Launch 6: Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Representations: Linen Hall Launch

Launched by: Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh (NUI Galway) who presented on ‘Hyphenated Identities: Irish-Jewish Autobiographies’.

Time and Date: 6pm on 10 January, 2017

Support Team Onsite: Deborah Douglas (Programme Manager)

Duration of Exhibition: 10 – 31 January, 2017

Event Description

Contribution by Research Team:

The exhibition ran for the month of January and was launched by Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh to an audience of over twenty people. Research Associate, Dr Barry Montgomery also gave a special lecture ‘The Holocaust in 20th Century Irish Fiction and Poetry’ on Thursday 26 January, 2017 as part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 which was attended by a large audience including many members of the Jewish community. The exhibition was accompanied by a complementary display for the duration of the exhibition. This included a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the original keys to the first synagogue in Belfast.