General Collections highlights

Dealing with the Past

Lives affected by the Troubles

Interviews from those whose lives were affected by the Troubles. Alan McBride Alan lost his wife and father-in-law in the Shankill bomb in October 1993, murdered by the IRA. “I’ve been hurt and damaged, I’ve...

Machnamh – Saol Bheirt Íosánach

Labhraíonn beirt Íosánach faoina saol agus an obair a rinne siad ónar imigh siad isteach in Ord na nÍosánach. Labhraíonn Alan McGuckian faoi mhúinteoireacht agus faoin tréimhse a chaith sé i gCeanada agus sna hO...

Rose Petals on the Path

In the 1940s and 50s it is estimated that there were a staggering 300,000 bicycles on the roads of Northern Ireland. As a sporting machine they produced athletes who perform feats of endurance, breaking records and st...

The Great Cave Hill Right of Way Case – In Conversation with John Gray

Conversation with John Gray, author of a pamphlet that recalls the Cave Hill Right of Way legal case 150 years ago.

Heritage Collections highlights

Mo McDevitt

A life in art

Mo was born on the Donegall Road in Matilda Street and moved to Ashley Avenue on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast when she was 5 years old. “It was not the Golden Mile, but it was an area of warm people, again the...

Annie Armstrong

Tales from lower Springfield

Annie grew up in the lower Springfield area of west Belfast, a working class area of factories and mills, one of which was James Mackie & Sons or Mackies as they were known locally, a textile machinery and enginee...

Our Generation: Colonel Robin Charley

Colonel Robin Charley talks about his experiences fighting in the Korean War. “The freedom of the whole world might have been changed if we hadn’t stood up against the communists” Colonel Robin Charley

A Century Later: Albert Haslett

A boy on the Shankill Road experiences the horrors of the Belfast Blitz, a night that would live in his memories forever. “As I grew up and grew older I thought it would eventually go out of my mind, but it w...