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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Genealogy, history & heritage events: mid-November

Continuing to Sunday 18 November:  Dublin Book Festival. Lots of wonderful literary events and new book launches. Centres on Temple Bar, Dublin. See the full programme.

Thursday 15 November: Ye Poor's Money, Presbyterian Charity in Early Ballynahinch: 1710-1734, with Horace Reid. Host: Presbyterian Historical ociety of Ireland. Venue: Edengrove Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch, Co Down. 8pm. Details.

Thursday 15 November: Covenanters in Cullybackey, with Dr William Roulston. Host: Cullybackey and District Historical Society. Venue: Cullybackey Community Centre, Cullybackey, Ballymena, Co Antrim. 8pm. Open to non-members.

Thursday 15 November: Pioneer among the gum-trees: The Nicholson letters from Australia, with Ann Johnston. North Down & Ards Branch of the NIFHS. Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, Upper Main Street, Bangor. 7:30-9:30pm. Details.

Saturday 17 November: Irish family history workshop. Host: Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Toronto Branch. North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. $50 OGS Members; $65 Non-members. Programme and details.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November: The science behind the scenes of the museum. A day of events, talks and screenings explaining the work of the Conservation Department of the National Museum (Decorative Arts & History). Venue: Collins Barracks, Dublin. Some events require booking. Details.

Sunday 18 November: Neutrality: principled or pragmatic?, a HistoryIreland Hedge School at the Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin. 6pm. Free. Joining 'Master' Tommy Graham will be Michael Kennedy (ed., Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, vol.VIII), Paul Bew (ed., A Yankee in de Valera’s Ireland: The Memoir of David Gray) and Neil Richardson (Dark Times, Decent Men—Stories of Irishmen in WWII).

Monday 19 November: Rag bushes, with Kate Ryan. Birr Historical Society. Dooly's Hotel, Birr. 8pm.

Tuesday 20 November: Conserving the Great Parchment Book of Derry, at the London Metropolitan Archives, Clerkenwell, London EC1. An Open Studio event. Choose 10am to noon, or 2-4pm. No booking necessary. Free. Details.

Tuesday 20 November: A visit to the Mellon Migration Studies Department, with the Omagh Branch of the NIFHS. Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh. 7:15-9:15pm. Details.

Wednesday 21 November:  Women in 1970s and ‘80s Ireland: Activists, Lobbyists, Politicians, with Dr Ciara Meehan (UCD) and Claire McGing (NUIM). Part of the Bibliofiles series of lectures providing a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the NLI’s facilities to talk about the research and work they have carried out there. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin. Admission Free. All welcome. No booking required. 7pm.