Anyone interested in the series of workshops detailed below should follow the contact links. The workshops will provide an opportunity to discuss a wide range of historical events and is complemented with a number of study visits. Places are limited so you should book asap. Such courses are of great benefit to anyone interested in history or involved in any type of conflict resolution programme.


Rebels, Radicals, Royalists and Loyalists Programme

 Venue:  REACT, 2 Mallview Terrace, Armagh. BT61 9AN

This course consists of 6 workshops (7 – 9.30pm) and 2 study visits. Participants will examine the following events and their impact on the Island of Ireland. Monday 22nd October - Catholic Emancipation and Home Rule Monday 29th October - Crises and Volunteers (Redmond and Carson) Monday 5th November - Blood Sacrifice: Easter Rising and WW1 - The Somme Monday 12th November - War of Independence and Partition Monday 19th November - Irish Civil War and Civil Strife in Northern Ireland Monday 26th November- "The Troubles" and Course Evaluation

 Saturday 1st December – Study Visit 1 - This is a 1 day visit to Stormont, St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast and The Somme Heritage Museum.

 Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November – Study Visit 2 - Dublin - This is an overnight residential which includes visits to Glasnevin Cemetery, Arbour Hill Cemetery, the Memorial Gardens at Island Bridge, the National Museum at Collins Barracks and the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square.

There is a fee of £30 for the course payable on the first night.

Please note spaces are limited on this programme and a waiting list will operate should the programme become oversubscribed.   There are three eligibility criteria that all participants must meet: 1.  They must be actively involved in their community so that they can share the learning.   2.  They must be able to attend all workshops and the study visits (except for illness which is unforeseeable).

  1. They must be willing to share twin accommodation on residential.   The course is organised by Charmain Jones, Community Relations Officer for Rural Community Network and Sarah Haughey, Community Relations Officer, REACT Armagh, funded by the Community Relations Council and delivered by Martin Snoddon from Northern Spring.   Anyone interested in participating in the course should contact Sarah 02837 526869 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.giving their expression of interest and confirming that they meet the eligibility criteria.