Saturday, 2 July 2011

July events for your diary

Monday 4 July to Saturday 23 July: Súil Charad, an exhibition and booklet on Irish language publications for over 200 years, on display in Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street. Tel: 028 7127 2310.

Wednesday 6 July
: Hidden Connections - Ulster and Slavery 1807-2007. Exhibition examining Ulster's role in the dark and murky world of the Atlantic slave trade. Launch 6pm. Free to public but reservation recommended. Belfast. Runs to 24 December.

Wednesday 6 July: Queen Elizabeth's Kildare Ancestors, a talk with Seamus Cullen, organised by St Mochua Historical Society, held at the Colley mortuary chapel in the cemetery adjacent to Carbery Castle. Meet at Kelly's of Timahoe 6pm or in church car park 6.30pm. Evening concludes with visit to the O'Flaherty Museum. Free. All welcome.

Sunday 10 July: Field trip to Castlegregory, led by a local historian. Meet at Secondary School car park 2.30pm. Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

Tuesday 12 July: The Mother's Tale, the second lunchtime talk in the Tales of Medieval Dublin series, with Howard Clarke. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin. Free. 1.05-1.45pm.

Tuesday 12 July: Dublin Firefighters and the 1941 Belfast Blitz, with James Scannell. Genealogical Society of Ireland lecture at Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm.

Sunday 17 July: The Religions of Glasnevin Tour, with Jade Murphy, examining the beliefs and traditions of those buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. 3.30pm. €10 with museum visit.

Saturday 23 July: Tour of historical sites in the Reenascreena area with Professor Billy O'Brien. Meet Super Valu car park 2pm. Organised by Dunmanway Historical Society. Tel: (0)23 88 56508.

Sunday 24 July: Trip to Waterville, led by Tom Horgan, local history society founder. Meet at Charlie Chaplin statue on promenade, 2.30pm. Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.