Monthly Archives: April 2013

Heritage Exploration Event Schedule!

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Venue And Timings

        Exploring The Concept Of Plantation

Date : Tuesday 30th April

Duration : 2 hours

Format : interactive session

You’ll get : a broad understanding of what “plantation” means and its specific meaning within the context of the Coleraine Plantation. You’ll also get a feel for where the Coleraine Plantation sits within the wider concept of Plantation.

Venue : Focus on Family

Facilitator : Bob Curran

Time : 1.30 – 3.30pm

Summary information sheet for project members to be provided by Bob Curran.

       The Unofficial Plantation

Date : Tuesday 7th May

Duration : ½ day (4.5 hours)

Format  : bus trip; guided tour

You’ll get : a good understanding of the MacDonnell Plantation and its legacy (including links to Ballysally). You’ll start understand the relationship (and differences) between the MacDonnell Plantation and the Coleraine Plantation.

Venue : Dunluce Castle and Bushmills

Facilitator : Bob Curran

Time : Bus pick-up from Focus on Family at 1pm , returning at 5.30pm

Summary information sheet for project members to be provided by Bob Curran.

       The Official Plantation : Coleraine

Date : Tuesday 28th May

Duration : ½ day (4.5hours)

Format  : bus trip; guided tour

You’ll get : a good understanding of the Coleraine Plantation as far as the town itself is concerned. With a chance to visit sites of historical interest which give a “before and after” sense of the impact of plantation , you will also gain an understanding of the divisions within community and a feel for the impact of apportioned “lots”.

Venue : Coleraine main town ; Killowen and Waterside (Clothworkers)

Itinerary : TBC by Bob Curran

Facilitator : Bob Curran

Time : Bus pick-up from Focus on Family 1pm , returning 5.30pm

Summary information sheet for project members to be provided by Bob Curran.

        The Honourable, The Irish Society

Date : Tuesday 4th June

Duration : 3 hours

Format  : bus trip; presentation and tour of Cutts House

You’ll get: a good understanding of how the Society was formed, why it was formed, its purpose during (and after ) the Plantation, how it operated then and its legacy (and how it operates) today. In addition, you will have a good feel for the 12 Livery Companies (their roots and why they came into being) and their role (past and present) – along with their legacy today in the “County of Coleraine”. A broad understanding of the City of London / The Corporation (its relationship with parliament and the Crown) and its evolving nature over time might just be on the cards too!

      

           Linenhall Library, Belfast

Date : Tuesday 11th June

Duration : 7 hours

Format : guided tour and supported research (looking at interesting materials for our project/book)

The Livery Companies Beyond The Town Of Coleraine

Date : Tuesday 18th June

Duration : 1 day (8.5 hours)

Format  : bus trip; guided tour

You’ll get : a good understanding of the location, impact and legacy of some of the key Livery Companies in the wider area.

Venue : Cutts House, Castleroe Road, Coleraine

Facilitator : Edward Montgomery (Bob is welcome to join the group to maintain relationship continuity).

Time : Bus pick-up from Focus on Family 1pm, returning by 4pm

Copy of slide presentation for project members to be provided by Edward Montgomery.

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Venue : Linenhall Library, Belfast

Facilitator : Bob Curran

Time : Bus pick-up from Focus on Family 10am, returning by 5pm.

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Venue : Macosquin (Merchant Taylors ~ “Agents And Castles”) ; Ballykelly (Fishmongers ~ Tamlachtfinlagan Church) ; Dungiven (Skinners ~ Dungiven Castle) ; Garvagh (Ironmongers).

Itinerary : TBC by Bob Curran

Facilitator : Bob Curran

Time : Bus pick-up from FoF at 9am , returning 5.30pm

Summary information sheet for project members to be provided by Bob Curran.

        Quiz Evening : Question Time

Date : Thursday 20th June

Duration : 2 hours

Format  : “expert panel” invited to take questions from YOU! This evening is really “ everything you wanted to know about the Coleraine Plantation but were afraid to ask about… until NOW!)”

You’ll get: the opportunity to get questions of interest answered. By this stage, you’ll also be getting a really good feel of which parts of the Plantation Story interest you the most  With the “Plantation Basics” under your belt, you’ll be ready to think about our book in more detail – and some of you will be ready to go to London!

       

           London Trip ~ keep an eye on our main London page here https://1613andallthat.wordpress.com/london/

For 6 project members, there will be the opportunity to go to London for 3 days.

Date : 25th-27th June (2 nights)

Duration : 3 days

Format : range of guided tours, lecture and Q&A sessions.

Itinerary to be confirmed. Provisional  itinerary : viewing of Coleraine Charter, tour of Guildhall, visit to Lord Mayor’s mansion, visit to the Clothworker’s Livery Hall, attendance at a special evening lecture about the Plantation.

 

Venue : Focus on Family

Facilitator : Jane Talbot

Panel : Bob Curran ; John Hamilton ;

Time : 7-9pm

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All details to be confirmed. Will be a very early bus pick-up from Focus on Family on the 25th and a late return on the 27th.

Facilitators : Jane Talbot and Bob Curran

Flights, food and accommodation provided.

Additional Dates For Your Diary :

Tuesday 21st May 10-11am : photo shoot with Lord Mayor of London, Cloonavin House.

Awaiting final confirmation. Transport available from Focus on Family.

These sessions are open to all registered project members. Those who wish to be considered for the London trip should aim to participate in the full programme.

Ambassador Programme Launching Soon!

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It's Going To Be An Incredible Journey!

It’s Going To Be An Incredible Journey!

Monday 22nd April sees the launch of our project’s exciting ” Coleraine Ambassador Programme“. This inspiring 6-day programme is open to all our project members and is all about developing skills to help the project achieve its outcomes – and specifically to develop confidence and knowledge to lead local heritage trails.

Part One : Foundation Programme (4 days)

If you’re registered on the programme, during the foundation programme you’ll get to:

1.Understand yourself and others better.

2. Build and manage relationships in a skilful and sensitive way.

3. Build confidence.

4. Develop communication and presentation skills.

5. Manage your emotions effectively.

6. Build basic coaching skills that you can use to help and support others.

7. Really enjoy learning about heritage, history and life!

Training for the Foundation Programme will be on a Monday at Focus On Family, 9.30 – 4.30pm on the following dates :

Monday 22nd April

Monday 29th April

Monday 3rd June

Monday 17th June

Part 2 : Learning To Lead Heritage Tours (2 days)

To build tour-guiding skills, you will have the opportunity to:

1. Be a  “customer” on a guided tour (so you can watch another guide at work)
2. Be coached through designated tours.This segment of the training is the equivalent of a full dress-rehearsal.

This element of the  training will take place over the months of November and December , with you being ready to lead tours at the end of 2013 / beginning of 2014.

Certification

The initial 4-day programme meets the training requirements of the ABNLP (American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming) at Diploma level (4 days) and will also be accredited by the IACTM (International Association Of Coaches, Therapists and Mentors).

Upon successful completion of the initial 4-day programme, you will be eligible for the following certifications :

1.       Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)

2.       Community Coach (Foundation Level) (IACTM)

The possibility of certification as a “Coleraine Ambassador” upon successful completion of the final 2 days is currently being explored with Coleraine Borough Council. In order to be eligible for this award, you will need to have completed the full 4+2 days.

We’ll keep you posted with all learning programme news here : so keep ’em peeled!