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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 ...

Joanna McMinn

Advancing women's education

Joanna moved to Dublin from Cornwall, at the age of 17, to enrol at the National University of Ireland. “It was 1967 at the beginning of all the riots and student protests in Paris, it was a very exciting time. When I...

Dale Harrison

Community work in West Belfast

Dale remembers the beginning of the Troubles. “From memory the Troubles in the Woodvale were rife. To this day some people would say that’s originally where it all started. I do remember one evening. There was a full ...

Jennifer McNern

Surviving a bomb blast

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Jennifer McNern about her experiences of the violence of The Troubles. Jennifer was injured on March 4th, 1972, during a shoppin...

WRDA Lectures – Dr Myrtle Hill

Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers

The second lecture, of the Anna Eggert Lecture Series, took place on 8th December and was delivered by Dr Myrtle Hill from Queen’s University who spoke on “Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers: Belfast’s Forgotten Women...

WRDA Lectures – Baroness May Blood

Factory floor to the House of Lords

The inaugural lecture of the Anna Eggert lecture series, organised by the WRDA.  Baroness May Blood was the speaker for the afternoon and delivered a biographical lecture entitled “From the factory floor to the House ...

Mina Wardle

Talking to the community activist

Mina’s father was an engineer on RMS Queen Mary, her mother suffered from arthritis. Mina passed her 11+ and was awarded a place at Grammar School but at 15 years, her parents could no longer afford to keep her at the...

WRDA Lectures – Margaret Ward

Lecture: the Ulster Suffragettes

A century ago, a passionate crowd packed the Ulster Hall to hear the leader of the Suffragette Movement, Emmeline Pankhurst demand votes for women. Leading feminist author Dr Margaret Ward returned to the same venue t...

Conversations at the Women’s Health Fair Belfast 1985

An historical document filmed at the Women's Health Fair held in Belfast in 1985. The camera rolls informally around the Fair and talks to women on the stalls about their work and to the women who attended the worksho...

Ireland’s First Video Diary – Circus Exposé

With Margaretta D'Arcy.

The first video diary ever made in Ireland filmed by the artist, playwright and pirate radio broadcaster - Margaretta D'Arcy. Margaretta lives and works experimentally with women in the west of Ireland. She founded...

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 ...

Sharing Space in South Belfast – Communities Coming Together

South Belfast communities. Pt. 5.

Final part of the Shared Space series with invited guests from previous programmes for a panel discussion in front of a live studio audience. Jo Smit (Windsor Women's Centre), Elaine Mansfield (Donegall Pass Commun...

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