Capturing Craigavon


Project Summary
‘Capturing Craigavon’ is a community-based project that aims to explore and document the history of the New Town of Craigavon, charting the events, stories and implications of its founding, from its conception in the 1960s, through the decline of the 1980s and 90s and on to the renewal of the 2000s up to the present day.

This project has been conceived by the community and developed with the support of Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council). It involves local people in researching, documenting, archiving and developing new ways to share the story with the wider public.

It has a strong focus on oral history, and involves training residents in oral history techniques to continue growing the town’s archive of stories, which are housed on