General Collections highlights

Kick Out The Jams – And So I Watch You From Afar

Early interview and acoustic session.

An early interview and acoustic session with 'And So I Watch You From Afar'. And So I Watch You From Afar are a four-piece rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band consists of Rory Friers and Niall Ken...

A Century Later: Vince Creelan

The murder of a colleague forces a Police Sergeant to confront the attitudes of the police to the gay community in Belfast. “That led to me eventually deciding that the only way we could effect change within the po...

A Century Later: Victims & Survivors in Northern Ireland – A Living History

How do we remember and how should Northern Ireland remember its recent past.? With an estimated 40,000-50,000 people injured during the Troubles and 3,700 killed, Northern Irish society still cannot find consensus ...

A Century Later: Sean McKernan

Over thirty years of photography from a man determined to keep the history of the city he loves alive. “I’ve been a photographer for most of my life, I always pick up a camera, I feel naked if I go out without a ca...

Heritage Collections highlights

Helen Crickard

Redefining women’s roles in society

Helen grew up in a family of ten, five boys and five girls in Carrickfergus. “My early childhood in Carrickfergus was great, coming from a big family there was always something going on, we lived in a nice housing ...

Joseph Ricketts

To Belfast from Jamaica

Born and raised in Jamaica, Joseph’s father was a contractor who believed his sons should be responsible for their own land and be able to manage work on a farm. When they came of age, Joseph and his three brothers ha...

Ná hAbair é, Déan é

Irish Language in Belfast

This film is subtitled. Labhraíonn Séamus Mac Seáin, Seán Mac Seáin, Bríghid Mhic Sheáin agus Máire Mhic Sheáin faoina dtaithí ag fás aníos i mBéal Feirste, ag dul isteach i ngluaiseacht na Gaeilge, ag bunú Ghaelta...

War Stories – The Despatch Rider & The Wren

Memories of WW2.

Interview with husband and wife John and Margaret Gordon. During WW2, John served first in an anti-aircraft artillery role, then as a despatch rider. A veteran of the Dunkirk evacuation, this modest ex-soldier was ...