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Linen Hall Library 2020 Holiday Schedule

Linen Hall Library Holiday Schedule 2020 Tuesday 17 March – St Patrick’s Day Holiday Monday 13 April – Easter Monday Tuesday 14 April – Easter Tuesday Friday 8 May – Early May Bank Holiday Monday 25 May – Spring Bank Holiday Monday 13 July – July Holiday Tuesday 14 July…...

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Linen Hall Has Two Job Vacancies for Forthcoming Project

The Linen Hall Library has two job vacancies for the forthcoming funded digitisation and outreach project ‘Seen and Heard’ – Evolution of Women’s Lives in Northern Ireland – 1965 – 2018. The project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund – Northern Ireland. The two vacancies are (click through for information):…...

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Linen Hall Library Announces Launch of Endowment Fund

Announcing the launch of the Linen Hall Library Endowment Fund* Investing for the future.  Generating income for now. The Linen Hall Library is one of the oldest charities in Belfast. We depend on donations to ensure our sustainability. The Fund has been set up by the Governors and Management of…...

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What Really Goes On in the Masonic Order? Find Out at the Linen Hall in November

FREEMASONRY – WHAT REALLY GOES ON BEHIND THE HALLOWED DOORS NEW AND EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION AT THE LINEN HALL IN NOVEMBER This year the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim celebrates 150 Years of Freemasonry. Discover the secrets of one of the oldest institutions in the world in a new exhibition Freemasonry…...

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Linen Hall Christmas Holiday Schedule

The Linen Hall Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 2.00pm on 24 December 2018 until 9.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019....

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Linen Hall Launches 2018 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award

CALLING ALL SHORT STORY WRITERS! MICHAEL McLAVERTY SHORT STORY AWARD 2018 The Linen Hall Library in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has announced the launch of the 2018 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. This prestigious award, which has run biennially since 2006, was set up to foster and encourage the tradition of…...

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What’s On Guides for October – December Now Available

The Linen Hall Library’s What’s On guides listing all events for October – December are now available in the Library, through Northern Ireland Tourist Information Centres, and at various venues throughout Belfast. You can also view and book our events online at https://linenhall.com/events/ Click through for October – December 2018…...

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Local Historian and Former Linen Hall Governor Honoured with Library Plaque

The Library has placed a brass plaque in the Irish & Local Studies department on the 4th floor in recognition of local historian and ex-Governor, the late Fred Heatley. Mr. Heatley was a Governor of the Linen Hall from 1983 – 1989, a period which covered some very turbulent years…...

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Saturday Closure from 1 October – 30 March 2019

Reminder that the Linen Hall Library will be closing on Saturdays from 1 October 2018 to 30 March 2019. A number of unforeseeable circumstances have converged that have forced us to take a very hard look at how we operate. These include the recession which still significantly affects financial resources…...

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Objects, History & Me Exhibition Launches Friday 14 September

Funded by The Pilgrim Trust, Objects, History & Me is an exhibition that explores the experiences of a group of young women living in a post-conflict society. The project leading to the exhibition aimed to inspire and empower young women, provided access to public spaces and equipped them with new skills.…...

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