Diversity & Good Relations

Clanrye Group is delighted to have received PEACE IV funding for an additional two Projects in 2019 delivering Diversity and Good Relations qualifications in both Newry and Downpatrick. The first projects were launched in 2018 with a fantastic study trip to Krakow, Poland. 

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This Project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Dara O’Hagan, Clanrye Group stated, “We have had an incredible amount of interest in response to the project, highlighting the local demand for increasing cultural awareness and respecting diversity. I would like to thank PEACE IV and those who have enrolled in committing to a better understanding of both Diversity and Good Relations across the communities in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Area.”

Clanrye Group embrace the fact that the local areas are becoming increasingly diverse,  encompassing many different cultures, races and ethnicities and feel strongly that this project can benefit many individuals and groups and indeed the wider community.  

Declan Murphy, Chair of the PEACE IV Partnership in Newry, Mourne and Down has said “We are delighted to have Clanrye Group providing the public with accredited Diversity and Good Relations courses. Newry, Mourne and Down has the delight of welcoming people from various different cultures and backgrounds and it is fantastic that we can learn with and from each other.”


Match-funding for this project has been provided by The Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Diversity and Good Relations explored Diversity within Society and Prejudice and Discrimination. It ran for 9 weeks, allowing for an amazing opportunity for a study trip to Krakow in Poland in November 2019. The qualifications were designed to provide learners with an understanding of the importance of diversity and good relations, helping each person to become more aware of diverse groups and the importance of respect within them. Learners now have a better understanding of what is meant by prejudice and discrimination and recognise the value of equal opportunities legislation.  

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