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Linen Hall Seeks Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer

The Linen Hall Library is currently recruiting for an Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer. This is an opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland’s most historic and popular institutions. This is a contracted position for five months. For details click here....

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Linen Hall Receives £100,000 Sustainability Grant

The Linen Hall is absolutely delighted to have been awarded £100,000 from the Dormant Accounts Fund NI.  The Fund, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is supporting the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to be more resilient and prepared for…...

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Let There Be Enlightenment!

The inaugural Linen Hall Library Enlightenment Festival is to launch on February 1st to 5th in a special creative collaboration with two of the world’s most highly acclaimed artistic producers in international multi-arts festivals and events, Seán Doran and Liam Browne. The packed programme, announced today will bathe the library,…...

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Linen Hall Recruiting for Head of Marketing and Digital Comms

The Linen Hall Library is currently recruiting for a Head of Marketing and Digital Communications. This is a unique opportunity to work for one of Northern Ireland’s most historic and popular organisations.  For full details click here....

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John Killen, former Linen Hall Librarian, Passes Away

We are very sad to hear about the passing of former Linen Hall Librarian John Killen.   John joined the Linen Hall as Irish and Reference Librarian in 1977 and began listing the collections and opening the resources of the Library to the public. In 1978 he was appointed Deputy…...

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Linen Hall Christmas Break

The Linen Hall Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 5.30pm Thursday 23 December until 9.30am Tuesday 4 January. The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop will be closed from 5.00pm Thursday 23 December until 9.00am Tuesday 4 January. We wish all of our members and visitors a happy holiday!...

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Linen Hall January – March 2022 What’s On Guides out now

The Linen Hall What’s On Guides for January – March 2022 are now available to pick up in the Library, at tourist destination centres around Northern Ireland and at many Belfast locations. Pick one up and start planning for an exciting 2022. To book for any event click here. Or…...

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The Gibson Collection: The fertile Ulster Scots plains where Rabbie Burns flourished by Samantha McCombe

The Linen Hall Library has a depth of material that sheds light on the local love of Burns and helps explain in part why the Gibson Collection came to be deposited in the city....

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The Gibson Collection: The many tongues of Rabbie Burns by Len Pennie

Len Pennie, Scots poet and activist (@missPunnyPennie on Twitter) writes about her relationship with Burns, and picks out the foreign language Burns editions from the Gibson collection....

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