Step into the ring with former boxing world-champion, Carl Frampton MBE, as he shares his journey from growing up in an interface area to becoming one of Northern Ireland’s most loved sports personalities of all time. Hosted by Thomas Kane, this conversation will explore identity, boundaries, and how sport can unite even the most divided societies.
Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney explored the themes of borders and boundaries throughout his works and encouraged cross-border collaboration and cooperation through a range of cultural initiatives. Join us for a special showing of the short BBC film, Something to Write Home About.
The Irish border and the various boundaries within Northern Irish politics and society has had an enduring influence on arts and culture across the island of Ireland. Writers James Conor Patterson, Michelle Gallen, and Tony Macauley will discuss how borders and boundaries have influenced their work.
The creation of the Irish border in the early 1920s caused significant changes in the political, social, and economic landscape across the island of Ireland. In this talk, Bryonie Reid and Cormac Moore will explore the impact of the border on sport, trade, religion, and identity across the last century.
Over the past century, people across the island of Ireland have experienced displacement as a result of sectarian violence. Today, Northern Ireland is a place for those seeking refuge. Join us for a discussion featuring Marian Kane, Kate Rankin, Ray Rankin, and Twasul Mohammed.
Hailing from very different political backgrounds on each side of the border, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Baroness Arlene Foster DBE and former Taoiseach of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, will discuss their experiences and perspectives on how the border shaped their lives and identities from their early life to their political careers and beyond.
Movements advocating equality, peace, and justice have fostered links across national borders. Join activists Danielle Roberts, John Barry, and Richard O’Leary as they discuss their experiences in campaigns for gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, and climate justice, and share their insights into how cross-border activism looks today.
This exhibition explores the changing cultural, political, and economic meanings and realities of borders and boundaries in Northern Ireland throughout the past century, showcasing a diverse range of artefacts and archival material from our collections.