Linen Hall Library launches e-postcards of Londonderry

This postcard of the 'Derry Walls and Walker Monument,' is among the many images that can now be sent anywhere in the world with the Linen Hall Library postcard application.
This postcard of the 'Derry Walls and Walker Monument,' is among the many images that can now be sent anywhere in the world with the Linen Hall Library postcard application.

This postcard (above) of the ‘Derry Walls and Walker Monument’ is among the many images that can now be sent anywhere in the world with the Linen Hall Library postcard application.

From Monday (April 13), at the press of a button the general public can access images from the Linen Hall Library’s extensive postcard collection and send them anywhere in the world from just £2.50.

The web-based app can be accessed by any mobile device or computer at www.postcardsireland.com.

To order a postcard is simple. The images are categorized for easy search. Choose your picture, type in your personal message and pay online (most major credit cards are accepted). The postcard will be delivered in 3 – 5 days for UK addresses; international postage delivery will vary depending on address.

Julie Andrews, Director of the Linen Hall Library, says: “The postcard archive housed here in the Linen Hall is fantastic. No where else can one find such an extensive range of images that capture all of the moods of this country from the past 100 years. The app has been produced so that we can share this archive with the world in a way that also gives the Library, which is a charity, a funding stream.”

The app was produced by Northern Ireland-based design and development company BT48 with funding provided by the Arts Council through their Creative Industries Innovation Fund.

For more information about the Linen Hall Library in general, please visit our website at www.linenhall.com.