General Collections highlights

Ireland’s First Video Diary – Circus Exposé

With Margaretta D'Arcy.

The first video diary ever made in Ireland filmed by the artist, playwright and pirate radio broadcaster - Margaretta D'Arcy. Margaretta lives and works experimentally with women in the west of Ireland. She founded...

WRDA Lecture – Unionism, Nationalism & Women’s Fight for the Vote

Illustrated Talk on Unionism, nationalism and women’s fight for the vote: understanding different views through discussion and debate, held in March 2013. This event looked at Irish women’s campaign for the vote, w...

The West Awakes

Join Kabosh Theatre Company on location as they bring a collection of plays to life on the historic Falls Road in Belfast.The West Awakes, brings to life the rich history of this area of the city of Belfast. Starring ...

Interfaces 2

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 2.

Part two of a four part series looking at the Interfaces of Belfast. This episode examines how the conflict has impacted on the wave of youth violence at interfaces. Community leaders talk about the different...

Heritage Collections highlights

Henry Bell

Henry talks teaching and history

Bernard Conlan talks to Henry Bell about his teaching career and his passion for history. Born in Belfast in 1949, for the first few years of his life Henry lived in a wooden bungalow in Islandmagee in County Antri...

WRDA Lectures – Baroness May Blood

Factory floor to the House of Lords

The inaugural lecture of the Anna Eggert lecture series, organised by the WRDA.  Baroness May Blood was the speaker for the afternoon and delivered a biographical lecture entitled “From the factory floor to the House ...

Becoming Irish – Stories of an Indian Community

Stories of an Indian Community

Connections between India and Ireland have been evolving since at least the 18th century but it wasn’t until after World War Two, that people from India came to Northern Ireland in significant numbers, many of them af...

Jim Deery

Community development in North Belfast

Jim’s childhood was spent growing up on the Cregagh estate in east Belfast. His family moved to north Belfast when he was ten. “My fond memories of north Belfast are the Cavehill, I think it’s an underused tourist ...