General Collections highlights

Unbowed Unbroken

Reflecting on the Hunger Strikes.

As part of commemorations for the 25th anniversary of the Hunger Strike and the publication of ‘Hunger Strike: Reflections on the 1981 Hunger Strike’, Danny Morrison, Brendan McFarlane & Pat Sheehan reflect on one...

The Miami (Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet)

The Miami Massacre, 1975.

Some 30 years ago no showband made the headlines in the way the Miami Showband did. The documentary is based around the chilling event that took place at 2.30am, 31st July 1975, (The Miami Massacre) and contains a ...

Assembly in the Marketplace

Art exhibition held in the Cultúrlann showcasing the work of Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin, a Dublin Artist whose subjects include international issues, everyday scenes and the political history of Ireland, stretching back ...

Downpatrick Heritage Railway

Ireland's only full-size heritage railway celebrates 20 years. Entirely run by volunteers, this unique railway allows you to enjoy the beautiful countryside of County Down on board vintage passenger trains an...

Heritage Collections highlights

War Stories – The Omaha Beach Submariner

Antrim man remembers D-Day.

The D-Day assault on Omaha Beach, which cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers, was dramatised in the film Saving Private Ryan. As part of Northern Visions' Remembrance strand, Antrim war veteran Ken Smit...

Fergus O Hare (Part Two)

Irish language education

This film is subtitled. When Fergus was working in St Thomas’s school, the wife of the editor of the Andersonstown News, Áine Mac Aindreasa asked if he would teach a science class in the new Irish secondary school ...

Padraic Fiacc

The life of a poet

Poet Padraic Fiacc was born Patrick Joseph (Joe) O Connor in Belfast on Elizabeth Street in 1923. The First World War had ended and Padraic remembers that “everybody went half mad when the war was over, and my moth...

The Law Centre

The story of NI's Law Centres

The Law Centre NI was set up in the early 1970s by a dedicated group of solicitors to help those who suffered social inequalities. “It was about using the law as one aspect of a much broader campaign involving tena...