Mayor's Diary

Paying tribute to Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers volunteers for their contribution

Paying tribute to Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers volunteers for their contribution

Wed, December 06, 2023

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has recognised the invaluable contribution made by Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers (RVAR) volunteers to Green Lane Museum.

Having been closed for several years, the museum reopened in April 2023 with the help of RVAR volunteers. Thanks to this committed group, the facility - located in Roe Valley Country Park - is now open every weekend and Bank Holiday between early April and the end of September.

Since its reopening earlier this year, the museum has welcomed over 4000 visitors from across the UK, Republic of Ireland and further afield.

The dedication of the volunteers has greatly enhanced the visitor experience in the Borough, as without this wonderful community spirit the museum would have remained closed.

Paying tribute to the volunteers, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan said: “I was delighted to hold a reception for the members of the RVAR, as without their hard work and dedication, Green Lane Museum would not have been open for the 2023 season.

“The museum has been an important part of our Borough, keeping the memories of the past alive and allowing the younger generations to learn about the old ways of life.

 “I am extremely grateful to the RVAR for ensuring that such an integral part of Causeway Coast and Glens history can continue, and I look forward to many more people enjoying this fantastic facility for many years to come.”