Monday, 11 June 2012

Events for week commencing 11 June

All month: An exhibition – History of some Dublin Suburbs at Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Hours: 10am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 5pm Friday and Saturday. Free. Email:

Tuesday 12 June:
Understanding Church Records and their value to Family History by Dr. Jim Ryan. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dun Laoghaire College of FE, Cumberland St. 8pm.

Tuesday 12 June: Irish records, a lecture with Roz McCutcheon. Hampshire Genealogical Society/Andover Famiily History Group. Weyhill Fairground Hall, Weyhill, SP11 0QN. 7:30pm. Details.

Tuesday 12 June: Fishermen's Tales - Skerries Fishing Industry 1750-1870. Skerries Historical Society. All welcome. 8.15pm start at Keane's The Bus Bar, Strand Street, Skerries. Details.

Wednesday 13 June:
Betrayal in Irish Cultural History, with Gerry Smyth. This talk offers an analysis of the role of treason and betrayal in Irish cultural history during the modern era, against the backdrop of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger. It is based on a forthcoming book entitled The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in the Modern Irish Novel. Irish World Heritage Centre, Queens Road, Manchester M8. 8-9pm. £3. Details.

Saturday 16 June: Ulysses Bloomsday dramatisation. BBC Radio 4 will feature a major dramatisation of the work throughout the day beginning at 9.15am. Seven further parts will follow, insterspersed with commentary/edification from Mark Lawson in Dublin, until concluding just before midnight. The dramas will be available to download in clips, videos, character profiles and a series of blog posts. Details.

Saturday 16 June: Understanding The Great War, with the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association. Did someone in your family serve in The Great War? Do you have medals or documents? Bring them along and find out more. Frank O'Connor Library, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, Cork. 10am-1pm and 2-3:30pm.

Sunday 17 June: Swords, Pikes and Muskets, an historical re-enactment. National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7. Free. 3-4pm. No booking required.