Filming the ‘Troubles’: Branagh brings Belfast to the big screen

By Luke Bradley - Recently, I saw the movie everybody’s talking about: Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast. As somebody born two years after the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, I am a part of the generation for whom, thankfully, cinema is the closest they will get to visualizing the ‘Troubles’. Of course, like any piece of historical fiction,... Continue Reading →

Towards a Shared Heritage

By Megan Henvey The early medieval high crosses of Ireland may seem an unusual topic for a blog about the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, but exploration of their scholarly and civic treatment highlights the wide-ranging impact of the conflict and the religio-political divisions in the region, as well as indicating how far we’ve come, and... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on ‘A Secret History’

By Gareth Mulvenna- secret history a version of historical events which differs from the official or commonly accepted record and purports to be the true version – Collins English Dictionary This is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the recent Spotlight series. I don’t think it is possible to fairly appraise the full... Continue Reading →

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