The Search for Molly

The Story of 1718
12th March 2019
Unearth Dervock
12th March 2019

The Search for Molly

Project Attributes

Project:

Search for Molly

Owner:

Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers

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.

 

The Search for Molly

The Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers have told the story of Sister Molly McGinnis, a nurse from a nationalist family from Ballykelly, who was awarded the Military Medal while working as a V.A.D. during World War I. Their book, The Search for Molly, tells Molly’s story and highlights the contribution of other local women during the Great War.

Hardcopies of the The Search for Molly book are free and can be picked up at Rascahan House and Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.

A digital copy of the The Search for Molly book may be downloaded from RESOURCES.