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Irish Lights Exhibition Makes Summer Visit to Libraries NI

This summer, as part of Libraries NI’s Big Summer Read initiative, Irish Lights’ Safety at Sea Through War and Upheaval IRISH LIGHTS 1911 – 1923 exhibition will tour four libraries across Northern Ireland.

Irish Lights is a maritime organisation delivering an essential navigation and safety service around the coast of Ireland. Irish Lights has developed, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, Safety at Sea Through War and Upheaval IRISH LIGHTS 1911 – 1923 to tell the story of how Irish Lights continued its mission; to ensure safety at sea for all, even through the daunting and revolutionary events of that time.

The exhibition complements the Sea to Shore theme for the Big Summer Read this year and it is just one of many events for children and parents/carers that is organised in libraries across Northern Ireland. This year’s event programme will be supported by partners including the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, Titanic Quarter, National Museums NI and the NI Science Festival.

The exhibition will be on display in libraries on the following dates:

​Branch Libary ​Dates
​Lisburn City Library ​Until  Monday 25 June
​Bangor Carnegie Library                ​ ​Mon 2 July – Sat 14 July
Larne Library                   ​ ​Sat 21 July – Sat 4 August
Omagh Library   ​ ​Sat 12 August – Sat 31 August

Valerie Christie, Libraries NI’s Senior Children's Services Manager, said:

“This exhibition is a great opportunity for both adults and children to connect with the past through learning and reading. This is just one of many things that will be going on in libraries this summer and we hope that parents/carers will bring their children along to have fun, to learn and to read.”