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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Events for last week September and first of October

Saturday 29th, IWHC Manchester
Tuesday 25 September: Irish America and the Struggle for Freedom in Ireland, with Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Féin, at Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel Campus. Free public event. 8pm. For more details, tel 00 1 203-582-8652.

Thursday 27 September: The Story Arc Of The Covenant: from signature to screen, with presenter William Crawley and producer Brian Henry Martin. Part of the Change, Conflict and Transformation, 1912-1922 Lecture Series. Venue: PRONI, Belfast Titanic Quarter. Free, but booking essential. 6.30pm. This lecture will focus on the making of Ulster Covenant, a one-hour documentary which is due to be broadcast on regional (NI) BBC1 at 9pm.

Thursday 27 September: Friends in High Places - Ulster's resistance to Irish Home Rule 1912-14, book launch. Guest Speakers will be Mike Nesbitt MLA and Lord Bew of Donegore. Light refreshments and parking provided. Christ Church Library, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, College Square East. Belfast, BT1 6DL. 7:30pm.

Friday 28 September: Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition, a day-long family heritage event focussed on Cork City and County's rich tradition and culture. Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork. Local genealogy and history societies will be exhibiting. 10am-7m. Details.

Friday 28 to Saturday 29 September: Voicing the past: oral history and heritage in Ireland. The Oral History Network of Ireland presents its annual conference. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare.  Programme.

Saturday 29 September: The Top 10s of Genealogy, with Bridget Bray. Free session at New York Irish Center. Space limited, so email to book your place. From 2pm.

Saturday 29 September: A Terrible Beauty Is Born 1912-1922, a one-day conference at Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester. 10am-4pm. £15/£12 includes lunch and refreshments. Details.

Sunday 30 September: Explore Your Genealogy, with Carolyn Williams, NZ Society of Genealogists, Family Research Centre, Panmure. 10am-12noon. Part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Free, but booking required. 

Tuesday 2 October: Caring for the history of the profession: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland archive collections, with Harriet Wheelock. Hosted by the Irish Society of Archives. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Stree. Public lecture at 6.30pm. Free. Wine reception at 6pm. All welcome.

Thursday 4 October: Celebrating Ireland's Archival Heritage Conference, Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway. Very interesting programme with well-respected speakers. Details.

Friday 5 October: The Civic Guard Mutiny, with Dr Brian McCarthy. Garda Siochana Historical Society. Garda Club, Harrington Street, Dublin. 7.30pm. All welcome. 

Saturday 6 October: An introduction to Irish family history, with Dr Irene O'Brien. Mitchell Library, Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN. 10am-1pm. £15. To book: tel: 0141 287 2999.

Saturday 6 October: Irish genealogy workshop, with Tom Toohey. Six ways to research your family history. Part of a series of three workshops, each independent of the others. Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. 2pm. Space limited. Registration required. Tel: 978 388 8148.

Saturday 6 October: Local History Day, at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin. See programme. Free, but booking essential.