There are plenty of genealogy and history lectures and discussions taking place this week across the island.
Tuesday 23 April: Family History for beginners, with Tom Gribben. Banbridge Library, 23 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3AD. Free. Booking advised. Tel: 028 4062 3973.
Tuesday 23 April: Limerick and the American Civil War, with Damian Shields. Limerick City Library's History Lecture series. 8pm. Free. Refreshments will be served. All Welcome.
Wednesday 24 April: Councils and Corporations – Local Government in Belfast, with Ian Montgomery of PRONI. Venue: Linenhall Library, Belfast. 1pm. Free.
Wednesday 24 April: Casualties of the 1916 Rising, with special reference to County Louth, with Ray Bateson. Host: Annagassan and District Historical Society. Venue: The Loft History Hall (above Slan’s Pub) in Annagassan, Co Louth. 8pm. Places limited so be early. Entrance fee €5, includes tea/coffee after the lecture. All welcome.
Thursday 25 April: 'That Field Of Glory': Historical And Antiquarian Perspectives On The Battle Of Clontarf, with Prof. Colm Lennon. RSAI, Helen Roe theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm.
Thursday 25 April: Sources for studying the Ulster Plantation, with Dr William Roulston. Derry City Council’s Heritage and Museum Service Spring Lecture Series. Venue: Tower Museum, Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU. Time: 12.30pm. Free. Book on 028 7137 2411 or email.
Thursday 25 April: The Famine in the Dingle Peninsula, with Dr Kieran Foley. Host: Dingle Historical Society. Venue: Dingle Library, Co Kerry. 7.30pm.
Thursday 25 April: The Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a resource for Ulster Studies Dr Jacinta Prunty. Host: Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. 7:30pm. Venue: G01, 16 University Square, Queen's University Belfast.
Thursday 25 April: Young & Mackenzie – Networks and connections of patronage in the creation of Belfast’s built environment, c.1850-1940, with Dr Paul Harron. PRONI, Belfast. 1pm. Free, but booking advised on +44 (0)2890 534800
Saturday 27 April: Recent developments in Irish genealogy, with Sean Murphy. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 11am. Free, but donation requested for the Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation. Fully booked.
Saturday 27 April: The round towers of Ireland, with Brian Lalor. Hosts: Cloyne Literary & Historical Society and the Friends of Cloyne Cathedral. Venue: Cloyne Cathedral, Co Cork. 8pm. Fee at door €5.
Saturday 27 April: HistoryIreland Hedge School. Topic: Strumpet City (Dublin One City One Book). Dublin City Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 3.45pm. Free.
Sunday 28 April: Guided tour of Bully's Acre graveyard, with Paul O'Brien in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. 2pm. Free. Booking essential as places limited. Telephone +353 (0)87-6759934 or email.