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Heritage Lottery Fund boost for conflicts project

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."

Belfast Telegraph