General Collection highlights

Suitcase Stories

Arts project by ArtsEkta which invited members of the local Indian community to tell their story in the form of unique suitcases, which they designed though a series of workshops. "The climate was different, the fo...

Bhí Mé Ann! Portráid de Eddie Keenan (1921-2009) I was there! A Portrait of Eddie Keenan (1921-2009)

Cuntas ar Eddie Keenan, fear clúiteach i measc pobal na Gaeilge. Insíonn sé scéalta faoina shaol agus na rudaí atá déanta aige. Portráid den phoblachtánach Eddie Keenan (Éamonn Ó Cianáin), fear clúiteach i measc phob...

Drumnaglough Flute Band

Members of the Drumnaglough Flute Band, which is based near Cookstown, talk of history and the importance of marching bands Includes a contribution from former Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Nelson McCausl...

Ag labhairt le Alex Hijmans

Labhraíonn Katie McGreal leis an scríbhneoir Ísiltíreach Alex Hijmans faoin leabhar is déanaí leis, Gonta. Pléann siad obair iriseoireachta Alex le TG4, Foinse agus, anois, le háisíneacht nuachta san Ísiltír. Is comhf...

Heritage Collections highlights

Mark Ervine

Talking to the mural artist

Mark’s childhood was spent growing up in the Woodstock and Ravenhill areas of east Belfast, a socially deprived area of the city, a loyalist community and one where as Mark explains  ‘There was a great sense of commun...

Betty Carlisle

Shankill Women’s Centre Manager

As the youngest of five children, Betty recalls fond memories of the Woodvale area of the Shankill in west Belfast as she was growing up. “It was a very community spirited area, I spent lots of time playing and felt a...

The Edge of the World – Turf Lodge

Turf Lodge

In the shadow of Belfast’s Black Mountain lies the Turf Lodge housing estate, which for most of its 50 year history has been the scene of much poverty and social unrest. Originally, the estate was built to house peopl...

The Secret’s Out

The emergence of gay rights in NI

“I suppose I knew I was gay or that something was up so to speak, I was about 14-15 and fought against it for a while. I just knew it was wrong even though I read about it and tried to learn about it. I did tell my mo...