Recalling the past

DUNDALK Institute of Technology (DkIT) is set to host an information evening for the public about a cross border initiative titled ‘The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning Project’.

DUNDALK Institute of Technology (DkIT) is set to host an information evening for the public about a cross border initiative titled ‘The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning Project’.

The project is seeking to engage with the local community to help record the histories of local people and projects involved in building peace.

The information evening about the e1.1 million oral history peace process project is due to take place at DkIT on Wednesday, November 23.

According to the organisers, hundreds of untold stories about the peace process are waiting to be recorded. As part of the project, experts will provide training and instruction to individuals and communities to help them accurately to record their accounts and recollections for future generations.

The training will be offered to community and voluntary groups in Co Louth and along the border region. The project aims to establish a critical mass of people capable of initiating, costing and completing oral history projects within their communities, organisations or workplaces.

Project Co-Director, Dr Anna Bryson said: “Anyone who has lived through the challenging and difficult years of the conflict and through attempts to resolve it has important memories.

“What we want to pass on are the skills accurately to record these accounts, and thus to recover a deeper and truer understanding of critical events that affected individuals, communities and almost every part of ordinary life.”