Our history – for keeps

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Our history – for keeps

Project Attributes

Project:

Rathlin Island: Our history – for keeps

Owner:

Rathlin Development and Community Association

Date:

12th March 2019


Background

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.

 

Our history – for keeps

‘Our history – for keeps’ was a training programme developed by the Rathlin Development and Community Association. Open to all Rathlin residents, the aim of the project was to build capacity on Rathlin and leave a heritage skills legacy on the island. Including training programmes on oral histories, genealogy, the exploration of genetic ancestry through DNA, and an accredited tour guiding programme, the programme focused on the creation of archives, and how to keep them so the knowledge is available for future generations.

For more information or to get involved with the ongoing work, please contact:

The Resource Centre
Rathlin Island
Co Antrim BT54 6RT
rdca@btconnect.com