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Women in the Archives Exhibition Begins Cross Border Tour

A joint Women In The Archives exhibition from the Linen Hall Library and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), exploring hidden female voices and stories from across the centuries, has begun a tour of border venues, starting at Derry Central Library from Friday, July 26.  Women in the…...

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International Harpist to Perform at the Linen Hall in August Plus More…

Internationally renowned harpist Gráinne Hambly (pictured) will perform with the Harp Tour of Ireland in a special musical evening on Monday 5 August. On 9 August travel writer Paul Clements gives his humorous views on rambling around the back roads of Ireland. The schedule of August events in date order…...

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Linen is the theme for July at the Linen Hall Library

In July the Linen Hall Library dives between the linen sheets and recounts the boom and bust tale of the Belfast linen industry with a new exhibition, Linenopolis, and series of linen-themed events.  The schedule of July events in date order is as follows:  Linenopolis 1 July – 31 August/…...

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 LINEN HALL LIBRARY LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW EXHIBITION – LINENOPOLIS ON 1 JULY

On Monday 1 July, the Linen Hall Library launches Linenopolis, a major, new exhibition celebrating, examining and spotlighting the historic social and industrial linen industry of Belfast and Northern Ireland. The exhibition and associated events and activities are funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland, Tourism NI and…...

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Linen Hall July to September What’s On Guide Now Out

The Linen Hall Library What’s On guide for July to September is now available. Pick up a copy in the Linen Hall, at various Belfast venues or through NI tourist information centres. Or download here.  ...

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LINEN HALL PUTS HISTORIC URBAN IRELAND ON THE MAP IN JUNE EXHIBITION

Today, with a few clicks, you can find directions to just about anywhere on the globe. But that wasn’t the case in yesteryear. From 5 – 26 June, the Linen Hall features the exhibition Mapping Urban Ireland which offers a fascinating window into the development of Irish towns over time.…...

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Linen Hall Announces Winner of the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award

Eamon McGuinness from Dublin was today announced as the winner of the prestigious Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. Eamon received a cheque for £2,000 and his story ’Nothing He Couldn’t Carry’ has been published in a limited-edition anthology entitled Nothing He Couldn’t Carry and Other Stories which is available to…...

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Happy 231st Birthday Linen Hall Library

Two-hundred-and-thirty-one years ago today the Linen Hall Library was founded by a group of ‘worthy plebians who would do honour to any town.’ Since then the Linen Hall has become synonymous with all that is of cultural importance in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Director Julie Andrews says: “It is of…...

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Linen Hall Library May Holidays

The Linen Hall Library and the Linen Hall Charity Bookshop will be closed on Monday 6 May for the May Bank Holiday, and Monday 27 May for the Spring Bank Holiday.  ...

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Linen Hall’s Writers on Writers Festival is Back in May

The popular Linen Hall Writers on Writers Festival returns in May with a series of events focusing on the experience of reading, writing and publishing. We also announce the winner of the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award on Wednesday 15 May. Former Belfast Telegraph picture editor and award-winning photojournalist Gerry…...

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