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The recent round of funding under the ‘PEACE IV’ programme saw Pobail le Chéile secure a grant to deliver a cross-community and cross-border community project exploring the shared (and different) traditions, stories and songs of the Protestant and Catholic communities and to include the changing faces of the New Donegal, with people from all over the world now living here.

The project is called 4Cs Derryveagh – the four ‘Cs’ standing for Cross Community Cultural Collaboration! The Derryveagh name is in recognition of the one thing everyone from Creeslough to Gortahork shares in common – the mountainous landscape from Muckish to Errigal – the Derryveagh Mountains. The grant will be of benefit to many local groups because the lead partner – Pobail le Chéile – will be looking for participants to attend story and song workshops, exchange memories of their changing lives here and also travel to Belfast to meet similar groups interested in history, culture and community.

Over the next month or two Paul Kernan and the new PEACE IV project worker will be visiting groups and talking to people about the project and the plans we have to discover more about ourselves and our neighbours,  celebrate our similarities and differences and hopefully have some fun along the way!

If you would like to get involved in the project or find out more, email Paul at coord@pobail.org or ring him on 086 084 1433. We are looking for story-tellers, singers and memories of life as it changed through the years… The project covers the Derryveagh district – from Gortahork to Creeslough.

Creative Writing Workshop

November 7th, Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy.

6pm-8pm – with poet Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin