Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seniors Cross-border Excursion to Belfast

Getting the train home.

On Thursday 27th March 24 seniors from Edenmore headed north to Belfast for a Cross-cultural visit and exchange. The event was organised as part of the CDPs continuing committment to work with and support older people within the community. This excursuion provided local people with an opportunity to discover more about the social, cultural and political history of a city that has rarely been out of the news for the last 40 years.

A 2 hour bus tour took in some of the famous sites, including Queens University, The Titanic Quarter (where the fated ship was built), the infamous Falls and Shankill Roads and the new multi-million pound shopping development, the Victoria Centre. The tour ended at the Vine Centre on the Crumlin Road, a Faith-based Community Development organisation, where the travellers were treated to some traditional songs, music and stories by local man Trevor Fox, over a lunch and tea.

After a successful day it was the groups hope that they will be able to host a similar visit from their northern conuterparts in 2008.

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