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Get your copy of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s latest Museums Guide

Get your copy of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s latest Museums Guide

Tue, May 01, 2018

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s latest Museums Guide is out now featuring a packed programme of events and exhibitions.

It was officially launched at an event in Ballycastle Museum which recently re-opened for the summer season.

The Friends of Ballycastle Museum volunteers were joined by the Mayor Councillor Joan Baird OBE to mark the occasion.

Speaking afterwards, the Mayor said: “We are so fortunate to have a wealth of museums in our Borough. During the next few months, there is a fantastic array of events on offer in each location with plenty of opportunities for practical involvement. I would encourage everyone to visit their local Museum, enjoy a family day out and discover more about the rich history of our area.”

Highlights include the NW200 People and Places exhibition at Ballymoney Museum running until Saturday 1st September. This new exhibition showcases a rich selection of photographs from the Chronicle and Constitution archive (1987 to 1997). Featuring bikes, memorabilia and leathers, it is a great exhibition for all motor-racing fans.

The Causeway 1718: Society in Transition exhibition opens in Coleraine Museum at Coleraine Town Hall on Friday 11th May to Wednesday 20th June. This exhibition explores the people and places of the Causeway area in the 18th century, connecting local people and places with bigger national stories. Discover what was happening, why it happened, and what the 1718 Bann Valley Migration was all about.

At Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre on Thursday 31st May at 7.30pm you can hear about ‘The Search for Molly’ – a nurse who volunteered during the Great War (1914- 1918). Sister Molly McGinnis, from Faughanvale, is one of the unknown stories local to the Ballykelly/Greysteel area. Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers will detail their search for Molly and the story of her courageous service. Their project is part of the Peace IV Understanding Our Area programme.

Understanding Our Area - People and Places is a cross-community project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It will increase understanding and expression of our culture and history, our people and places through museum collections, historic sites and cultural heritage using interpretation, arts and multimedia to create a peace building legacy. A range of community-led projects will be supported by Museum Services, along with events, showcases, and resources exploring the history of the Causeway area.

The Friends of Ballycastle Museum are a dedicated group whose efforts extend the opening hours of the Museum beyond the core summer months. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council would like to thank the Friends for their work, and express their appreciation for the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that they share with visitors to the Museum.

Garvagh Museum, the only accredited community museum in the Borough, is open all year round by appointment.

To find out more, please pick up a brochure at one of the Museum venues or download a copy by clicking on the link below.

Opening hours for Ballycastle Museum are:

April, May, June and September – Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 2pm – 5pm

July and August – Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 2pm – 6pm

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird, OBE pictured as she launches the latest Museums Guide with Sarah Carson, Museums Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and The Friends of Ballycastle Museum volunteers.