A challenging look at rural life and diversity
Where else but CultureNorthernIreland could you immerse yourself in memories of hiring fairs and the days before tractors, go on a Hare Krishna Island retreat, learn why Belfast is in fact a rural city, and discover the brave new world of modern farming, all in the space of a few mouse-clicks?
These are just a few of the perspectives featured in our exciting Rural Showcase, which reflects the richness and diversity of rural life and heritage in NI as never before.
Articles written by people on the ground, living and breathing the rural experience, are accompanied with colourful photoessays and short films.
The Rural Showcase was funded by the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, through the Rural Development Council, with the intention of presenting rural Northern Ireland on a hi-tech platform and giving rural locations parity with metropolitan centres.
More than a hundred contributors have taken part in this unique project, including Rathlin Co-operative Society, Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network, Regeneration of South Armagh network and the Glens of Antrim Historical Society. To enjoy their work please browse the regional links below :