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Friday, 8 March 2013

Genealogy and history events to St Patrick's Day +

Sunday 10 March: On the Seventh Day She Rested, a Glasnevin Cemetery tour of the graves of Women Activists, to mark International Women's Weekend, with Shane Mac Thomais. Glasnevin, Co Dublin. 2:30pm. €3.

Tuesday 12 March: Family History for beginners. Dromore Library, 38 Market Sq, Town Hall, Dromore BT25 1AW. Co Down. 11am to 12:30pm. Free. Booking advised, on 028 926 92280.

Tuesday 12 March: The loss of the Dún Laoghaire Lifeboat off Bray in 1876, with James Scannell. Lecture follows AGM at about 8:30pm. Host: GSI. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Thursday 14 March: The Quest for Annie Moore, with Megan Smolenyak. Venue: Glucksman Ireland House @ New York University. 7pm. Tel: 212 998 3950 or email to confirm attendance.

Thursday 14 March: The People of the Lough Shore, with Dr David Hume talking about life around Larne 1790-1950. Larne Library, 36 Pound Street, Larne, Co Antrim. 6:30pm. Free.

Thursday 14 March:  St Patrick's Festival Genealogy Centre. Venue: Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Drop-in family history advice centre aimed at beginners and tourists. Lectures, exhibitors and free hands on genealogy guidance. 10am-5pm. Details.

Friday 15 March: Walking in the footsteps of your ancestors. A one-day immersion course. Learn how to research your family history. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Cost €45.00 Fully booked.

Friday 15 March:  St Patrick's Festival Genealogy Centre. Venue: Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Drop-in family history advice centre aimed at beginners and tourists. Lectures, exhibitors and free hands on genealogy guidance. 10am-5pm. Free. Details.

Saturday 15 March:  St Patrick's Festival Genealogy Centre. Venue: Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Drop-in family history advice centre aimed at beginners and tourists. Lectures, exhibitors and free hands on genealogy guidance. 10am-5pm.Details.

Sunday 17 March (and repeated Monday 18 March): Irish Genealogy Seminar at the Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Choose your preferred date. More details.

Sunday 17 March: St Patrick's Festival Genealogy Centre. Venue: Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Drop-in family history advice centre aimed at beginners and tourists. Lectures, exhibitors and free hands on genealogy guidance. 11am-4pm. Free. Details.

Sunday 17 March (and repeated Monday 18 March): An American Wake, a re-enactment of the ritual of departure experienced by thousands of emigrants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Performances, with music and songs, will be held at 1pm and 3pm on both days. Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Booking not necessary. Admission charges apply. Details.

Monday 18 March: St Patrick's Festival Genealogy Centre. Venue: Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Drop-in family history advice centre aimed at beginners and tourists. Lectures, exhibitors and free hands on genealogy guidance. 11am-3pm. Free. Details.

Monday 18 March: How to start your family history, with Gillian Hunt of the UHF. Venue: Belfast City Hall, 11am.