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Vera Henderson

Community development in Tyrone

Vera had a tough start to life. Her mother died when she was only one year old. Her father, unable to manage, sent her to a home until he remarried when Vera was 4 years old. “I don’t remember an awful lot about it be...

The Lisnasharragh Story

Lisnasharragh Secondary School

A documentary about Lisnasharragh Secondary School. The school is remembered because George Best went there, but it is also remembered as the best school for many other pupils. It was one of the first schools in No...

Gaelscoil na Móna: Cur chuige úr / A new approach

Primary education in Turf Lodge.

A film made with the staff and parents of Gaelscoil na Móna, an innovative Irish language primary school in Turf Lodge. Gaelscoil na Móna prides itself on community values and here we explore their approach to educ...

A Rose By Any Other Name

The lives of Grace and Turlough.

This film is subtitled Amharcann Rós In Aon Ainm Eile, clár faisnéise, ar saol Grace McDonald agus Turlough Lavery, beirt phaiste le dhá riachtanais speisialta iontach difriúla agus taithí s'acu ar scoil phrí...

Pilib O Runai

Setting up an Irish nursery

Pilib learnt some Irish at school, which was not common at the time something that was not very common at that time. He grew up with the language being spoken around him and always had an interest in it. He participat...

Henry Bell

Henry talks teaching and history

Bernard Conlan talks to Henry Bell about his teaching career and his passion for history. Born in Belfast in 1949, for the first few years of his life Henry lived in a wooden bungalow in Islandmagee in County Antri...

Belfast Tech: Artisans & Dreamers

Belfast College of Technology.

Belfast College of Technology, opened its door to students in September 1906. The College was the centerpiece of the development of further education in Belfast. Purpose built, it acted as a showpiece on a par with Be...

A Century Later: Ethnic Minorities in Northern Ireland – Identities and Shared Histories

The history and impact of British colonialism across the globe and its part in shaping the multicultural society that Northern Ireland is today.