Peace IV Understanding Our Area

This is a Peace IV funded project, supported by the Causeway Coast and Glens Council.  Anyone with contact to Ballylough welcome to participate at any time during the project.  We need stories, old items and volunteers to help with the project.  We will need at least 5 items for the training on 26th April - please contact us if you have something of interest.  Come along and learn how to handle and conserve old items.  We have some costumes and manuscripts for starters.

Start Date:  January 2018

Finish Date: June 2019

3 consultation sessions 23rd/24th March - well attended.

Next training is:

Thursday 26th April 7pm at Ballylough– Handling & Conservation with Rachael Garrett

Thursday 17th May 7pm @ Ballylough– Cataloguing with Sarah Carson

Thursday 14th June  2pm @ Ballylough– Digital Archiving with Sarah Carson

Have you got items that you think might be of interest to our area?

Bring your photos, ideas, stories and artefacts to Ballylough - call me and let me know when it would suit..

We can scan photos on site which you can take away with you, photographing artefacts (which you take away with you), listening to stories (which we will arrange to meet up to hear in more detail at a later date.

Ownership of any of the photos, artefacts and items will remain yours.  NO item will be attributed to anyone if they wish not to be identified.  Our aim is just to log items so that people may understand what is in the area, where they were found, what they might be.

Future sessions will be about finding out about your family, learning where to research, how to research, access to data, and how to store it.

We plan to hold sessions right through to next Spring, with a break over the summer, and a trip to PRONI in the Autumn where we can show people how to access records if they have not been before.