McAnulty and Peter McKee are members of the team that produced "Borderlines;
personal stories and experiences from the border counties." The Borderlines
book is part of a wider project that has also produced a photographic exhibition
and an oral archive; it is a Gallery of Photography project in collaboration
with Dara Training and Consultancy.
Borderlines is a book - it charts the personal narratives of 100 people from all walks of life and political persuasion; these narratives are rich, humorous and colourful, but also sad and heart breaking. The purpose of the project was to provide a mechanism that would allow people affected by the border to speak out in order to promote personal and societal healing, using story and image.
Exile is something that features in many of these stories- not only the actual physical exile of having to leave your home, both in these recent conflict years and in the early days of partition, but also the psychological exile when your security and sense of belonging is threatened.
Borderlines has been hailed as a poignant, relevant and enlightening book and in presenting the project and in launching the book today, Peter and Mary will draw upon their experiences of working both here and in other societies seeking to address the legacy of conflict, aspects of which have resonance with the experiences
Borderlines is supported by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, administered by the Cross Border Consortium and managed by Co-operation Ireland.