30th August 2021 - 5th September 2021

Date/Time Event
01/09/2021 - 24/09/2021
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Poet of the Troubles: Photographs of Padraic Fiacc by John Minihan
Irish photographer John Minihan has exhibited his work in museums and galleries across the world. His latest offering will hang at the Linen Hall Library during September 2021.
Poet of the Troubles: Photographs of Padraic Fiacc by John Minihan

20th September 2021 - 26th September 2021

Date/Time Event
22/09/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Diaries of Doreen Bates: Author Lucy Caldwell in conversation with Dr. Margaret Esiri
Lucy Caldwell will be in conversation with Dr Margaret Esiri, daughter and editor of Doreen Bates. Lucy will talk of encountering Doreen Bates in the course of her research into the Belfast Blitz, and of writing her as a character into the forthcoming novel.
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The Diaries of Doreen Bates: Author Lucy Caldwell in conversation with Dr. Margaret Esiri

27th September 2021 - 3rd October 2021

Date/Time Event
29/09/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Has commemoration got anything to do with history?
Professor Dominic Bryan’s work focuses on power and public space. It looks at how contemporary politics is performed through contestation over symbols. So are these contests about the past or are they actually about the present?
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Has commemoration got anything to do with history?
30/09/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Linen Hall Reading Group (September)
The Linen Hall’s popular reading group now meets via Zoom. September's title is The Glorious Guinness Girls by Emily Hourican.
Linen Hall Reading Group (September)

4th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Date/Time Event
04/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
EXHIBITION: Ireland Divided - A Linen Hall Perspective
The Linen Hall Library has revisited and reinterpreted its collections from the 1920-1922 period and this exhibition is the product of that work. There is no singular or agreed narrative of the events that led to the partition of Ireland and the birth of the Northern Ireland state; it is a contested history of many perspectives. This is the Linen Hall’s perspective.
EXHIBITION: Ireland Divided - A Linen Hall Perspective
04/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tim McGarry’s ‘The Long and the Short of It’ Live – Centenary Special
In this special live event Tim and David turn their attention to a very topical and controversial subject – the partition of Ireland and the birth of the Northern Ireland state. David may have more facts than Tim but you can expect Tim to bring more jokes than David…
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Tim McGarry’s ‘The Long and the Short of It’ Live – Centenary Special

11th October 2021 - 17th October 2021

Date/Time Event
11/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Almost Happy - Pushing Your Buttons with Reverse Psychology
It’s a proven fact; we are healthier and happier when we are laughing. In their new book, authors Brian Kaplan MD and art therapist Hephzibah Kaplan explore reverse psychology as a way of achieving positive mental health.
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Almost Happy - Pushing Your Buttons with Reverse Psychology
13/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Northern Perspectives on Partition
Join host Seamus McKee (former BBC radio presenter and now Linen Hall governor) for a lively panel discussion with representatives from the NI Centenary Historical Advisory Panel featuring: Professor Lord Bew, Professor Marie Coleman, Dr Margaret O’Callaghan, and Professor Graham Walker.
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PANEL DISCUSSION: Northern Perspectives on Partition

18th October 2021 - 24th October 2021

Date/Time Event
20/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Southern Perspectives on Partition
Join host Seamus McKee (former BBC radio presenter and now Linen Hall governor) for a lively panel discussion with representatives from the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations including Dr Maurice Manning (historian and member of the Oireachtas for 21 years), Dr Martin Mansergh (historian and former Fianna Fail minister), and Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD)
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PANEL DISCUSSION: Southern Perspectives on Partition
21/10/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digging the Ballykelly Beaufort with Jonny McNee
Aviation archaeologist Jonny McNee will tell the emotional story of how he found, licensed, and excavated the crash site of Bristol Beaufort AW 271 from the front garden of the Church of Ireland Rectory in Ballykelly in May of this year.
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Digging the Ballykelly Beaufort with Jonny McNee

8th November 2021 - 14th November 2021

Date/Time Event
10/11/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An Afternoon of Conversation, Poetry and Prose with Stephen Sexton and Stephen O’Neill
Stephen O’Neill (author of the forthcoming Irish Culture and Partition 1920-1955) and award-winning poet Stephen Sexton will combine their inquisitive minds to offer an afternoon of insightful conversation, poetry and prose on the topic of partition.
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An Afternoon of Conversation, Poetry and Prose with Stephen Sexton and Stephen O’Neill

15th November 2021 - 21st November 2021

Date/Time Event
17/11/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Commemorating Partition in Ireland with Professor Guy Beiner
Guy Beiner is Professor of Modern History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His specialty is the study of history and memory in modern Ireland. In recent years, his focus has been the study of social forgetting. Join Guy for this live online Zoom event as he explores the ways in partition has (or has not) been commemorated in Ireland since 1921.
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Commemorating Partition in Ireland with Professor Guy Beiner

22nd November 2021 - 28th November 2021

Date/Time Event
24/11/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come Together: 100 Years of Music in Northern Ireland with Joe Lindsay
Join DJ and television presenter Joe Lindsay (plus special guests) for an evening marking a century of music in Northern Ireland. From the birth of the blues, pop, punk, and a thriving alternative dance scene, music has consistently brought the people of Northern Ireland together through the decades.
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Come Together: 100 Years of Music in Northern Ireland with Joe Lindsay

29th November 2021 - 5th December 2021

Date/Time Event
01/12/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Young people, the border, and the future of Northern Ireland
The issue of the Irish border is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago, but how do young people view the border today? Join host Seamus McKee for a lively panel discussion on the legacy of partition, the border, and the future of Northern Ireland.
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PANEL DISCUSSION: Young people, the border, and the future of Northern Ireland

6th December 2021 - 12th December 2021

Date/Time Event
07/12/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics with Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best- known historians. Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD and regular contributor to The Irish Times, he is the author of some 11 books on Irish history including The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics. Join Professor Ferriter as he discusses the key matters arising from his timely book.
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The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics with Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
09/12/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Linen Hall Library’s ‘Book of the Century’ Finale
Since August 2021 the Linen Hall Library has carried out a series of online polls to narrow down a shortlist of important Northern Irish books since 1921. For the finale we have assembled a stellar panel to debate and discuss the public’s choices with a view to declaring the Linen Hall’s ‘Book of the Century’.
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Linen Hall Library’s ‘Book of the Century’ Finale