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 Story of 1718
Coleraine Ulster Scots Regeneration Group explored the story of the 1718 migration, principally of people from the Bann Valley, to northeast America. They produced a heritage trail and school resource to help investigate who the migrants were, why they went, where they went, and the contribution they made in the New World.
Hardcopies of the 1718 heritage trail and the 1718 school resource are free and can be picked up from Cuil Rathain Historical & Cultural Centre, Coleraine, Visitor Information Centres across the borough, and Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
Digital copies of both the 1718 heritage trail and the 1718 school resource may be downloaded from RESOURCES.