A study of the Linen industry – the “fabric” of our culture

Monaghan Community Network organised a trip to explore the history of linen, on Thursday 14th February 2019 as part of the Peace IV funded Cultural Awareness Project. The first stop on the tour was Moygashel Linen Visitors’ Centre, on the outskirts of Dungannon in south Tyrone (on the site of a former linen mill) to reflect on the rich industrial heritage of the area.… Read More >

“Romancing the Border” storytelling night gets a great “reception”

“Romancing the Border” was the theme of a Peace IV storytelling night on Monday 11th February, and there were lots of stories of romance, love, heartbreak, and matters of “wife and debt”. The event was facilitated by Francis McCarron, and it wasn’t long until people contributed all kinds of stories – lost love, chat up lines, cross border barriers to romance, dancing decks, carnivals, and weddings.… Read More >

“Romancing the border” storytelling night

A very exciting Peace IV funded storytelling event is planned for Monday 11th February at 8pm in the YWCA centre, North Road, Monaghan. The event will be facilitated by Francis McCarron, and the theme on the night will be “Romancing the Border”. Come along and share your love stories – of different traditions, cultures, and superstitions. Everyone is welcome, admission free.… Read More >