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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...

May Blood

Talking with Baroness Blood

May was born during World War Two and grew up in Roden Street, a mixed area of Belfast with her mother and sister. He family was separated due to the evacuations during the war. “For the first six years of my life I t...

WRDA Lecture Series – John Gray

A lecture on Mary Ann McCracken

Former Librarian and Social Historian John Gray delivered a lecture entitled “Mary Ann McCracken, pioneer feminist and revolutionary”.   John, a former Chief Librarian at the Linen Hall Library, opened the lectur...

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 ...

Journeys & Destinations

Documentary exploring the lived experience of mothers and daughters in three minority ethnic communities and how families interact between the generations in a multicultural society. Thirty six women from the Chine...

WRDA Lecture – Unionism, Nationalism & Women’s Fight for the Vote

Illustrated Talk on Unionism, nationalism and women’s fight for the vote: understanding different views through discussion and debate, held in March 2013. This event looked at Irish women’s campaign for the vote, w...

The Insider – Yes, Minister

An Insider story about housing issues in the Village including an interview with the then newly appointed Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie. The housing campaign was conduced over several years from...

Banquet: Suffragist Mural Unveiling

Unveiling of a new mural on the Shankill Road dedicated to Northern Ireland's suffragettes, designed by artist Rita Duffy.

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...

A Century Later: Roberta Gray

A woman’s fight against depression and how she got her life back through work in a women's centre. “I have progressed so far that now working in the women’s centre I have something to get up for in the mornin...

A Century Later: Mary Ann Quigley

The last man hanged in Crumlin Road Gaol and the shockwaves that exist to this day. “Like throwing a pebble into a pool, the ripples spread and they spread and everyone is affected”

A Century Later: The Working Class – Containing the Past

Class, gender and sectarianism in a society of divided loyalties and years of violence and political conflict. How to remember the past and how can we all strive for a shared future?

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