• The Box

    The Box was a premiere theatre production that brought to life the discovered archive of Olive Swanzy, a nurse from County Down who served as a medic on the front lines of WWI. ...

  • Entwined Histories

    Entwined Histories began in 2012 with a project to commemorate the signing of the Ulster Covenant.  Following the success of this pilot, Co-operation Ireland continued the series, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the reconciliation fund, with a further...

  • Ards

    Ards & North Down Borough Council - Shared Education Project

    Shared Education was a cross community visit involving St Mary’s Primary School Kircubbin and Victoria Primary School Ballyhalbert, funded by Council Good Relations Programme and The Executive Office. The P7 classes took part in a shared history/ shared educational project to the...

  • Unionist Centenary Committee

    The Unionist Centenary Committee was established in 2010 to take forward a ‘Decade of Unionist Centenaries’....

  • Meeke and the Major

    This project focused on the First World War, and in particular the Battle of Messines. It centres on the relationship between Private John Meeke a local Orangeman from Benvarden and Major William Redmond who was a famous nationalist MP. Focusing on this unique relationship has helped to define...

  • Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 1920-23

    This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore the historical context of the partition of Ireland and resulting inter-communal violence in the 'two Irelands'. A series of podcasts based on lectures delivered at Queen's was made available on the...

  • A Decade of Anniversaries Schools Resource

    The project was funded by the CRC to produce a resource to encourage secondary school students (and others) to address the sensitive history of the 1912-22 decade in ways which help both to better understand the events in their historical context and to engage with their centenary commemoration...

  • Tara Centre – Cross Community Project

    In May 2016, the Tara Centre in Omagh approached Dr Éamon Phoenix with a view to facilitating a cross-community exploration of the events which shaped this island a century ago. Funding was obtained by the Centre from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Éamon arranged four evening Workshops in...

  • North Down Museum: Home, Politics and War Exhibition

    This exhibition explored the changing lives of women during the early 20th Century when women began to break free from the restraints of society and move into the world of politics, work and medicine. ...

  • Border Arts

    The Border Arts group organised 3 lectures based on the 1912 – 1923 period, funded through Strabane District Council’s Good Relations budget. ...

  • 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project

    The 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project was formed by a group of people who had an interest in issues related to Irish nationalism and WWI. Some of those group members had family relatives who had enlisted, along with hundreds of others from the Falls Road area, in the Connaught Rangers...

  • The Poppy and the Lily

    During the centennial years, from 2014 through to 2018, a project named The Poppy and the Lily has been delivered at a wide range of venues. At its core is the desire to enable people to learn more about the origins and purpose of two of the most significant commemorative symbols in our divided...

  • Cultural Fusions

    Cultural Fusions is an arts and cultural programme designed through Mid-Antrim Museums Service and Causeway Museum Service across the North East council areas for PEACE III objectives of sharing, expression and experience of different cultures. The programme has had several relevant projects...

  • journey together

    Journey Together - North West Schools Jointly Remembering the Centenary 2016

    The project was initiated by the Trustees of the Churches Trust, who are the leaders in the North West area of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Methodist Church, and Presbyterian Church. The aim was to bring young people and schools together for a positive learning and commemoration...

  • Celebrating 2016 – The Belfast Story

    In the early part of 2015 a number of individuals, community activists, groups from the world of culture, arts and tourism, historians and communities held a series of conversations as to how Belfast could remember, reflect, celebrate and commemorate our city and its intricate connection to the...

  • Rural Community Network - Understanding Commemorations

    Rural Community network (RCN), in conjunction with independent consultant Craig Barr, developed a new OCN level 3 programme called ‘Understanding Commemorations’....

  • Westbourne Presbyterian Community Church Lecture Series


    Also known as known as ‘The Shipyard Church,’ Westbourne Presbyterian Church on the Newtownards Road in East Belfast was the biggest signing centre for the Ulster Covenant in 1912 after Belfast City Hall....

  • Fermanagh County Museum – Peace Studies Project

    Peace Studies is a four-year project led by Fermanagh County Museum, looking back at the First World War in the context of 2014-2018, which has engaged over 100 students.

  • Connection and Division: 1910 - 1930

    Connection & Division brings together collections acquired by Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service, the Inniskillings Museum and Fermanagh County Museum Service.

  • Ethical and Shared Remembering

    The Ethical and Shared Remembering Programme, 1912-1922, has been developed around a five strand methodological framework:

    • Remembering in Context
    • Remembering the Whole Decade
    • Remembering the Future
    • Remembering Ethically
    • Remembering Together
    • ...