The history of the Causeway Coast and Glens since 1921 has been brought together in a unique new book published by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museum Services.
The free publication, titled NI100: Reflections on the Causeway Coast and Glens, was produced as part of Council’s programme to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland’s creation and features a raft of stories, information, and photographs from the Borough over the past century.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes, said: “From politics and agriculture, to hospitals, heritage, sport and maritime rescues, the book’s seven chapters take the reader on a fascinating exploration of different aspects of life in our area spanning the last 100 years.
“The celebration of our people and places charts the changes and achievements of our communities and it is a wonderful legacy for Council’s very successful NI 100 programme. I would like to thank all those who contributed to and participated in the project, as without you it wouldn’t have been possible.”
The book was produced with financial support from The Executive Office as part of the District Councils Good Relations Programme and supports the T:BUC strategy (Together Building a United Community). It aims to support the creation of a community which promotes mutual respect and understanding, that is strengthened by its diversity, and where cultural expression is celebrated and embraced.
The book has been distributed to libraries and secondary school senior history classes in the Borough and members of the public can pick up a copy from Ballymoney Museum, Visitor Information Centres across the Borough, or by contacting Museum Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A downloadable digital version of the publication is available on the Northern Ireland Community Archive at https://niarchive.org/ni100.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s NI 100 programme has taken place throughout 2021. For further details go to www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/ni-100.