The programme presents an opportunity for joint working between both Mid Ulster District Council and Donegal County Council and local interest groups.
The relevant areas of collaboration are places of shared significant heritage; with the close links between the Ancient Clans leading to the ‘flight’ of the Earls which took place from Rathmullan, Co Donegal; with the ‘Earls’, themselves coming from both Donegal and Dungannon.
This programme is important in our shared heritage and, along with the subsequent Plantation of Ulster, had a huge significance on the history and development of the areas.
The programme is not only focused on bringing people together from across the border but also people from different community and religious backgrounds; with the aim of seeking to make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society and developing sustainable cross border contacts. Study trips and seminars take place in Tyrone and Donegal on a regular basis. We have made new friends and have broadened our horizons on many levels in terms of our shared identity.