General Collections highlights

McGurk’s Bar Bombing – Loss of Innocence

Discussing the 1971 bombing.

Relatives of those who were killed and injured in the McGurk's Bar bombing talk of that night and its aftermath. On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), exploded a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Nor...

Cuideachta ó Thuaidh le John Spillane

Agallamh beomhar leis an ceoltóir ó Chorcaigh John Spillane. Chán sé "An bhfaca tú mo sheamasín" i stuideo NvTv. Lively Interview with Cork musician John Spillane. He also sings "An bhfaca tu mo sheamasin" in NvTv ...

Noam Chomsky: Creating a New World Order (Part 2)

The political historian from 1993.

Everything you ever wanted to know about American Foreign Policy...but were too terrorised to ask! Noam Chomsky is the outspoken critic of American foreign policy. In May 1993, Noam Chomsky was invited to Belfast t...

Ballymurphy – The People’s Co-ops

The story of Ballymurphy Enterprises

Like many cities in Britain, Belfast suffered industrial decline in the 1960s.  High unemployment rates were the norm for many of the housing estates in west Belfast. “Official statistics in Ballymurphy had 37% of ...

Heritage Collections highlights

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...

The Law Centre

The story of NI's Law Centres

The Law Centre NI was set up in the early 1970s by a dedicated group of solicitors to help those who suffered social inequalities. “It was about using the law as one aspect of a much broader campaign involving tena...

HMS Caroline

A tour with Commander Martin Quinn.

A tour of the ship with Commander Martin Quinn and reflections on its history by those who served on her. HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy.  Caroline was launched and commiss...

May Blood

Talking with Baroness Blood

May was born during World War Two and grew up in Roden Street, a mixed area of Belfast with her mother and sister. He family was separated due to the evacuations during the war. “For the first six years of my life I t...