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Monday, 29 April 2013

This week's Irish genealogy/history events

Monday 29 April: Pioneers and Protesters - Exploring Irishwomen's History, with Dr. Myrtle Hill. Host: Stewartstown & District Local History Group. Venue: Crieve Centre, Stewartstown. Time: 8pm (after AGM). All welcome to the talk.

Wednesday 1 May to 31 May: Newtownards: A Pictorial History, an exhibition by Ards Historical Society. Venue: Newtownards Library, Queens Hall, Regent Street, Newtownards, Co Down BT23 4AB. Open during normal library hours. Free.

Wednesday 1 May to Wednesday 29 May: Digging the Monto – tenement archaeology and the 1913 Dublin Lockout, a photographic exhibition by Dr Thomas Kador in association with Terry Fagan and Martin Coffey. Charleville Library, North Strand, Dublin 1. Monday to Saturday: 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm. Free.

Wednesday 1 May: The Irish Co-operative Movement and the development of the Nation State, 1889–1932, with Patrick Doyle. Venue: IWHC, Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. 7:30pm. £3 Details: 0161 205 4007. Irish World Heritage ‏@IWHCmanchester 19m

Friday 3 May: Family History for beginners online. Castlewellan Library, 3 Upper Square
Castlewellan, Co Down BT31 9DA. 11am–12:30pm. Free. Bookings: 028 4377 8433.

Friday 3 May: The Fighting Irish Conference: For Flag and Country – The Emigrant Irish in Military Service. Venue: Gleeson's, The Square, Roscommon. Details.

Friday 3 May: 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 3 May to Sunday 12 May: 2013 National Famine Commemoration programme gets underway, centred on Kilrush in Co Clare. Dozens of events – walks, film screenings, readings, performance, dance, song, markets, demonstrations and exhibitions, plus lectures. See full progamme.

Friday 3 May: The role Australia played in the Irish Famine, with Tom Power. Part of the 2013 National Famine Commemorations programme. 7pm. Carrigaholt Parish Hall, Co Clare.