Monday, 4 February 2013

This week's history and genealogy events

Some interesting events for historians and genealogists are taking place this week.

Tuesday 5 February: The impact of the Plantation on the local landscape, with Heather Thompson. Host: Ballinascreen Historical Society. Venue: St Colm's High School, 8:00pm. Website.

Tuesday 5 February: The 18th Century Headstones of Wicklow, with Chris Corlett. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8.30pm. All welcome. Entry €3 (€2 for members). Website.

Tuesday 5 February: The lost settlement at Dunnalong, with Dr William Roulston. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: St Augustine's Church, within Derry's Walls. 7:30pm. All welcome. Details: Hazel Philson on 02871 346408.

Tuesday 5 February: Family History Online for Beginners. Killyleagh Library, High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down. 2-3:30pm. Booking: 028 4482 8407.

Wednesday 6 February: HistoryIreland Hedge School – Genealogy: Who does it think it is? A roundtable debate with editor Tommy Graham in the chair. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. Free.

Wednesday 6 February: The Other Irish: The Scots-Irish Rascals who Made America with Karen McCarthy discussing her book. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. Booking advised by email or tel: 44+ 028 90 534800. Time: 1-2pm. Free. UPDATE: This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

Wednesday 6 February: Piracy and Predation in early 17th century Ireland with Connie Kelleher. Part of the Below The Surface series of maritime stories on board the Jeanie Johnston, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. Doors 7:15pm. Tickets €15, available from

Thursday 7 February: Life as it was lived in days of war: accounts of the First World War held at PRONI, with Ian Montgomery. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. 7pm. Free. No booking.