General Collection highlights

Shared Lives in Ballyclare

As part of a cross community initiative, older people from Ballyclare came together at the Town Hall to reminisce about their lives and times gone by and comment on how the world has changed around them. Stories ar...

A Century Later: John MacVicar

The murders of three young soldiers in Belfast in 1971 would influence military legislation in other areas of conflict throughout the world. One community in Belfast was determined these three young men were never for...

Bhí Mé Ann! Portráid de Eddie Keenan (1921-2009) I was there! A Portrait of Eddie Keenan (1921-2009)

Cuntas ar Eddie Keenan, fear clúiteach i measc pobal na Gaeilge. Insíonn sé scéalta faoina shaol agus na rudaí atá déanta aige. Portráid den phoblachtánach Eddie Keenan (Éamonn Ó Cianáin), fear clúiteach i measc phob...

Mark Revels ‘Protect-Infect’

An ambitious project which brings to light the struggles and joys of life in the 21st century. “The circle of life is both beautiful and bittersweet in its uncompromising persistence to evolve.” Mark Revels. Nor...

Heritage Collections highlights

Surviving the Holocaust

Surviving Auschwitz.

A conversation with Dr. Hajo G. Meyer, a German Dutch physicist. Born in 1924 in Bielefeld, Germany, he fled to the Netherlands, alone in 1938. In 1944, after a year in the underground, he was caught and subsequently ...

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 ...

The Shankill Blitz Memorial

Remembers the Belfast Blitz.

The Shankill remembers the victims of the Belfast Blitz which took place on the 15th-16th April 1941. Sam Coulter and Bobby Foster decided to erect a permanent memorial to the victims, with support  from the local com...

Helen Crickard

Redefining women’s roles in society

Helen grew up in a family of ten, five boys and five girls in Carrickfergus. “My early childhood in Carrickfergus was great, coming from a big family there was always something going on, we lived in a nice housing ...