From traditional crafts to the history of place names, explore NI's diverse heritage
LISTEN to an interview with Joe Kelly of Craft NI
WATCH a short film Gracehills Village
LISTEN to traditional Ulster singer Rosie Stewart
WATCH a film from the Ulster American Folk Park
Jenny Cathcart meets traditional Ulster singer Rosie Stewart.
Lee Henry discovers the place-names of Ulster with Dr Kay Muhr and the 17th century maps of Richard Bartlett.Dr David Hume traces an Ulster family to a 1760s plantation house in South Carolina, learning lessons from the history of Walnut Grove. Marion Maxwell looks at the colourful story of John Mullanphy, Co Fermanagh's first millionaire of the American West. Jacinta Owens finds traditional country cures that you won't read in the medical dictionary. They may look and sound strange, but Ulster's Mummers are keeping a valuable tradition alive. Road Bowling is the sport that puts an Irish spin on a worldwide favourite. The history of Irish placenames may be revealing, but what can the histories of Irish surnames tell us? Ian Maxwell investigates. Percy French immortalised the Co Down coastline in The Mountains of Mourne. Lee Henry pays tribute to an all-singing, all-dancing, Irish original.
The Belfast Dockers' Strike is one of the city's most turbulent episodes. John Quinn investigates the events 100 years later.