Roisin Burke Abarta Heritage Causeway Coast

Róisín Burke of Abarta Heritage presenting the Local Heritage Audit project with local communities in March 2019.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on the PEACE IV Understanding Our Area – People and Places; Local Heritage Audit with the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.  This exciting project aims to identify and log the wealth of culture and heritage located along the Causeway Coast and in the Glens Borough area while also increasing understanding and appreciation of these wonderful places.

Heritage information that can be included in the audit are details about not-for-profit, community managed heritage sites / museums, publications, trails and online resources.  The resources are likely to be wide-ranging and may include ancient monuments, historic buildings, the location of an historic event, a local heritage trail, a guided tour or stories associated with a particular place. 

Our team made a presentation about the project to local community groups on Saturday, 30th March at the Manor House Hotel, Kilrea.  We were really pleased by the enthusiasm of the groups that came along to the presentation.  All those present were participants in the European Union’s cross-community PEACE IV programme which aims to promote peace and support social and economic stability in Northern Ireland and the border counties.  We very much welcome contributions from any community group in the area who knows of a special place or story that they would like to have included in the project.

By gathering information from the people who know their local heritage best and making it available online, this project will allow both local and foreign visitors to easily access the stories unique of this area.  The information collected will be made available on the Northern Ireland Community Archive which already hosts some great stories on Northern Ireland’s heritage.

If you would like to contribute details of a heritage site / trail, publication or online resource in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area, please do fill in our Survey or get in touch directly with us using our Contact page.

The programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s funding award from the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. It is also supported by the Executive Office NI and the Department for Rural and Community Development Ireland.

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