General Collections highlights

Pensioners Parliament

"Well you see the trouble about growing older is you don't think you are any older. A friend of mine said you don't think you're old until you look in the mirror. The answer is not to look in the mirror!" Patric...

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.

Getting to Know You: Natty Wailer

In a very special edition of this programme series, Julius interviews Rasta Natty Wailer, Reggae Ambassador to Northern Ireland, Ireland and the whole wide world. Member of the Legendary Bob Marley and the Wai...

JB Vallely

Art in Armagh

JB Vallely was born in Armagh in 1941 and apart from a couple of years at the Belfast Art College and Edinburgh, has lived all his life in the city. He was always determined to express himself through painting. “Wh...

Heritage Collections highlights

Kate O Hanlon

Nursing at the RVH

The eldest of five children, Kate O Hanlon was born in the Markets area of Belfast in 1930. Her father worked in the Market, “That was a fruit market, where the Waterfront is today, that was all fish markets and the b...

Anne McVicker

Women's Tec in Northern Ireland

Anne was born into a large family, being one of 9 children born in South Belfast. Anne spent most of her childhood growing up in the Cliftonville area in north Belfast. During her youth Anne recalls a lack of youth pr...

WRDA Lecture Series – Dr. Avila Kilmurray

Talking about Madge Davison

Dr Avila Kilmurray from the Community Foundation NI spoke about Madge Davison who was a civil rights organiser for the N.I. Civil Rights Association and barrister from north Belfast. Madge was born on 13 June 1949 ...

Linda Bunting

Dealing with trauma

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Linda Bunting about her husband Alex Bunting. Alex was injured in an explosion. Linda talks about the hardships she and her family have h...