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.
Kilrea Development Committee created a walking tour of Kilrea which includes the five local churches and other historic buildings, accompanied by a brochure giving details for each site. As part of their project they equipped group members with the necessary skills to guide visitors around the sites, and to assist with genealogical research.
Hardcopies of the Historic Kilrea leaflet are free and can be picked up from Visitor Information Centres across the Borough, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
A digital copy of the Historic Kilrea leaflet may be downloaded from RESOURCES.