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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

This week's history and genealogy events

Tuesday 2 April: Bygone days on the farm, with Fred Faulkner. Host: Ballinascreen Historical Society. Venue: Rath Dubh hall, Moneyneena, Co LondonDerry. 8:00pm. Details.

Tuesday 2 April: Who Feared to Wear the Red Hand Badge!, Songs & Poems of 1913 Lockout, performed with historical commentary by Francis Devine with guest singers. Part of the 'Dublin: One City, One Book Festival'. Venue: The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Time: 1:10-1:50pm. Admission Free.

Tuesday 2 April: St. Brendan’s Mental Hospital, Grangegorman, 1814 – 2013, its history and archives, with Brian Donnelly. Host: Irish Society for Archives. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive 138-144, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Wine Reception at 6pm. All welcome. Free. Lecture at 6:30pm.

Wednesday 3 April to Friday 5 April: Clare Roots Conference fringe events, Ennis. Some need to be booked. Details.

Thursday 4 April: The West Kerry Experience during the First World War, with Thomas F. Martin. Dingle Library, Sráid an Dóirín, Dingle, Co Kerry. 7.30pm. Free.

Friday 5 April: Family History for Beginners Online. Castlewellan Library, 3 Upper Square, Castlewellan, Co Down. 11:00am–12:30pm. Free but booking essential. Tel: 028 4377 8433.

Friday 5 April to Saturday 6 April: Clare Roots Conference, Official opening and lecture on the Friday evening; Saturday day-seminar followed by optional Gala Dinner. Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare. Costs, full programme of lectures and bookings here.

Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April: Walls 400 – History conference. A line up of experts will be discussing Derry's Walls in a bid to shake up perceptions of this national monument. Talks and workshops. Venue: Verbal Arts Centre by Bishop's Gate, Derry.