• Victoria Cross

    Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone Programme

    As part of a UK Government First World War Centenary campaign, commemorative paving stones are being laid at the birth places of every Victoria Cross (VC) recipient of the First World War. These commemorative paving stones are being laid over a period of four years from 2014 until 2018, and...

  • Ethical & Shared Remembering Commemoration in a New Context: Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence, 1912-1923

    As a result of work started in 2008, the Junction and Holywell Trust in partnership with the Irish School of Ecumenics have developed the Ethical and Shared Remembering Project, modelling effective collaboration between academic and community-based groups.

  • Remembering the Future Lecture Series

    The period 2012 -2023 marks a number of significant political events which have shaped the sense of British and Irish identity in the 20th century. The Community Relations Council (CRC) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) joined together for a series of lectures and events with an accompanying...

  • Military History from the Streets: A Guide for Schools

    This is a guide which sets out five steps for history teachers to use or adapt to help students understand how the military history of WWI relates to their area. The briefing is based on the book Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War (...

  • Teaching Divided Histories

    This project is developing an online digital resource for teachers to access and a programme of support and training for teachers to enable them to utilise it effectively with students at Key Stage 3 in Northern Ireland and students in transfer year in the Border Counties.

  • The Maiden’s City: A ‘Herstory’ Tour of the Walled City


    The Maidens’ City: A ‘Herstory’ of the Walled City (the Herstory Tour) tells the largely hidden history of women of Derry/Londonderry, beginning with a meeting of the local Suffragettes in the Guildhall 100 years ago. ...

  • 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...

  • We Were Brothers

    ‘We Were Brothers’ is a project comprised of a play with accompanying book, DVD, website and school/community outreach programmes which focuses on the shared history of nationalists and unionists who fought together in the British uniform during WWI. ...

  • 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. ...

  • NICIE: Facing the Past Shaping the Future

    Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) developed this project as a resource and support to teachers and students hoping to mark the Decade of Anniversaries. ...

  • WW1 and us

    World War One and Us: Cross-Community Project

    This cross-community project aimed to attract non-visiting communities from unionist and nationalist areas in order to explore WW1.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Outreach

    Creative Centenaries – Outreach Programme

    The Creative Centenaries outreach programme saw 5,276 young people and adults engaging with heritage through digital creativity and the latest technologies. A wide-ranging programme inspired learning about heritage using a variety of educational resources – iBooks, animations, graphic...

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    Rural Community Network: One History Many Stories

    One History Many Stories was a very new concept of looking at the period 1912 - 1922 through a shared and inclusive lens. The events themselves were risk taking in the fact that they tried to bring multiple perspectives to a particular period of history that for a very long time was contested....

  • 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.

  • Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Event

    Mid & East Antrim Borough Council organised an event to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. The event included music and poetry readings. A play was commissioned which depicted the events of 1916 and how it impacted on people from all community backgrounds. ...

  • 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...

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    Living Legacies 1914-18 and Community Archaeology

    Through archaeological techniques and working with professional archaeologists, the Ballykinler Community Excavation Project drew together community groups to study the remains of a WW1 training camp in County Down. ...

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    Creative Centenaries - Exhibition Programme

    The Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Community Relations Council, delivered an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and outreach throughout 2016 in response to key anniversaries. ...

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    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...

  • Living Legacies and Drama

    MARRI is a WW1 community drama project which encouraged groups to research, script and perform family and community stories that reveal an infinitely more nuanced and inclusive account of the human experience of a region simultaneously ‘at war’ with itself and with an outside force...

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    What Price Peace Project

    The Fellowship of Messines Association was formed in May 2002, by a diverse range of individuals from Loyalist, Republican and Trade Union backgrounds united in their realisation of the necessity to confront sectarianism in our society as a necessary means to realistic peace building.

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  • Unionist Centenary Committee

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

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    Lisburn Museum: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War

    At the beginning of the Decades of Centenaries commemorations in 2012, there was a recognition amongst the research staff in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum that while there was a good understanding of the contribution of Lisburn’s protestant population to the Great War (1914-...

