Border Lives-Information Events

The Border Lives project is a video storytelling initiative, that wishes to capture stories from people that lived in the Border Region during the Troubles. We want establish a website and develop 6 documentary type films, focusing on life in that region.

Tyrone Donegal Partnership has received funding under the Peace III, Theme 1.2 “Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past”, being delivered by the Community Relations Council/Pobal consortium, to deliver a Video Storytelling project focused solely on the Border Region of Northern Ireland. The project is entitled Border Lives.

The project will establish a website and develop 6 documentary type films, focusing on life in the Border Region of Northern Ireland. These films will tell the story of 6 events that occurred within the region during the Troubles. It will capture over 80 different perspectives from people who witnessed these events, detailing the impact that these incidents had on a personal and wider level i.e. family, community, workplace, housing estate, parish, sports club etc and within the context of the Troubles.

This project is particularly interested in those events, stories, areas and people who have not had the opportunity to tell their story yet.

We are running a series of Information Events about the project over April/May and would encourage people to attend to find out more about the initaitve. Project staff will be in attendance and guest speaker Mervyn Smyth from Belfast Exposed Photographic Gallery will also be there to highlight photos from their 30 year archive.

All events begin at 7pm  with tea, coffee & scones provided. The events are as follows:-

Monday 15th April - Civic Room, Strabane Library
Wednesday 17th
April - Verbal Arts Centre, Derry/Londonderry
Thursday 18th
April - Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Monday 22nd
April - Newtownhamilton Orange Hall, Castleblayney Street, County Armagh
Tuesday 23rd April
- Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan
Thursday 25th
April - Marketplace Theatre, Armagh
Monday 29th
April - Erne Enterprise, Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon

Wednesday 1st May
- Clinton Centre, Enniskillen
Thursday 2nd May - Castle Saunderson, Belturbet
Wednesday 8th May -
Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal's Castle, Newry
Thursday 9th May -
County Museum, Dundalk

People can register their attendance by RSVP to our Project Officer Sarah at 02882 252112 or [email protected]

Also please visit for more details about the project

This project is funded by the European Union's Peace III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Counci/Pobal Consortium

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