1922 – 1972 – 2022: Years of Chaos and Hope

An exhibition by the Linen Hall Library funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

1-31 August • Vertical Gallery • FREE

2022 marks poignant anniversaries in the history of Northern Ireland. 1922 and 1972 were the two deadliest years of the twenties troubles and the recent conflict. 100 and 50 years on, Years of Chaos and Hope reflects on the conflicting identities, protests, backlash, arrests, evictions, expulsions, shootings, and bombs which contributed to the chaos of 1922 and 1972. Using material from its archive, this exhibition explores the troubled times through which the Linen Hall Library and its visitors endured.