In our cultural and our historical understanding the very words 'the Linen Hall Library? represent not just books, but better hopes for the way we live.

Seamus Heaney




Melancholy Witness: Images of the 'Troubles' by Séan Hillen

When: 10 April - 5 May
Location: Vertical Gallery
Admission: Free

"The photographs are like black and white time machines that bring back the desolation and dnager of the Troubles. The images have a documentary accuracy, but it is the aura of melancholy witness that mark them as the work of Séan Hillen." Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate. 

Combining personality with documentary istory, what emerges is a powerful and comppelling story of unrest, beauty and change.


The Linen Hall Library is open free to the public. Our opening hours are:

 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, and Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm.