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Lots of Treats Coming Up in December from the Linen Hall’s Online Programme

WE MAY BE IN LOCKDOWN, BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF VARIETY ON OFFER FROM THE LINEN HALL’S ONLINE CULTURAL PROGRAMME IN DECEMBER Discover the secrets of a recently found WWI notebook, delve into Irish unionist politician Edward Carson’s personal scrapbook, make Christmas cards in an online craft workshop, explore Northern Ireland…...

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Meet Director Julie Andrews in Best of Belfast Podcast

What does it take to run a cultural powerhouse like the Linen Hall Library? Find out in this Best of Belfast podcast which interviews Linen Hall Director Julie Andrews. Click here for the full podcast....

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Linen Hall COVID-19 Update

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Linen Hall will be closed subject to current Executive regulations. Please keep an eye on our website and social networking channels for updated information. The Linen Hall Charity Bookshop will remain open Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm. The Linen Hall café is currently…...

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Linen Hall Remains Closed until 23 November

Due to revised COVID-19 restrictions, the Linen Hall Library will remain closed to the public until Monday 23 November. Please keep an eye on our social networks and website for updated information. Thank you for your continuing patience.  ...

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Linen Hall Charity Bookshop closed for rest of the week.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Linen Hall Charity Bookshop is closed today, Wednesday 11 November, and the rest of this week. Thank you for your patience....

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IMPORTANT FRAUDULENT LINK ALERT! The Linen Hall Library delivered the following online talk on Monday 2 November: Kevin Barry: An Irish Rebel in Life and Death with Professor Eunan O’Halpin. Please do not click on any links that offer a subscription to view this video. These are fraudulent links and have nothing…...

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Linen Hall November Events

The Linen Hall is locked down until 16 November, but our online cultural programme continues with some fascinating events. Celebrate the life of poet Robert Greacen; reflect on the life and death of Irish rebel Kevin Barry; and discover the fascinating secrets contained in a discovered WWI diary – just…...

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Linen Hall in Lockdown from 16 October for 4 weeks

In line with the Northern Ireland Executive’s recent announcement regarding renewed Covid-19 restrictions, the Linen Hall Library will close from 3.00pm today, Friday 16 October, for four weeks until Monday 16 November.  We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and staff will conduct as much work as possible remotely. To…...

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Linen Hall Covid-19 Update – 15 October

Following further restrictions announced by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Linen Hall is currently seeking clarification of what this means for us. We continue to remain open (10am – 3pm; Monday – Friday) and will keep you updated as soon as we know more. The safety of our staff, members…...

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Linen Hall Launches 2020 Michael McLaverty Short Story Competition

The Linen Hall Library in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced the launch of the 2020 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. This prestigious award, which has run biennially since 2006, was set up to foster and encourage the tradition of the Irish short story. Entrants must have been born in, or…...

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