, Ballintoy Archaeological and Historical Society created an oral history archive of local people telling their stories about everyday life in the Ballintoy area. The group received oral history training and conducted a range of oral history interviews which they shared as an Audio/Visual DVD and a booklet.
Hardcopies of the Ballintoy and Dunseverick Memories booklet and DVD are free and can be picked up from Ballintoy Archaeological and Historical Society, Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
Digital copies of the book and DVD may be downloaded from RESOURCES.