  • 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
    • ...
  • 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.

  • North West PEACE III Partnership Decade of Commemorations Programme

    The North West Peace III Partnership comprising Derry City Council, Strabane District Council and Omagh District Council have developed a Decade of Commemorations programme with three key strands: A travelling exhibition, a musical drama, and a series of workshops were developed as the...

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    Creative Centenaries – Events Programme

    The Centenaries project delivered more than 100 events and performances during 2016, reaching audiences of more than 20,000 and working with multiple partners including Kabosh, Belfast Book Festival, Somme 100, Ulster Museum, Tower Museum, Film Hub NI and Live Music Now. The...

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    Donegal County Museum: County Donegal in 1916: Our Story

    Since 2013 Donegal County Museum has worked in association with individuals, groups and organisations to commemorate the events which impacted the lives of those living in Donegal 100 years ago. In 2012 the Museum worked with the Thiepval Memorial Loyal Orange Lodge to organise an exhibition on...

  • How politically historic events are reconstructed through the use of images and artefacts associated with death in commemorative exhibitions in national cultural institutions in Ireland

    This research project emerges from the challenges national cultural institutions face when presenting history through visual culture in a measured and reflective manner which must satisfy the education and expectation of different types of audiences.

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    PRONI - Decade of Centenaries Programme

    The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is a division within the Department for Communities. It houses a wealth of archive material relating to the Decade of Centenaries. Our ambition was to make available, engage and publicise these rich resources to mark the various centenaries. Starting...

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    Lisburn Museum: Women of the Rising and Us: a single identity project

    Tonagh Ladies Group (TLG) created a book based on their interaction with Easter 1916 history. ...

  • Belfast City Council: Shared History - Different Allegiances, 1912 - 1914

    Over the period of the Decade of Anniversaries, Belfast City Council has developed a programme that each year emphasises aspects that marks events of that particular year that shaped Northern Ireland and Ireland a century ago.

  • Commemoration Through Poetry and Verse

    Over a series of four workshops we worked with a group of women from North and West Belfast to look at the First World War through poetry written by men and women poets about that era.

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    The Laurentic

    The Tower Museum created an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the Laurentic. The famous gold ship, which now lies at the bottom of Lough Swilly, was sunk by German mines from a U-boat on the 25th January 1917. The story of its sinking, its survivors, and the hunt for the...

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    Living Legacies 1914-18 and Public Engagement Roadshow

    The Living Legacies 1914-18 WW1 public engagement centre was set up in 2014 and as part of the co-production and public engagement brief from our funders (the Arts and Humanities Research Council), the centre undertook a series of public roadshow events in conjunction with Libraries NI.

  • Carson Project

    Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme supported local community Group, The Carson Project Ballymena, to host a Shared History event (facilitated by Philip Orr) which looked at the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. ...

  • This is What We Sang

    ‘This is What We Sang’ was accompanied by an exhibition and a companion publication, and was performed by The Kabosh Theatre Company in the Belfast Synagogue as part of the Belfast Festival. ...

  • 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...

  • The Fellowship of
 Messines Association

    The Fellowship of Messines Association created a project for the Decade that sought to explore themes related to common history, conflict resolution and personal development. Specifically, the emphasis on a common and shared history was designed to recruit a diverse range of individuals from an...

  • Belfast City Council

    Belfast; Reflections on 1916

    Belfast City Council's programme around 1916 involved a series of Civic Events and a large exhibition which was situated in the City Hall from March - September 1916. Events were delivered on the Lost Lives of the Battle of the Somme, the Shipwrecks from the Battle of Jutland, the Women from...

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    Halfway House Play: 1916, 100 Years On

    Halfway House is a one act play by Contemporary Christianity, a Belfast-based organisation that, among many other things, seeks to promote shared understanding through the Arts. The author of the play is Philip Orr a historian of the First World War who has delivered community projects on...

