Culture & Heritage
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Each community is unique in their own special way. But have we taken the time to have a conversation about what we understand by our culture and heritage and why this is important? This section will look at ways to explore the integrity of what is special about your place, so that when faced with difficult decisions, that your community will know what you are willing to accept.
What is unique and special about our community? What local heritage is there? Are there significant moments in the history of our community?
If we are faced with threats – such as mining, incinerators, big multinationals coming into our community – how do we feel about this? What are the implications of such industries arriving here?
Investigate (along with staff, volunteers, service users) what is unique about your particular area (e.g. history, cultural, heritage) and make plans to link this with what is already happening through your community or it could be a new initiative.
Nature Keepers: http://www.natures-keepers.org/northernireland/
Peace Trails in Ireland – INNATE non violence: http://www.innatenonviolence.org/trails/index.shtml
Afri (Action from Ireland) Famine Walks:
See the Ballyhoura Development Ltd. website for ideas of Culture, heritage and genealogy projects such as Ireland Reaching Out, The Gathering, Historic Graves and local genealogy projects: