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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,...


Lough Neagh boat building.

Northern Visions went to Lough Neagh to interview a group of local boat building enthusiasts, who have developed traditional ways of building and sailing their own boats.

My Golden Day by Dame Mary Peters

Mary recounts the day when in the 1972 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal in the women's pentathlon, having finished 4th in 1964 and 9th in 1968. To win the gold medal, she narrowly beat the local favourite, He...

Rose Petals on the Path

In the 1940s and 50s it is estimated that there were a staggering 300,000 bicycles on the roads of Northern Ireland. As a sporting machine they produced athletes who perform feats of endurance, breaking records and st...