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8th Sep 2020
to 18th Dec 2020

Age Range
All ages

Rathangan and environs

Creative Rathangan-Meitheal Programme of Work 2020


  1. A Letter from Rathangan will explore the role of the Labour Movement during the War of Independence and will also mark the 1920 Belfast Pogrom.
  2. Layers – Above and Below will explore the disconnect between local people and place but especially with our wetlands.
  3. Becoming Strangers?   will trace the fortunes of a local Unionist Family as it struggled to accommodate itself to changed political and economic realities.

  • Maps, Deeds and Local Lore - Recovering and mapping Rathangan’s Quaker Community (1690 to 1928)
A Programme of participatory Work with Schools

  1. Who Else Lives Here - Taking a closer look. Environmentalist/Educator Michael Jacob and Visual Artist/Educator Monica De Bath will deliver four workshops for pupils in Bunscoil Bhríde and St Patrick’s BNS.
  2. Along the narrow gauge railway line /reimagining local spaces.  These  walking events/workshop are aimed at Transition Year Students and their teachers. Structured as interdisciplinary events these workshops link Ecology, Geography, History and offer participants a way to get close to the sphagnums and lichens growing on bog remnants near Rathangan
Walks - Collaboration with BNM and others

  1. Manmade and Natural Wetlands – A guided tour of a BNM rewetted cutaway and/or a fragile remnant of raised bog.
  2. From Griffith to Laser – a workshop contrasting the tools used by Richard Griffith and his fellow surveyors in the early 1800s.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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