  • An Inclusive Covenant

    Developed through an on-going partnership and series of discussions among congregants of Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church and St Colmcille’s Catholic Parish in East Belfast, ‘An Inclusive Covenant’ was written and signed by participants as an alternative version of the Ulster Covenant for the...

  • 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. ...

  • Causeway Museum Service

    Much of the work of the Causeway Museum Service (CMS) is outreach- based, working with local communities, as well as working with local museum collections. This approach to historical work engages participants by encouraging them to share their expertise, tell their own story and providing the...

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    Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund - Decade of Centenaries Anniversaries Roundtable and Principles for Remembering in Public Space

    The Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund organised the first 'Remembering the Future’ conference in March 2011 attend by over 250 representatives of governments, departments, agencies, councils and groups.  ...

  • The Junction: Laura Gailey Film

    This short original film is about Laura Gailey, the only woman named on the War Memorial in the Diamond in Derry/Londonderry. Laura Gailey was a resident of the city who became a volunteer nurse tending the war-wounded in Liverpool during WWI. ...

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    Belfast Somme 100

    Belfast Somme 100 was a programme of commemorative events for the 100th anniversary of the Somme in Belfast in 2016. It included events under various genres such as Arts, Community, History, Lectures and Film. The programme looked at the personalities and stories associated with the battle and...

  • 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....

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    New Perspectives on 1916

    The project was organised by Sheehy Skeffington School in collaboration with Soma festival group, Gallery of Photography Ireland, Castlewellan Inter Church Forum and the Centre for Contemporary Christianity.

  • Artsekta

    Artsekta have been involved in three separate projects focussing on the past, including The Belfast Bayeux, Sanskriti and Belfast Suitcase Stories.

  • Community Outreach Group

    The Community Outreach Group designs programmes to build trust, understanding and mutual esteem in Lurgan. It is a partnership forged in 2006 between Shankill Church of Ireland and St Peter’s and St Paul’s Roman Catholic parishes....

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    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...

  • Edward Carson Signs Off

    A one-man show based on the life of Edward Carson focusing on the Home Rule bill and its aftermath, written by Paddy Scully.

  • Border Arts

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

  • 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...

  • Creative Writing Responses to Objects with Divisive Histories

    When creative writers come into contact with the intangible aura of historical collections, evidence of seismic events, those meanings are articulated. A strand of activity within the First World War Engagement Centre Living Legacies focused on the multiple meanings inherent in our museum and...

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    Living Legacies and Remembering 1916: Your Stories

    In collaboration with National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI), the ‘Remembering 1916: Your Stories’ exhibition is one of the most significant outputs produced by the ‘Living Legacies 1914-18’ WW1 public engagement centre. Exploring the significance of the centenary of...

  • 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’....

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    Joint Ireland-UK ceremony commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Messines

    To mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines, the Irish and UK governments delivered a joint commemoration at the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Belgium.

  • Paths to Commemoration

    Paths to Commemoration is a project aimed at devising ways of publicly marking significant historic events that can include everybody. It is funded by the PEACE III Programme run by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee.

  • 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...

  • Home Rule?

    One hundred years on from 8 February 1912, an audience at St Mary’s University, Belfast watched a dramatic reconstruction
of Winston Churchill’s famous vision of self-government for Ireland. ...

  • 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...

  • one history many stories

    Rural Community Network: One History Many Stories

    One History Many Stories was a very new concept of looking at the period 1912 - 1922 through a shared and inclusive lens. The events themselves were risk taking in the fact that they tried to bring multiple perspectives to a particular period of history that for a very long time was contested....

  • on the brink

    On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916 project

    On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916 was a three year Museum services-led community outreach project (April 2014 to March 2017).

  • 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...

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    Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

    The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme was the official Irish State programme to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and to facilitate reflection, reconciliation, analysis and debate and an active imagining of our future. ...