General Collections highlights

The Fallen Arches

The Newtownards Road.

The Newtownards Road has been well-known in the past, for such icons as Inglis's Bakery, the Sirocco Works and Irvine's shoe shop. Norman Kennedy and Jim Patton, of the East Belfast Historical Society, recall the s...

Tar Anall

Conway Mill Drop In Centre

The 50+ Group was established several years ago by a group of Republican women in Tar Anall, a Drop In Centre for Republican prisoners and their families based in Conway Mill, west Belfast. “After the peace came, a...

Injured

Lived experiences from the Troubles.

The Wave Trauma Centre, with financial assistance provided by the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, commissioned a study and documentary in order to gain a better understanding of the lived experiences of ...

Fergus O Hare

Talking to the civil rights campaigner

Part One of an extended interview. This personal story is subtitled. The movement for civil rights across the world in the late 1960s acted as a catalyst for Fergus whilst at University College Dublin to think more...

Heritage Collections highlights

Tura Arutura

Talking with the founder of Artfrique

Tura grew up in Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe during the pre-war period. He recalls it as being a “very colourful beautiful country. Very warm, very hot, it also reflects the nature of the people as well. They wear their he...

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...

Mark Ervine

Talking to the mural artist

Mark’s childhood was spent growing up in the Woodstock and Ravenhill areas of east Belfast, a socially deprived area of the city, a loyalist community and one where as Mark explains  ‘There was a great sense of commun...

A Century Later: Robin Charley

A long journey by boat to a foreign land begins one man's experiences of a bloody war. “The freedom of the whole world might have been changed”