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John McNally

1952 Olympics boxer from the Loney

John was born in the Pound Loney, West Belfast in 1932.  He remembers a close, friendly community: “The people were great, they all looked after each other, there were no locks on doors, people just walked in and out,...

Conway Mill Workers

Memories of Conway Mill.

Former mill worker Lily McCurdy takes a tour of her former workplace, Conway Mill with Sean McCaffery and Jimmy Keenan from the radio programme Afternoon Delight. Lily relives her memories from her time working in ...

Conway Mill: The Realisation of a Dream

Regeneration in West Belfast.

After many years of overcoming hurdles and struggling to raise funds, the £5m Conway Mill restoration was finally launched at a gala gathering. The Mill is aimed at promoting social/economic regeneration, job creat...

Roisin McGlone

Life as a Falls community worker

“The Troubles began at the time we moved up to Andersonstown from the Falls Road.  My lasting memory is the raids, whenever the army and police came. This would be before Ulsterisation. They closed off streets and sea...

Annie Armstrong

Tales from lower Springfield

Annie grew up in the lower Springfield area of west Belfast, a working class area of factories and mills, one of which was James Mackie & Sons or Mackies as they were known locally, a textile machinery and enginee...

WRDA Lecture Series – Dr. Avila Kilmurray

Talking about Madge Davison

Dr Avila Kilmurray from the Community Foundation NI spoke about Madge Davison who was a civil rights organiser for the N.I. Civil Rights Association and barrister from north Belfast. Madge was born on 13 June 1949 ...

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...

The West Awakes

Join Kabosh Theatre Company on location as they bring a collection of plays to life on the historic Falls Road in Belfast.The West Awakes, brings to life the rich history of this area of the city of Belfast. Starring ...

The Way I See It: Father Des Wilson

The Way I See It: Father Des Wilson in conversation with Bernadette McAliskey West Belfast community activist Father Des Wilson sits down with veteran civil rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey as part of the lau...

A Tale Of Two Libraries: Part One – Falls Road Library

Filmed in 2008 during its centenary year, the Falls Road Library organised a series of events that involved the community. The library opens its doors for a look at some of its most interesting aspects, such as, the o...

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