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The Templegrove Action Research Limited operated from 1994 to 1996
there are links below to the various publications produced by this project
those involved in the project went on to form the
Institute for Conflict Research {external_link} (2001-present)

Templegrove Action Research Limited - Introduction

Templegrove Action Research Limited was established in December 1993 with the aim of researching and documenting aspects of sectarian division in the North West area of Northern Ireland. In September 1994, a two-year investigation into segregation and enclave communities in Derry Londonderry which was funded by the Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU), The Joseph Rowntree Trust, the Ireland Fund, and the Londonderry Initiative. The aim of the project was to investigate aspects of the shifting population balance between Protestants and Catholics in Derry Londonderry. As part of the investigation, research was conducted in two enclave areas, Gobnascale (Catholic) and The Fountain (Protestant) in which some of the central questions were directed at, uncovering the reasons why some people remain living in certain areas, whilst others move out; establishing the quality of life for those who remain; and also how people perceive themselves on the majority-minority axis.

As part of its brief, Templegrove Action Research Limited was committed to make policy recommendations on any aspect of public policy related to sectarian division. By the end of the project in 1996, Templegrove has made submissions to the Divisional Planning Office on aspects of area planning and sectarian division, and to the Police Authority for Northern Ireland on policing and sectarian division. The project had also published a number of other reports. The text from all of these documents is available from the links below.

Publications of the Templegrove Action Research Limited

Please note: The links in the following list are to web pages containing just the text of the named documents. The pages do not currently include diagrams or photographs. These are to be added at a later date.

 

Collins, Pauline., Moore, Ruth., and Smyth, Marie. (1996) Life in Two Enclave Areas in Northern Ireland: A Field Survey in Derry Londonderry after the Ceasefires, (May 1996). Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. ISBN 1 9000 222 111

Smyth, Marie. (1995) Sectarian Division and Area Planning: a commentary on "The Derry Area Plan 2011: Preliminary Proposals.", Submission to The Divisional Planning Officer Town and Country Planning Service Department of The Environment for Northern Ireland by Templegrove Action Research Limited, (May 1995). Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. ISBN 1 900071 00 2 [Full Document]

Duggan, Dave., Collins, Pauline., Moore, Ruth., and Smyth, Marie. (1996) A Report of a Public Hearing on the Experiences of Minorities in Derry Londonderry. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. ISBN 1 900071 00 3 [Full Document]
Public hearing in The Minor Hall, The Guildhall, February 21, 1996. Facilitator and Organiser, Dave Duggan in collaboration with Ruth Moore and Pauline Collins. Project Director and final editor Marie Smyth.

Two Policy Papers:

  • Moore, Ruth. (1995) Policing And Sectarian Division In Derry Londonderry, (Prepared for public consultations with The Police Authority for Northern Ireland). Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. [Full Document]
  • Smyth, Marie. (1996) Urban Regeneration and Sectarian Division, (Prepared for public consultations with The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland). Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. [Full Document]
    ISBN 1 900071 00 5

    Three conference papers on 'Aspects of Sectarian Division':

  • Smyth, Marie., and Moore, Ruth. (1995) Researching Sectarianism, Presented at The Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland; Clonmel, 13 May 1995. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. [Full Document]
  • Smyth, Marie. (1995) Borders within borders: material and ideological aspects of segregation, Presented at The Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control; Crossmaglen, September 1995. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. [Full Document]
  • Smyth, Marie. (1995) Limitations on the Capacity for Citizenship in Post Cease-fires Northern Ireland, Presented at The Inaugural Meeting of the European Observatory on Citizenship; University College, Cork, November 1995. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited. [Full Document]
    ISBN 1 9000 7104 5

    Moore, Ruth., Collins, Pauline., and Smyth, Marie. (1996) A Report of a Series of Public Discussions on Aspects of Sectarian Division in Derry Londonderry. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited.
    Discussions held in the period December 1994 - June 1995. Meetings organised by Ruth Moore in collaboration with Marie Smyth and Pauline Collins. Draft report compiled by Ruth Moore. Final editor and project director Marie Smyth. ISBN 1 90007 1004 [Full Document]

    Moore, Ruth., and Smyth, Marie. (1996) Hemmed in and hacking it: Life in two enclaves in Northern Ireland - Words and images from The Fountain and Gobnascale. Derry Londonderry: Templegrove Action Research Limited.
    Transcript editing by Ruth Moore, final editing by Marie Smyth. ISBN 0 946451 33 8



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