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Padraic Fiacc

The life of a poet

Poet Padraic Fiacc was born Patrick Joseph (Joe) O Connor in Belfast on Elizabeth Street in 1923. The First World War had ended and Padraic remembers that “everybody went half mad when the war was over, and my moth...

Tar Anall

Conway Mill Drop In Centre

The 50+ Group was established several years ago by a group of Republican women in Tar Anall, a Drop In Centre for Republican prisoners and their families based in Conway Mill, west Belfast. “After the peace came, a...

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...

Mark Thompson

Talking Ulster Scots

Mark’s hometown of Ballyhalbert in Co. Down proved to play a significant influence on his life, “everyday whenever we got out of bed you opened the curtains and on a clear day, you could see Scotland”. It was at th...

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...

Interfaces 2

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 2.

Part two of a four part series looking at the Interfaces of Belfast. This episode examines how the conflict has impacted on the wave of youth violence at interfaces. Community leaders talk about the different...

War Stories – The Omaha Beach Submariner

Antrim man remembers D-Day.

The D-Day assault on Omaha Beach, which cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers, was dramatised in the film Saving Private Ryan. As part of Northern Visions' Remembrance strand, Antrim war veteran Ken Smit...

Anti War Protest One Year On (2004)

Belfast Anti War Movement held a march against the occupation of Iraq and Palestine on Saturday March 20th 2004 joining millions of people around the world on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Afghanistan: Chronotopia

A discussion between Belfast Exposed and Simon Norfolk on his wonderful exhibition of photographs, a personal vision of a war-ravaged landscape (2004). “I was reminded of the story of Schliemann’s discovery of the ...