PeacePerspectives

Young people from the North West explore the context of the Irish Peace Process

About the project

This website features a range of interviews with residents of Derry/Londonderry who have been directly involved in various elements of the northern peace process.

During the project pupils from republican areas of the city interviewed figures from the unionist community who were involved in cross community projects, the marching issue and outreach with representatives of the republican community to allow the young people to learn the views of the various strands of unionism towards the process.

In addition young people from unionist areas of the city interviewed republican ex-prisoners to hear their own view of the peace process and to share each others understanding of what the conflict was about and the solutions required to address outstanding issues.

Finally the Deputy First Minister was also interviewed and gave his own personal view of the key events of the process and how his views have been shaped as a result of his own experiences.

In all cases the young people, working with the project officer, devised the questions themselves, which is reflected in some of the footage you will view on the site. The resulting set of interviews is a unique reflection of the diverse views and opinions of people from both communities who were involved in the process and will hopefully prove to be extremely useful to those studying the process or who want to hear the increasingly positive attitude towards the peace process from people in both communities.

Funded by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister through the Towards Building a United Community Programme

The Participants

Students and participants from St Joseph's Boys' School and Tullyally Youth Club inteviewed key insiders with unique perspectives and experience of the Peace Process, including: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Brian Dougherty (St Columb's Park House), Derek Moore and Kenny McFarland (Londonderry Bands Forum), Terry Wright (former member of UUP), Marie O'Doherty and Deaglan O Mochain (former Republican Prisoners).

Contact us

Please contact us for more information on this project