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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A diary of May events

Wednesday 2 May: The Last Dance for Emigration, with Professor Lance Pettitt. Irish World HeritageCentre, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8. Part of the Irish History series. 8-9pm. £3. Details.

Wednesday 2 May:
The Growth of Irish Ireland, with Dr Miriam Moffitt. County Library, Tallaght, Dublin. 7pm. Free. Details.

Wednesday 2 May: Finding Irish relatives in America, with Judith E Wright. Local Studies room at Waterford City Central Library, Lady Lane. 6.30pm. Free. Details.

Wednesday 2 May: The Irish Revolution: From Rising to Truce, 1916-21, with Professor Michael Laffan. Drama Theatre, Stranmillis College. Queen’s University, Belfast. 7pm. Free but you need to register Phone 90-227500.

Sunday 6 May: From Poor Law to Free State Welfare and Healthcare in Co Kerry, 1918-32, with Dr Donnnacha Sean Lucey. Dingle History Society, An Diseart, Green Street. 8pm. All welcome.

Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May: Military Day at Springhill plantation house and grounds, with the Irish Great War Society. Magherafelt . 1-5pm, both days. Suitable for the family. Adults £6; children £3; family £15. Details.

Tuesday 8 May: Heraldry, with Mike McKeag. Lisburn Branch, NIFHS. Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street. 7.30-9.30pm.

Wednesday 9 May: The Irish Volunteers and the Ulster Volunteers. with Dr Miriam Moffitt. County Library, Tallaght, Dublin. 7pm. Free. Details.

Wednesday 9 May 2012: Michael Davitt, the Land League and the Land Acts, with Bernard O'Hara. Western Family History Association. Claregalway Hotel. 8.15pm. Details.

Wednesday 9 May: Partition, Treaty and Civil War, with Dr E Phoenix. Drama Theatre, Stranmillis College. Queen’s University, Belfast. 7pm. Free but you need to register. Phone 90-227500.

Thursday 10 May to Friday 11 May: The County House and its visitors, past, present and future. Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, NUI Maynooth. Programme.

Saturday 12 May: Two lectures: The Irish in India and Irish Census Substitutes. Irish Genealogical Research Society London Open Day at 34 Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, London. 10.30am to 1pm (followed by AGM, members only). £25 to members, £30 to non-members. Includes lunch and refreshments. Only a few remaining places. Please book to guarantee a seat. Details.

Saturday 12 May: 1641 Depositions – black propoganda or catalogue of massacre? A HistoryIreland Hedge School at Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. 2pm.

Monday 14 May:
The Siege of Derry – Genealogy of Siege Families, with Tony Crowe. Central Library, Foyle Street. Foyle Branch NIFHS. 7pm. Details.

Monday 14 May: John Rocque’s Clontarf 250 years ago, with Colm Lennon. Clontarf Historical Society. Resource Centre, St John the Baptist. 8.15pm. €4 for non-members.

Wednesday 16 May:
Irish Army deserters and the morality of neutrality. A HistoryIreland Hedge School at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. 7.30pm. No booking needed. Details.

Wednesday 16 May:
1916: Planning the Rising, Part 1, with Dr Miriam Moffitt. County Library, Tallaght, Dublin. 7pm. Free. Details

Wednesday 16 May: Northern Nationalists and Southern Unionists, 1916-1925, with Dr E Phoenix. Drama Theatre, Stanmillis College, Queen’s University, Belfast. Free but you need to register. Phone 90-227500.

Thursday 17 May: Taking Care of Your Collection, workshop with member of conservation staff. Pick up some tips on looking after your family papers. National Library of Ireland, Dublin. 11.00am – 12.30pm. Book.

Saturday 19 May:
IGRS Ireland Branch Open Day. Great line-up of four lectures. Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin. 10:00am - noon and 13:30pm - 16:30pm. Free. Details.

Saturday 19 May: Searching for your Methodist Ancestors, with Robin Roddie, Archivist, Methodist Historical Society. Fermanagh Branch NIFHS. The Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen. 2.15-4.15pm. Details.

Monday 21 to Saturday 26 May: Book Sale. Performance Area, Linen Hall Library, Belfast. 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday. 10am – 3pm Saturday.

Wednesday 23 May: Nationalism & Ulster Covenant, with Dr Eamon Phoenix. Shipyard Church, Westbourne Presbyterian Community Church, 149a Newtownards Road, Belfast. 7.30pm. Free. Refreshments available.

Wednesday 23 May: 1916: Planning the Rising, part 2, with Dr Miriam Moffitt. County Library, Tallaght, Dublin. 7pm. Free. Details

Friday 25 May: Family History Online – a workshop for beginners. Newry City Library. 11am – 12.30pm. Free but booking essential.

Wednesday 30 May: The 1916 Rising in Dublin, with Dr Miriam Moffitt. County Library. Tallaght, Dublin. 7pm. Free. Details