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Heritage Lottery Fund boost for conflicts project

By Linda Stewart

Schools across Co Antrim will explore the legacy of World War 1, the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising in a new project awarded £178,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

'On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-16' is a three-year project led by Ballymena Borough Council as the lead partner of the Mid-Antrim Museums Service Partnership, supporting community groups and schools to explore the period.

Artefacts, public memorials and monuments will be used alongside events and workshops to create a better understanding of the past and its legacy .

Head of HLF in Northern Ireland, Paul Mullan, said: "Opportunities to get involved in volunteering, creating exhibitions and developing tours will help people to learn more about the 1914-1916 period in their area and how the impact of these historic events are still relevant to contemporary ideas of identity and nationality."

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