Wednesday 1 February: From Dongon to Conolly: Castletown and the making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy, with Patrick Walsh (University College London). Lecture 4 of the Castletown Winter Lecture Series. 8pm. €5, payable at the door. No booking required. Tea/coffee after lecture.
Thursday 2 February: Organising a Reunion, with Bill Shaw. Researching Ulster Doctors of the past, with Prof. R.S.J. Clarke. Belfast NIFHS, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. www.nifhs.org/belfast.htm 7.30-9.30pm. Details.
Monday 6 February: Emigration to Canada, with Mickey McGuinness, local historian and author. Foyle branch NIFHS, City's Central Library. 19:00 – 21:00pm. Details.
Monday 13 February: The Finances of Grand Juries in Ireland, with Dr Aidan Kane. Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway. 8pm. All welcome. Free. Details.
Tuesday 14 February: The Little Blue Flower (flax and linen), with Ken McElroy. Craigavon Historical Society. Civic Centre, Craigavon. 7:45pm.
Wednesday 15 February: Davy Crockett - The Ulster Scots Connection, with Belinda Mahaffy. Newbuildings & District Archaeological & Historical Society, Community Centre, 4 Duncastle Road. 7:30pm.
Thursday 16 February: Presbyterianism in Ulster under Threat - the Ejection of 1661, with Rev Professor Robert McCollum. 8pm. Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church, Nettlehill Road, Lisburn. Details.
Thursday 16 February: Irish Resources Online, with Chris Paton. Renfrewshire FHS, Paisley. Details
Thursday 16 February: The Civil War in County Waterford - Part I, with Pat McCarthy. Julian Walton's Winter Lecture series at Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Ballyphilip, Waterford. €5 includes refreshments.
Saturday 18 February: The Famine in Fermanagh, with John B. Cunningham. Fermanagh NIFHA. The Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen. 14:15 – 16:15pm Details.
Monday 20 February: Ulster Scots Connections, with Dr William Roulston. Larne branch NIFHS. The Board Room, ‘The Cliff’, Seacourt Road, Larne. 19:30 – 21:30pm. Details.
Tuesday 21 February: New Insights into the development of Skellig Michael World Heritage Site, with archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. Tralee Library. 7.30pm. All welcome. Details.
Thursday 23 February: Exploring Local History - Crime. Dr Janice Holmes, Dr Olwen Purdue and Dr Barry Sheen from OUI examine the theme and sources. PRONI staff present examples from their collections. PRONI, Belfast. 6.30-8pm. Free, but booking required.
Thursday 23 February: Tour through Ulster's Graveyards, with Dr William Roulston. Ballymena branch of the Northern Ireland FHS. Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street. 7.15pm. Enquiries.
Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February: WDYTYA? LIVE.Olympia, London. Full details. I'll do a show preview nearer the time.
Tuesday 28 February: Irish Migration Ships, with Dr. Brian Lambkin. Coleraine NIFHS. Coleraine Branch Library, Queen Street. 20:00-22:00pm.Details.
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