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The Linen Hall Weaves a Tale Around the Fabric of Ireland in August Plus More

One of Ireland’s oldest textile products, linen, is the focus of the Linen Hall exhibition Flax Field launching 1 August. Make a start on that best seller in fiction writing workshop with NI award-winning author Bernie McGill on 23 August. The schedule of events in date order is as follows:…...

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World-Renowned Harpist Heads Up Summer School at Linen Hall in July

LINEN HALL GOES BACK TO ITS MUSICAL ROOTS WITH HARP SUMMER SCHOOL World-renowned harpist Janet Harbison will host a three-day harp summer school at the Linen Hall from 2 – 4 July.  The event aims to draw attention to the Library founders who were instrumental in preserving the traditional harp…...

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Linen Hall Library in Conjunction with Ulster University Seeks Intern

The opportunity has arisen for a volunteer graduate internship at the Linen Hall Library. This placement is specifically aimed at those who are planning to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Library & Information Management at Ulster University. The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the work…...

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Arts Council Northern Ireland Pulls Funding for Linen Hall Events Programme

The Linen Hall Library has received notification from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland regretfully informing us that our application for funding through its National Lottery Programme Project funding stream has been unsuccessful. The amount, appoximately £25,000, pays for our popular cultural events programme which includes lectures, exhibitions, performances and readings.…...

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Linen Hall Receives £50,000 for New Cultural Project

Linen Hall Receives £50,000 Grant From HLF, Tourism NI and the Dept for Communities for New Cultural Project The Linen Hall Library is delighted to receive a £50,000 grant as one of nine projects chosen by Heritage Lottery Fund Northern Ireland to explore new ways to celebrate and promote Northern…...

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Heaney and Longley 1968 Poetry Tour de Force Revisited in May

Linen Hall Marks 50 Years Since Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley Embarked on Poetry Tour de Force Fifty years ago, at a time when Northern Ireland balanced precariously on the brink of 30 years of conflict, poets Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley (pictured) embarked on an unprecedented regional poetry reading…...

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A Career Captured and Donated to the Linen Hall

Facinating Local Journalist Archive Donated to the Library The Library was delighted to receive a donation from Susan Baker of the work of her late mother journalist Ruth Barnett Baker. A prolific writer who started at the Belfast News Letter as a junior reporter, Ruth Barnett Baker eventually worked her…...

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New and Exclusive ‘Troubles’ Photographic Exhibition at the Linen Hall in April

The Desolation and Destruction of the ‘Troubles’ Captured in New and Exclusive Linen Hall Photography Exhibition Launching on 10 April in the Linen Hall is the poignant photography exhibition Melancholy Witness Images of the Troubles by Séan Hillen. The documentary feel of the images elicits a powerful emotional response. Also…...

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Linen Hall Library Closed for St Patrick’s Day Holiday

The Linen Hall Library will be closed on Saturday 17 March and Monday 19 March for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday 20 March at 9.30am....

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Linen Hall Studies Faces and Places in Two June Exhibitions

LINEN HALL STUDIES FACES AND PLACES IN TWO JUNE EXHIBITIONS The little known, but hugely influential, Belfast poet Pádraic Fiacc is the inspiration behind the art exhibition Faces of Fiacc, launching at the Linen Hall on 1 June. Also in June visual artist Kevin Hamilton takes us on a kaleidoscopic…...

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