Genuine healing cannot occur without an acknowledgment of the event or action, which caused the wound. This allows the grieving process to begin and a personal and community healing to occur.

The discourse of recent years has sought to exclude an acknowledgment of many individuals experiences of the conflict, especially those affected by the actions of the State and State sponsored forces.

Throughout the past five years Cúnamh has co-ordinated many initiatives aimed at collating past experiences, exploring the impact of these experiences, and transforming the knowledge gained into positive learning opportunities for the future.