“People’s voices must be heard” commented Belfast City’s Lord Mayor Mairtín Ó Muilleoir when launching an exciting new bi-lingual TV and Radio documentary project last Friday at City Hall, Belfast.
Glórtha Aduaidh (Northern Voices) is a two year project supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Pobal Consortium. The project will document previously unheard voices and stories about the conflict in Northern Ireland.
The Glórtha Aduaidh project will document, through the medium of TV and Radio, the issues faced by ordinary people on all sides of the sectarian divide during the Troubles in the North of Ireland. These programmes will tell for the first time the stories of ordinary people who suffered throughout the Troubles. The project will document participants from both sides of the border. “We are now anxious to hear from ordinary people whose stories were never heard before” said Sonia Nic Giolla Easbuig of Ligid TV Productions who with lead partners WESTBIC have designed and developed the original concept and are now delivering the project to run until the end of 2014.