• 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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....

  • 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’....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Artsekta

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

  • Border Arts

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

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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
    • ...