Crossing the peaceline in Northern Ireland

A group of Irish teenagers from the Central Pennsylvania Ulster Project, are spending part of their time in Centre County, working on a service project for the Arboretum Woodland Restoration Corps, which is clearing a 40-acre tract of invasive species. The Ulster Project has a goal of promoting reconciliation between Northern Irish Catholics and Protestants by fostering tolerance, understanding and friendship among teenage future leaders. (© Penn State)

Maggie Ayre goes to Belfast, Northern Ireland to examine the work of the Dutch-based “Help Northern Ireland Foundation”, an organisation dedicated to promoting friendship and understanding between young Catholics and Protestants in this troubled part of the world. The Foundation takes Protestant and Catholic youth and gives them three weeks of holiday…together…in the Netherlands.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Broadcast: November 1996