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Discovering Ballylough

Project Attributes


Discovering BallyloughPEACEIV


Ballylough Living History Trust


12th March 2019


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 £3.8 million for community projects across the borough.

Between 2017 and 2020, 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.

Discovering Ballylough

Ballylough Living History Trust co-ordinated a training programme exploring aspects of local history, archaeology and built heritage. It covered various elements from genealogy and archiving practices, to archaeology, living history, and arts based interpretation, in order to build capacity within the local community. They explored the genetic ancestry of the area through DNA testing. They produced a book detailing their journey through the project with a set of panels drawn from the book to be installed on site.

Hardcopies of the Discovering Ballylough booklet are free and can be picked up from Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.

Digital copies of the booklet and panels may be downloaded from here.