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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 >

The “fabric” of our history – trip to Linen Mills on 14th Feb 2019

A Peace IV funded Linen Mills tour “Flax to Fabric” of Moygashel Museum and Linen Mills Museum, Lisburn, will take place on Thursday 14th February, leaving McNally’s Car park at 9.30am. Flax has been grown in Ireland, and linen woven, since ancient times: it’s mentioned in early Irish legal codes and in the life of Saint Brigid, and even the Tudor noblemen had a gripe about Irish people using so much in their yellow clothes.… Read More >