Consultants were hired to interview 20 people who lived, worked or enjoyed using the Belfast Hills in days gone by. The stories collected have been organised into themes and made available to listen to online, keeping these stories alive for future generations to enjoy, and get an insight into life in the Hills in a past era.




A book on oral history relating to Cave Hill had already been launched by Ben Simon in November 2010 , while in 2011 an oral history relating to Divis and Black Mountain was published by the National Trust. These publications showed keen interest in collecting stories and memories. There were obvious gaps in coverage with other parts of the hills untouched which led to the oral history project in 2014.