Cross community cultural study visit to Crumlin Road Jail

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Cross community cultural study visit to Crumlin Road Jail

Radius has brought together residents of St Pats Barracks, Ballymena and Millview estate, Randalstown for a cultural study visit to Crumlin Road Jail Belfast.  This provided an opportunity for tenants participating on the Peace IV funded Housing Association Integration Project to jointly learn about the history and the context of the jail.   

The tenants enjoyed a very informative tour of the Jail, followed by a workshop with two ex-prisoners, one loyalist and one republican, who spoke to the group about their time in Crumlin Road Jail and their experiences of the N.I. conflict. The session was then opened for questions from the participants and there was some lively discussion.

Laura Coulter Good Relations Officer with Radius comments “The joint cross community study visit to Crumlin Road Jail provided an excellent opportunity and experience for Radius tenants to learn together. The workshop, facilitated by Tides, gave tenants insight into the lives and experiences of two ex-prisoners who had both been actively involved in the N.I. conflict. A few participants commented that it had been very interesting, particularly the workshop session. Emma McBrien (Millview tenant) said ‘it was a great day’

man speaking as group of men and women look on, outdoor setting