General Collections highlights

Robert Ballagh: Talent in Solidarity

Interviewed on a visit to Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast in March 2013 to launch his exhibition and fund raiser, Robert Ballagh has generously given his artistic commitment to a range of causes, both politicall...

Bel Canto, School of Singing

The Bel Canto School of Singing is one of the first specialist singing school of its kind in Northern Ireland. Aimed at young, emerging singers who wish to formalise their learning through graded singing exams, the...

Bank Square Regeneration

Bank Square is bounded by St. Mary's Chapel built in 1784, Kelly’s Cellars, the oldest pub in Belfast and meeting place of the United Irishmen 1791, the award winning Mourne Seafood Bar and Berry Street Presbyterian C...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – Regeneration in Shared Spaces

South Belfast communities. Pt. 4.

The fourth programme in the Sharing Space series explores the issue of redeveloping areas to ensure an inclusive community. It considers how difficult the process of sharing and the renegotiation of public sp...

Heritage Collections highlights

Jonny Tiernan

A life in music

Jonny remembers his time spent at school as a turbulent experience. He was taken out of one school as he felt he was being victimised and at 16 Jonny left school and enrolled in a course called Quest. It meant he coul...

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...

Hazel McCready

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Hazel McCready, a former part time police officer who was injured whilst driving to work. Mother of one, Hazel McCready was a teacher ...

A Century Later: Ian Ross

A man fighting the Japanese in World War Two loses contact with home. “I slowly lost touch with all my family, I was away for six and a half years”