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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Events for April

Until 22 April: Leaving Home: Emigration from Cobh, Circa 1920’s — Photographs from the Mount Brandon Collection. Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork.

Throughout April: 1912 Harland & Woolf Minute Book. On display in Reading Room, PRONI. Free.

Wednesday 4 April: Ireland and the First World War, with Professor Keith Jeffrey. Ulster Museum. 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 

Wednesday 4 April: Lost Voices from the Titanic, with Dr Nick Barratt. 1pm. PRONI Lecture Theatre. Booking essential. Free.

Friday, 6 April to Monday 9 April: 1916: Rebels & Revolutionary Walking Tours, Glasnevin Cemetery 2:30pm and 3:30pm daily. Adults €6, Advance booking advised.

Tuesday, 10 April: Tales from the Tenements: The Urban Folklore Project, with Dr. Cristoir MacCarthaigh. Dublin City Hall lunchtime lecture. The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free. Details: cityarchives@dublincity.ie

Tuesday 10 April:  St Brides Church of Ireland Parish Records, with Ronnie Wallace. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dun Laoghaire College of FE, Cumberland Street. 8pm.

Friday, 13 April: Destination America: Emigration through Queenstown/Cobh. A free public lecture with Dr. Alicia St Leger. 3:00pm. Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork.

Friday, 13 April to Saturday,14 April:
The London Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1830). Multi-disciplinary conference. Warwick University. Details.

Saturday 14 April:
Irish and Scottish Family History Day. Lanarkshire Family History Society. David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre. 10:00am to 4:30pm. Details

Tuesday, 17 April:
Stories from Dublin’s Blitz: The North Strand Bombing, with Ellen Murphy. Dublin City Hall lunchtime lecture. The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free. Details: cityarchives@dublincity.ie

Wednesday 18 April:
Overview of the 1916 Easter Rising, with Dr Fearghal McGarry. Drama Theatre, Stranmillis College, Belfast. 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Wednesday 18 April: Lost Voices of the Titanic, with Dr Nick Barratt. Society of Genealogists, London. 2:00pm to 3:00pm. £4.80/£6. 

Thursday, 19 April: Titanic, Belfast's Own, with Stephen Cameron. 6.30pm. PRONI Lecture Theatre. Booking essential. Free.

Thursday, 19 April: War of Indepencence: ‘Four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?. A History Ireland Hedge School at Cavan County Museum, Virginia Rd, Ballyjamesduff. 7.30-9.30pm.

Thursday 19 April: Advanced Irish Genealogy - Delving further into Irish sources. Connectquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY. 6.30pm.

Saturday, 21 April: IGRS Ireland Branch. The Landed Estate Court Rentals: now digitised but still a much underused source, with Aideen Ireland. Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. AGM at 2.30pm (members only), Lecture at 3.15pm (all welcome). Free. 

Saturday, 21 April: Organizing Your Genealogical Clutter, with Ronald Moore. Irish Family History Forum, New York. 11:00am. Details.

Saturday, 21 April: Connect with your past. A history roadshow for all the family, with Clogher Historical Society. 10am-5pm.

Tuesday, 24 April: Heirlooms and Hand-Me-Downs: Tales from Dublin’s Liberties, with Chris Reid. Dublin City Hall lunchtime lecture. The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free: Email: cityarchives@dublincity.ie

Tuesday, 24 April: All at Sea: Maritime records at PRONI, with Dr Ann McVeigh. 1pm. PRONI Lecture Theatre. Booking essential. Free.

Wednesday, 25 April: The Women’s Movement in Ireland 1910 – 1922, with Dr Myrtle Hill. Drama Theatre, Stranmillis College, Belfast. 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Thursday, 26 April: Local History — Families. PRONI and The Open University in Ireland (OUI). 6.30pm to 8.00pm at PRONI. Admission is FREE and open to all but booking essential.

Saturday, 28 April: Newry Family History Fair. At City Library. 10.00am—4.00pm. Dr Ann McVeigh will be delivering a talk at 2.00pm on Family History Resources available in PRONI.