Supporting
Communities 1965-Today

An introduction to extraORDINARYwomen

Examining roles and attitudes of women in Northern Ireland during a momentous period of recent history and political and socioeconomic change, extraORDINARYwomen is a ground-breaking digital resource.

Explore the rich and diverse culturally and historically significant collections of the Linen Hall Library digitised to elucidate and celebrate the lived experience of women. Enjoy fascinating online exhibitions, insightful creative responses, and inspiring oral histories capturing contemporary issues affecting women of all generations in Northern Ireland.

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'Sparks: A Celebratory Portrait of Women in Northern Ireland'

This exhibition explores the diverse roles of women in our society. From activists, writers, mothers, scientists, sports professionals to entrepreneurs women support their communities in a variety of ways. The stories of their role in creating positive change and supporting their communities has often remained in the dark however this exhibition keeps those bright ‘sparks’ glowing.

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'Together We Are Strong: Women In Northern Ireland Since 1965'

Examining roles and attitudes of women in Northern Ireland during a momentous period of recent history, extraORDINARYwomen utilised the culturally and historically significant collections of the Linen Hall Library.

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