Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure


Social Inclusion

DCAL supported initiatives tackle barriers to full participation in society. We reach out to and support those experiencing or at risk of isolation and alienation.

The Live and Learn Project Creative Writing Group

A project funded by Big Lottery to engage with people aged 50 and above who do not ordinarily have the opportunity to visit museums.

Observatory - Brian Boru

Supporting cross community groups to explore local history through the rhythms and cycles of the passing seasons and the motion of the planets.

Ballymagroarty Crafty Women’s Project

Supporting craft skills to boost confidence and bring together a local community to enhance participation in community festivals and events.

Communities Visit The Planetarium

Bringing children and families from the Shankill and Colin areas of West Belfast to learn together and enjoy the astronomical experience of the Armagh Planetarium.

Libraries - Reminiscence Sessions

Library staff have visited residential homes to use books, maps, newspapers and photographs to encourage group reminiscence sessions and lively social interaction between elderly residents.

Fishing with Extern

Skills-based training day and fishing competition for 100 young people from disadvantaged areas or socially excluded and marginalised backgrounds.

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