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Corrymeela celebrates half a century

The Corrymeela organisation has made a massively positive contribution towards the cause of peace and reconciliation in Ireland over our last five turbulent decades.

Its work officially began when its now celebrated residential centre outside Ballycastle in Co Antrim, where 11,000 people spend time annually, first opened its doors half a century ago on October 30, 1965.

The Christian group will celebrate its 50th birthday tomorrow with a gala reception at Belfast City Hall when the distinguished guests will include the former Irish president Mary Robinson and the leading poet Michael Longley

All the volunteers and staff who have played a part in the continuing growth of the community of Corrymeela are entitled to take considerable pride in their achievements.

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