General Collections highlights

Dealing with the Past

Lives affected by the Troubles

Interviews from those whose lives were affected by the Troubles. Alan McBride Alan lost his wife and father-in-law in the Shankill bomb in October 1993, murdered by the IRA. “I’ve been hurt and damaged, I’ve...

Belvoir: A Heritage Trail

It is a wildlife site, a nature reserve, a recreational area, and hosts the only forest in a European city. There was a time when it was a private walled demesne, dominated by the local 'big house', Belvoir P...

The Happy Gordons

A once hidden Irish community.

This documentary produced in 1996 takes a unique look at an Irish community once hidden by religious and traditional prejudices. Being gay in Ireland was once a crime, now Irish laws give gay and lesbians complete ...

The Harp Bar Reunion

Stalwarts back for one night only.

Groups that once played the legendary Belfast punk venue, the Harp Bar are reunited for one night only. Bands include The Outcasts, Protex, Henry Cluney (ex-Stiff Little Fingers), Brian Young (ex-Rudi), Shock Treatmen...

Heritage Collections highlights

Joe Baker

Memories of New Lodge

Joe grew up on the New Lodge estate in north Belfast. “When we moved into it, it was a construction site, everything was brand new and spic and span. It was a lot of adventure and a lot of fun playing on the buildi...

Samuel Malcolmson

Surviving a shooting

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Samuel Malcolmson about the injuries he received during the Troubles and how his life has been affected. Samuel had joined the RUC in ...

Margaret McDevitt

Growing up on the Donegall Road

As a child Margaret lived on Ulrika Street now Ulrika Terrace on the Donegall Road with her older sister and brother. “There were no nurseries and you didn’t get to school until you were seven years old” Margar...

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...