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Monday, 29 July 2013

Genealogy & history: Things to do in the week ahead

Tuesday 30 July: Sense of Place through Irish Life and Lore, with Jane & Maurice O’Keeffe, Irish Life and Lore. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August:  Mother Jones Festival. Shandon area of Cork City with numerous events, lectures and more. Programme.

Tuesday 30 July: Castle Durrow – Nixers in the 17th century, with Shelly Stokes. Part of the A Celebration of Architecture: the Big Houses of Laois series of lectures. Venue: Portlaoise Library. Time: 8pm. Cost: Free. Details: 00 353 (0)57 8622333.

Tuesday 30 July: Visualising Scottish Settlement in Ulster: the legacy of the plantation maps, with Dr Annaleigh Margey. Part of the Ulster-Scots History & Heritage Lecture Series. Venue: Tower Museum, Derry. 7pm. Free.

Wednesday 31 July: On the trail of the mid-Antrim covenanters – a museum tour with Dr William Roulston. 1-5pm. £10 includes all admissions, transport and refreshments. Booking essential, from The Braid, Ballymena. Details.

Thursday 1 August: Migration in Down History, with Dr Paddy Fitzgerald. Venue: Newry Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry, Co Down BT34 1DG. 12:30pm. Free. For more details, tel: 028 3026 4683.

Thursday 1 August: Emigrant records, with William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 1 August: Thousands are sailing: a history of Irish migration through song, with Dr John Moulden. Venue: Newry Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry, Co Down BT34 1DG. 7:30pm. Free. For more details, tel: 028 3026 4683.

Friday 2 August: Newry Heritage Day. Find out about available Irish history and local studies reference materials and learn about useful family history resources. Venue: Newry Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry, Co Down BT34 1DG. 10am–4pm. Free. For more details, tel: 028 3026 4683.

Friday 2 August: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow. Free advice and database access. Mobile unit visiting Caherciveen Celtic Music Festival. 10am–5pm. Free.

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 August: New Zealand's Family History Fair, Venue: Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, NZ. Programme of seminars and list of exhibitors here.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August: Family History Fair, including programme of talks. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast. GSI, NIFHS. For more details, see last week's blogpost.

Saturday 3 August: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow. Free advice and database access. Mobile unit  visiting North Kerry Week in Listowel. 10am to 5pm.

Sunday 4 August: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow. Free advice and database access. Mobile unit  visiting Ballybunion Bachelor Reunion. 10am to 5pm.