It is with the utmost regret that the charitable organisation NIPR – The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications (Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Registration Number NIC 102555) will cease to exist after 31 August 2023.
The Linen Hall is pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award. This prestigious award aims to foster and encourage the tradition of the short story and has attracted a high calibre of entries since its inception in 2006.
EVERYBODY KENS A WEE BIT O’ ULSTER-SCOTS AND THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET CREATIVE WITH IT! With the support of the Ulster-Scots Agency, The Linen Hall will be hosting
Extraordinary Times is a cutting-edge, literary thriller set in an imagined future in Belfast on the eve of a referendum on Irish unity. Download the first chapter exclusively from The Linen Hall.
Everybody kens a wee bit o’ Ulster-Scots and this is your chance to get creative with it. We are pleased to inform you that with the support of the Ulster-Scots
The Gibson Collection: The fertile Ulster Scots plains where Rabbie Burns flourished by Samantha McCombe
The Linen Hall Library has a depth of material that sheds light on the local love of Burns and helps explain in part why the Gibson Collection came to be deposited in the city.
Len Pennie, Scots poet and activist (@missPunnyPennie on Twitter) writes about her relationship with Burns, and picks out the foreign language Burns editions from the Gibson collection.
I’m Iona, a Scots Sangster fae Huntly in Aiberdeenshire. I muived tae Glesca in 2015 an stairted studying Scots Sang unner the tutorship o Rod Paterson, ane o Scotland’s maist celebrated sangsters an exponents o Burns sangs.
The Gibson Collection, wi its squatter o Burns quairs, Burnsiana, an Burns material, is a testament tae the routh o historical links atween Ulster an Scotland. It minds us that
Mark Thompson, Ulster Scotsman, presenter and Scots Language enthusiast picked out an early edition of James Orr’s poetry from the Gibson Collection. He told Alistair Heather about the man and the work.