April 26th, 2019

The Letters of Mary Ann McCracken

Friday 26th April, 2pm

Linen Hall

Born in 1770, Mary Ann McCracken became one of the first female members of the Linen Hall Library in November 1798 when she assumed the membership of her brother Henry Joy McCracken who was executed in July of that year for his role in the United Irishmen rebellion. She lived a long and remarkable life as, among other things, a keen campaigner for social justice and the poor of Belfast.

The Linen Hall Library is delighted to host a lecture on the letters and legacy of Mary Ann McCracken by Cathryn McWilliams.

Cathryn McWilliams is a doctoral researcher working on the letters and legacy of Belfast icon Mary Ann McCracken (1770 - 1866). Having conducted extensive archival research throughout Ireland, she is currently compiling a scholarly edition of McCracken’s letters.

Spaces for this lecture are FREE but booking is ESSENTIAL.

Any queries regarding this event should be directed to Jason Burke (Linen Hall Library) j.burke@linenhall.com


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Project Contacts

Jason Burke

Community Engagement Officer at Linen Hall Library

028 9032 1707

Laura Aguiar

Community Engagement Officer & Creative Producer at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4829

Lynsey Gillespie

Curator at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4830

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