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Barry is an experienced youth and community facilitator within the organisation’s Programme Delivery team. He has extensive facilitation, project development, and group work experience with a range of youth and community groups. He managed the FACE Project that worked on a regional basis with local community groups and families from the British military/services' community. Barry holds a Degree in Political Science and European History & Literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies and a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution Processes, Peace building Strategies, Facilitation & Mediation Techniques all from the University of Ulster. He has tutored part-time for Queens University’s Open Learning Programme and is also a qualified youth worker. Barry has designed Good Relations, Equality, Diversity and Development Training for Co-operation Ireland staff. He is a Community Trainer with the Volunteer Development Agency and is on the Register of Consultants with the Community Relations Council, Northern Ireland. Barry has also presented papers at a number of international conferences.
What's going on in our community
Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more