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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...

Denis O Hearn

Social and economic justice

Denis’s scholarly interests are in social movements, the sociology of economic change, industrialisation and transnational corporations. Denis was brought up in the middle of the New Mexico desert and remembers a c...

Diwali and Samhain 2009

Northern Visions went along to the Diwali and Samhain festival, which was held at Belfast City Hall. The event, organised by ArtsEkta and McCracken House, was a celebration of the similarities in Irish and Indian c...

Downpatrick Heritage Railway

Ireland's only full-size heritage railway celebrates 20 years. Entirely run by volunteers, this unique railway allows you to enjoy the beautiful countryside of County Down on board vintage passenger trains an...

Drumnaglough Flute Band

Members of the Drumnaglough Flute Band, which is based near Cookstown, talk of history and the importance of marching bands Includes a contribution from former Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Nelson McCausl...

Duke Special – 5 nights at the Belfast Empire

Highlights from 2007’s Empire shows.

Featuring highlights from 2007’s extraordinary 5 nights at the Empire in Belfast. Northern Visions' cameras were given unlimited access to the gigs and the film includes a mix of live songs, backstage footage, intervi...

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part One

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.1.

First in a trilogy which examines the historic industrial past of east Belfast. Historian, Charles Ludlow discusses the beginnings of the area, former shipyard workers, Inglis Biscuit and Ropeworks employees, discu...

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part Three

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.3.

The last of the trilogy on east Belfast explore the future regeneration project for east Belfast and the potential benefits for the local community.

East Belfast: Past, Present and Future – Part Two

The industrial past of E. Belfast. Pt.2.

Second programme in the trilogy examines present day east Belfast and the lack of opportunities for young people, which leads some to recreational rioting, drugs, drink, referral through the youth justice system or in...

Eileen Bell

Politics, community work and peace activism

Eileen has worked extensively in Northern Ireland politics, community work and peace activism. “I was brought up to believe that everybody was the same, that there were no differences…”    Born in Dromara at the en...

Falls Women’s Centre

Stories from Falls Road women

Personal stories from women who established a women's centre on the Falls Road in Belfast and sought to provide a space for women to feel safe and to gain advice on childbirth, abortion, marital problems, social secur...

Father Desmond Wilson

Community development in W. Belfast

Father Wilson grew up in the mixed community Ormeau Road area in south Belfast. “Belfast, to us, was an amazing place. When I was growing up I was very fortunate, I was able to go to Saint Malachys Grammar School a...

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