Great mix of Irish genealogy and history lectures coming up over the next couple of weeks!
Monday 8 April: Songs of Emigration and Immigration, with Professor John A Murphy. Host: Cork AEC Lunchtime Lecture series. Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork City. 1pm–2pm. Free.
Thursday 11 April: ‘No Irish Need Apply’: the origins and persistence of a prejudice, with Professor Don MacRaild (Northumbria University). Venue: Tyneside Irish History Club, Gallowgate Lounge, Tyneside Irish Centre. 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG. Telephone: 0191 261 0384. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Free.
Thursday 11 April: Marine History of Cork - “Innisfallen", with Frank O'Sullivan. Host: Cork AEC Lunchtime Lecture series. Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place. Cork City. 1–2pm. Free.
Saturday 13 April: Irish genealogy seminar with Nick Reddan, Jenny Harkness, Linley Hooper and Beryl O'Gorman. Host: The Irish Ancestry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria. Venue: Celtic Club, Queen St, Melbourne. Price: $65.00 includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. Bookings via GSV (03)9662 4455.
Saturday 13 April: Tracing Your Ancestors, a one-day workshop hosted by Hibernia Roots. Venue: Crocanoir, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary. Contact John by tel: (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329, or email.
Monday 15 April. 101st anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Wreath laying ceremony at the Titanic Memorial in the City Hall grounds, Belfast. 12noon.
Tuesday 16 April: Billy Pitt Had Them Made – The Martello towers of Dublin, with Rob Goodbody. Also, The history of butter in Ireland, with Liam Downey. Foxrock Local History Club, Foxrock Pastoral Centre (behind church), Dublin 18. 8pm. €4. All welcome.
Wednesday 17 April: The Churches' Response To The Conflict In Northern Ireland, with Maria Power, IWHC, Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. 7:30pm. £3 Details: 0161 205 4007.
Wednesday 17 April: Emigration – The Derry Story, with Brian Lambkin. Venue: Waterside Libary, The Workhouse, 23 Glendermott Road, Derry. 7pm. Free. Details: 028 7134 2963.
Thursday 18 April: Art and the Public Domain, with Dr Amanda Croft. Part of the Urban Landscape – Civic Pride lecture series. Venue: PRONI. Time 1pm. Free, but booking advised: Tel 44 (0)2890 534800.
Saturday 20 April: Using vestry records for family history research, lecture with Dr Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society Ireland Branch. AGM (members only) at 2:30pm. Lecture (all welcome) 3:15pm. Free. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
Saturday 20 April: Catholic Records in the Workhouse, with Brian Plumb. Host: The North West Region of the CFHS. Venue: St Oswald’s Social Club, Padgate Lane, Warrington, WA1 3LB. 2pm. All welcome. Tel: 0161 903 9567 or email.
Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April: Irish Famine Tribunal, examining the British role in the Great Hunger. Fordham University Law School, 142 W. 62nd Street, New York City. Saturday at 10am. Sunday at 11am. Details.
Sunday 21 April: Strumpet City Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, with Shane MacThomáis and Ger O'Leary. Meet at Museum, 1pm. Booking recommended. Details.