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.
Dervock and District Community Association developed a village heritage trail and book, Unearth Dervock, highlighting the rich and diverse heritage of Dervock and the surrounding area, people and places. They recorded oral histories reflecting on language and the history of the local linen industry, as well as farming traditions and horse fairs.
Hardcopies of both the heritage trail and book are free and can be picked up from Visitor Information Centres across the borough, from Ballymoney Museum, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
Digital copies of both the heritage trail and book may be downloaded from RESOURCES.