General Collection highlights

College Green House

Built in 1870, it was a private house, complete with coach house and stables until 1930 when it was converted into flats and the outbuildings became commercial. Filming was completed as Hearth Revolving Fund restor...

Children of the Fallout

The work of a local cross community charity Children of the Fallout in Belarus. Captured over a number of years we share their experiences as they bring aid, build public facilities, provide retreats for the ...

Inside Long Kesh

Life inside the prison.

The Maze Prison became the scene for symbolic protests, hunger strikes and a dramatic escape in 1983, which led to it attaining a special status and focal point of the conflict in Northern Ireland, for those on both s...

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...

Heritage Collections highlights

John Gray

Talking to the Linen Hall librarian

Bernard Conlon talks to John Gray about his work as a social historian, an activist in the civil rights movement, and former Librarian of the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. John’s parents left England for Northern ...

Denis O Hearn

Social and economic justice

Denis’s scholarly interests are in social movements, the sociology of economic change, industrialisation and transnational corporations. Denis was brought up in the middle of the New Mexico desert and remembers a c...

Falls Women’s Centre

Stories from Falls Road women

Personal stories from women who established a women's centre on the Falls Road in Belfast and sought to provide a space for women to feel safe and to gain advice on childbirth, abortion, marital problems, social secur...

War Stories – The Death Railway Survivor

The Far East in WW2.

During WW2, Mossley man Jim McCall was a Royal Navy wireless telegraphist who served aboard HMS Prince of Wales during its legendary engagement with the German battleship Bismarck. Attacked by Japanese torpedo plan...