Larne Museum – A space was made available in the museum for reflection and a book to record individual’s contributions, such as memories and hopes for the future, was provided.
Corrymeela – The Linen Memorial installation was open to the public to view in the Croí Building, Corrymeela, Ballycastle.
Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Donegal – Quiet garden overlooking the border and a space for reflection was available.
Fermanagh Churches Forum – A quiet space for private reflection was available in the Clinton Peace Centre, Enniskillen.
Columba Community – The Columba Community Oratory was available in Queen Street in Derry/Londonderry city centre for quiet reflection from 9:30am to 7:30pm.
IOSAS Centre – The Garden and Oratory at IOSAS Centre was available for quiet reflection at Lenamore Road, Derryvane, Muff, Co Donegal from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Cornerstone Community – The Cornerstone Community House in West Belfast was open for quiet reflection between 10am and 12 noon and again between 7pm and 9pm.
Hamilton Road Methodist Church, Bangor – The Hamilton Road Methodist Church in Bangor was open for quiet reflection from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Iontas Centre, Castleblayney – Iontas Centre, Castleblayney had cards available for people to record their thoughts, comments and memories on. The cards will then be added to a collective art piece to form a gorse/whin bush. Groups, organisations and individuals are all welcome to contribute. Contact Teresa McCabe at Iontas for more details.
Lisburn City Council – Lisburn City Council had a room available for quiet reflection in the Lagan Valley Island Conference Centre between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
Omagh Community Arts – Omagh Community Arts organised a labyrinth walk at the Tara Centre, Omagh from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome to participate.
Oakgrove Integrated College, Derry/Londonderry – Oakgrove Integrated College dedicated their Peace Garden to mark the Day of Reflection.
Botolph’s-without-Bishopsgate – St. Botolph’s-without-Bishopsgate, beside Liverpool St Station (London), was open for silent reflection and prayer between 8am and 6pm.
Corpus Christi Youth Centre – Corpus Christi Youth Centre held an event that celebrated the Summer Solstice and held a “minutes silence”. They also had a session of reflection that enabled the young people to acknowledge the hurt and pain suffered by everyone and to openly discuss the future. The young people made a poster of statements of their suggestions about preventing it from ever happening again.
City Church, Belfast – City Church, Belfast invited you to join them for the Day of Reflection from 6 to 9 pm. They used puppets as a tool to help reflection. There was space for everyone to contribute and share in the reflection.
WAVE – A remembrance event for the families of the Disappeared and those whose bodies have been recovered was held on Thursday, 21 June 2007.
WAVE Centre, Belfast – WAVE, Belfast had a tree planting event for all those who died in the ‘Troubles’ at WAVE House, Belfast at 2pm on Thursday 21 June. The event was facilitated by Fr Aidan Troy and Rev Norman Hamilton.
WAVE Centre, Armagh – WAVE Trauma Centre, Dobbin Street, Armagh set aside a special room for private reflection from 10am to 12noon for people from the area. Those who drop-in were invited to record their thoughts and hopes for the future in a book of reflection which was available on the day. A short walk around the sensory gardens in the Palace Demesne was also facilitated.
Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast – On the morning of Thursday 21 June, from 10:00am, the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) on Antrim Road, Belfast made its garden and a quiet room available as spaces for private reflection. Resources for reflection were available and there was tea and coffee throughout the morning. In the afternoon there was a walk up Cave Hill left from ISE at 2:00pm.
Joymount Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus – Joymount Presbyterian Church was open for quiet reflection on Thursday, 21 June from 8:00am – 1:00pm and from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. There were specific prayer times led by members of staff from 11:45am – 12:15pm and again between 8:30pm and 9:00pm.
Peace Factory, Dungannon – Peace Factory offered a space at its premises at 32a Coalisland Road, Dungannon where reflection took place on the hurt and loss of the conflict. There was also an opportunity for people to hear about the work the Peace Factory is involved in. The building was open 10:00am to 4:00pm and in the evening by request.
Old Library Trust, Healthy Living Centre – The Old Library Trust in Creggan set aside a room in Lis Linn Healthy Living Centre for people to use for private reflection.
Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh, Belfast – Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church was open for quiet reflection and prayer on Thursday 21 June from 12 noon – 2:00pm and again from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
Restoration Ministries – An interdenominational service was held at Restoration House, 4 Thornhill Road, Dunmurry at 8.00pm, entitled ‘A New Beginning’. This was a time to remember the past, celebrate the present and pray for the future.
The Junction, Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry – From 10am – 4pm, The Junction was open as a space for reflection. All were welcome to drop in throughout the day for a moment of quiet, of stillness.
Priory Integrated College – Priory Integrated College held an afternoon of reflection, where the students brought in photos of positive events that have happened to them and they presented/recorded them in a creative manner. As an integrated school they were trying to look at the positive events and move forward from there. Through learning to share together, understand each other better we can develop meaningful relationships.
Barnardos – Barnardos made a room available for their staff for quiet reflection and also provided opportunities for their staff to engage in reflection through art and music.
Eastern Health and Social Services Board – The Eastern Health and Social Services Board marked the Day of Reflection with a minute’s silence. They invited all staff to pause for a short time in the busy working day to reflect on all hurts, bereavement and injury arising from the “Troubles” and to commit themselves to a different future.
Victims and Survivors Trust – Victims and Survivors Trust members gathered together, opening with poem “Words of Comfort”. Its okay to laugh, remembering the good times, and the happiness we once shared. “Story Telling”, remembering all who were affected by the conflict, through silence and meditation, followed by lunch and a bit of craic.
Irish School of Ecumenics, Dublin – The Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin had a room available for staff and students for quiet reflection from 12 noon to 2:30pm.
Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation – St Ethelburga’s (Bishopsgate, London) was open for the Day of Reflection from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church – Hillsborough Presbyterian Church was open for quiet reflection from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Healing Through Remembering – Healing Through Remembering had a space available for quiet reflection in their office from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Light refreshments were available. All were welcome.
Aisling Centre, Enniskillen – The Aisling Centre, Enniskillen marked the Day of Reflection on the 21st June by providing a candle lit space for reflection with the opportunity for personal expression using creative writing and art materials. Jackie Stretch was the appointed member of the Counselling team who supports people who have experienced Trauma related to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. She was available all day offering staff support and responded to members of the local community who sought support or information on the day. Outside of this time people could refer themselves to the service by ringing the centre reception staff directly between 9.00am to 5.00pm daily (mon – fri) and requesting a referral form.
Saver Naver – Saver Naver’s peace garden in Markethill was open for private reflection on Thursday, 21 June from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Portstewart Presbyterian Church – Portstewart Presbyterian Church’s Centenary Room was available for private reflection from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.