16 February 2024 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Monaghan Town on Friday afternoon to officiate the launch of the Project Children Partnership with Monaghan County Council. Project Children’s complete archive will be housed in Monaghan County Museum in the soon-to-open Peace Campus, the event took place in the Hillgrove Hotel. The Taoiseach had a unique insight into the project, as he visited Washington through a Project Children spin-off internship programme in 2002. Project Children Co-founder Denis Mulcahy, expressed his pride in the Taoiseach during the event. Project Children was founded in 1975 in New York by Cork brothers Denis and Pat Mulcahy, who wanted to show children that there was more to life than the violence they were exposed to during The Troubles. Liam Bradley, Curator of Monaghan County Museum, acted as Master of Ceremonies.

He began by expressing his delight that Monaghan Peace Campus, incorporating Monaghan County Museum under the auspices of Monaghan County Council had been selected to be the home of the archive of Project Children. “Over the last few days, I have gotten to know Denis Mulcahy, his family and the many representatives of Project Children and I am overwhelmed by the strength of character and spirit that it has taken to do what they have done and change so many lives,” the curator commented. The panel of speakers were introduced in the order that they spoke: Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council David Maxwell, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister Heather Humphreys, Chief Executive of Monaghan County Council Robert Burns and Chairman and Co-founder of Project…

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