General Collections highlights

Market Memories

Belfast's St George’s Market.

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been voted for numerous local and national titles and aw...

The Fuse of Peace

Crumlin Road riot 2010.

2010, sectarian disturbance erupted when the Orange Order marched past the Crumlin Road interface during the Twelfth of July march (actually taking place on the 13th). The Fuse of Peace is a short documentary th...

A Century Later: Ciaran MacAirt

Proving innocence for the victims of a bomb that ripped through the heart of a North Belfast community, killing men, women and children. “As soon as that bomb went off our campaign for truth started, so for two gen...

SRD Melody Flute Band 2009

Highlights of the Shankill Road Defenders 4th annual Melody Flute Band Competition, which took place at the Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road on Saturday 10th October, 2009. As well as the best of Northern Ireland's m...

Heritage Collections highlights

Hazel McCready

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Hazel McCready, a former part time police officer who was injured whilst driving to work. Mother of one, Hazel McCready was a teacher ...

John Gray

Talking to the Linen Hall librarian

Bernard Conlon talks to John Gray about his work as a social historian, an activist in the civil rights movement, and former Librarian of the Linen Hall Library in Belfast. John’s parents left England for Northern ...

JB Vallely

Art in Armagh

JB Vallely was born in Armagh in 1941 and apart from a couple of years at the Belfast Art College and Edinburgh, has lived all his life in the city. He was always determined to express himself through painting. “Wh...

Shankill War Memories

Residents of the Shankill area of Belfast talk to Mary Ann Quigley  about their memories of serving in the army at home and abroad. Robert Hoy talks to us about his experiences in serving in the Royal Engineers in Nor...