Dr Eamon Phoenix and workshops

Dr Eamon Phoenix spoke to us about the context of post-1916 in Ireland and the events leading up to Partition and the violence that occurred in the north, mainly in Belfast in the early 1920s.

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During the workshops we were divided up into groups and I facilitated a workshop and with my group, members of the Community Outreach Group (COG) of Lurgan, we discussed what we had learnt from the various events and activities we had hosted to date. We discussed pros and cons of different formats of activities and overall the main message we wanted to communicate was that there are funding opportunities available for community groups to pursue their projects. I emphasised that the Living Legacies Centre can support groups through the application process and with the delivery of their projects.

It was an interesting day that Deirdre McBride from Community Relations Council (CRC) had organised and I look forward to the next event to assist community groups in exploring how local museum services can assist with events and activities and projects.

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