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In Our Time – Creating Arts Within Reach

Creating Arts Within Reach

Belfast has seen a remarkable expansion in community arts activity over the last forty years, since the 1970s, putting it at the forefront of the movement within the UK and Ireland to change the way art is seen. It ha...

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...

Aodán Mac Poilin

Irish language schooling

Aodán grew up on the Norfolk Road in west Belfast with his two sisters, his mother who was an Irish speaker and his father who worked as a civil servant. His parents were avid followers of hurling and Gaelic footba...

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...

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 ...

Tura Arutura

Talking with the founder of Artfrique

Tura grew up in Chitungwiza in Zimbabwe during the pre-war period. He recalls it as being a “very colourful beautiful country. Very warm, very hot, it also reflects the nature of the people as well. They wear their he...

Albert Fry

Engineering and the Irish Language

Albert was born during the Second World War and grew up in a family of five in North Queen Street, close to Belfast City Centre. “My main memory is soldiers, soldiers, soldiers. Another main memory is prisoners from G...

D’imigh Sin agus Tháinig Seo

Celebrating Séamus Mac Seáin.

"Tá an leabhar seo fada ag teacht, agus is maith ann é mar bhí baint ag Séamus Mac Seáin le gach fiontar Gaeilge i mBéal Feirste ag dul siar daichead agus níos mó blianta." Labhraímid le cairde, comrádaithe a...

Gaelscoil na Móna: Cur chuige úr / A new approach

Primary education in Turf Lodge.

A film made with the staff and parents of Gaelscoil na Móna, an innovative Irish language primary school in Turf Lodge. Gaelscoil na Móna prides itself on community values and here we explore their approach to educ...

Cuideachta ó Thuaidh Clara Gill

An interview with Clara Gill.

Agallamh le Clara Ní Ghiolla, bean a bhfuil mar inspioráid ar chuile duine. Ag cáint ar saol s’aici agus í ago bar i Meircéa, Sasann agus na hOileann Ara. Bíonn plé ann comh maith faoina chuid oibreí anseo I mBéal Fei...

A Rose By Any Other Name

The lives of Grace and Turlough.

This film is subtitled Amharcann Rós In Aon Ainm Eile, clár faisnéise, ar saol Grace McDonald agus Turlough Lavery, beirt phaiste le dhá riachtanais speisialta iontach difriúla agus taithí s'acu ar scoil phrí...

Stop An Phreas

The last months of La Nua.

This film is subtitled Ar feadh 25 bomaite chítear scéal Lá Nua ó a thosaigh sé i 1984 go dtí Nollaig 2008 nuair a cuireadh deireadh leis. Cluintear roinnt agalamh le Donall Mac Giolla Choill, Mairtin O Muilleoi...

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