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.
The Mountsandel Discovery and Heritage Group have produced an illustrated book, The Salmon People, inspired by what life may have been like at the Mountsandel Mesolithic site. They also produced exhibition for use at community events to raise awareness and understanding of this significant prehistoric site. As part of their project the group worked with students at Northern Regional College to produce a short promotional film.
Hardcopies of the Salmon People book are free and can be picked up at Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
A digital copy of The Salmon People may be downloaded from RESOURCES.