Partition: What did it do for us?

Following on from our initial programme Ethical and Shared Remembering, as the centenary of partition approaches, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils Good Relations team would like to invite you to participate in an educational programme as part of our contribution to Council’s NI100 programme: PARTITION: WHAT DID IT DO FOR US, which is being delivered by The Junction.

On the 23rd December 1920, the Government of Ireland Act was signed off by King George V and the Partition of Ireland became a legal reality. Much violence took place. Out of the violence two confessional states emerged from centuries of colonial domination and rule, and from centuries of political and religious sectarianism.

The Act of 1920 not only partitioned Ireland, it partitioned the Province of Ulster, Irish Unionism and Irish Nationalism. All of this had consequences and has left legacies, still experienced and felt to the present.

As the centenary of Partition approaches, this programme will critically examine the road to Partition, the content of the Government of Ireland Act, and how it left two minority communities; northern Nationalists and southern Unionists, each beached on the wrong side of the border. The programme will also look at the Boundary Commission, tasked to make appropriate changes to the boundary or border between the two states.

The programme is being delivered online over 6 sessions. In order to get the most out of the programme, it is essential that you participate in all sessions.

The programme will be delivered on the following dates:
Thursday 11th February at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
The Road to Partition

Thursday 18th February at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
State Security and State Religion

Thursday 25th February at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
The Partition of Irish Unionism

Thursday 4th March at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
The Partition of Irish Nationalism

Thursday 11th March at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
The Boundary Commission: An Exercise in Futility

Thursday 18th March at 2.30 – 4.00 pm
What Will We Do With The Future?

If you would like to participate on the programme, please reserve your place as soon possible by contacting Patricia Harkin, Good Relations Manager by email: or Tel: 07702331430

Places are limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.