The Dúchas Project was formally established by the Falls Community Council in 2000 following the award of funds from the EU Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation. It was set up to record the experience of the Northern Ireland conflict in nationalist West Belfast from 1969 onwards. The aims and objectives of the Project are currently being met through the creation and preservation of an Oral History Sound Archive and Personal Photographic Archive. A dedicated programme of exhibition and events is organised annually to disseminate the work of the Project. The collection is currently being extended by Claire Hackett (BA Social Anthropology, MSc Irish Political Studies, MSc Women's Studies), the Project Co-ordinator, and Mairead Gilmartin (BA Modern History, MA Irish Studies), Senior Researcher.