Cross Border Exchange Programme


Approximately €1.7m worth of funding has been secured by Leitrim County Council as Lead Partner on behalf of the County Leitrim Peace IV Partnership.

The Cross Border Exchange Programme relates to the Children & Young People theme. The aim of this project is to enhance the capacity of children and young people to form positive and effective relationships with others of a different background and make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society. This project seeks to develop relationships between young people, aged 15 to 18 years, from cross-community/cross-border backgrounds in Leitrim and a location in Northern Ireland and will include a minimum of two cross-border exchanges between the groups.

This programme was advertised on eTenders and the ETB/Music Generation Leitrim were the successful tenderer with their ‘Ukes 4 Youth’ submission.  The proposal will link young people in Carrigallen with young people in Enniskillen where they will engage in a number of workshops playing the ukulele as well as some voice and light percussion. The ukulele was selected as it is relatively a simple instrument to learn and is very popular at the moment with ukulele bands or orchestras playing events such as Electric Picnic and the Derry Guitar Festival. The project will culminate with a recording session in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton and over 2 weekends the two groups will perform at public concerts in the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen and the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen.

The programme will be managed by Therese McCartin , Music Generation Co-Ordinator , MSLETB.

For more information on activities and events around this project contact Therese McCartin  on

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Match-funding for this element of the PEACE IV Programme has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in Ireland. 

The European Union’s PEACE IV Programme is managed by the Special EU programmes Body (SEUPB)

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union