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Monday, 8 July 2013

Genealogy & history events in the week ahead

Since we're now well into the summer holiday period, the number of events taking place has shrunk quite dramatically. Thank goodness for the National Library of Ireland's Summer Genealogy series (Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August); it'll help to see us through what would otherwise be a lean time.

Don't forget that most of Northern Ireland closes the door of normality on Thursday afternoon (11th) and doesn't re-emerge until Tuesday next week (16th). All Libraries*, GRONI and PRONI will be closed.

Until Saturday 13 July:
Irish Historical Maps, on display at Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6. Free. Opening hours.

Tuesday 9 July:  Ireland’s Quakers and their records, with Christopher Moriarty, Dublin Quaker Library. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 9 July: The Shamrock Fund in WW1, with Brian White. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of FE, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. €3.00. 8pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 10 July: Violence, Politics and Voice: Irish Catholics in London and the Troubles in Northen Ireland, 1970-1981, with Sean Sorohan. Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, UK. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 11 July: Is there a doctor in your house? Family history records in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, with Harriet Wheelock, RCPI. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Saturday 13 July: Mayo Genealogy Group Workshop at the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. A monthly drop-in event for family history advice and chat. No booking required. Free. Details.

Sunday 14 July: Arbour Hill church and graveyard, Dublin, a guided tour with Paul O'Brien. 12noon. Booking essential as places limited. This tour is carried out in conjunction with the OPW as part of the Communities Initiative. Details and booking.


*LinenHall Library will be closed 11, 12 and 13 July; open Monday 15 July.