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Monday, 15 July 2013

Genealogy/history events: 15 – 21 July

Until end October: Power & Privilege: Photographs of the Big House in Ireland, 1858-1922, exhibition. Mon-Fri, 9:30-1pm; 2:15-5:30pm, last entry 5pm), Cork Archives, the Seamus Murphy Building, Great William O'Brien St, Blackpool, Cork

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July: Historic Graves workshop in Edenderry area (e.g. Ballymacwilliam), Co Offaly. Training in low-cost high-tech surveying methods as well as recording your own local oral histories. 9:30am – 4pm, or for whatever time you can spare. All welcome. Email/text your details to doshea@irelandxo.com or (085) 1925466. (Nominal charge of €10 to cover materials & equipment).

Tuesday 16 July: The Valuations Office - A Colourful Treasure Trove! with Maeve Mullin, Genealogist. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 16 July: Dublin's first coinage – the money of the Hiberno-Scandinavians, with Andy Woods. Milestons of Medieval Dublin series. Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8. 1:05pm – 1:45pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 16 July: Stradbally Hall – the evolution of an estate, with Dr Tom Cosby. 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.

Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July: Historic Graves workshop in Daingean area (eg Kilclonfert), Co Offaly. Training in low-cost high-tech surveying methods as well as recording your own local oral histories. 9:30am – 4pm, or for whatever time you can spare. All welcome. Email/text your details to doshea@irelandxo.com or (085) 1925466. (Nominal charge of €10 to cover materials & equipment).

Wednesday 17 July: Killegar House & estate, with Sue, Lady Kilbracken discussing the house and its papers. The latter have recently been archived and placed in storage at Leitrim County Library in Ballinamore. Carrick on Shannon and District Historical society. Venue: Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. 8:30pm.

Thursday 18 July: Of gunslingers, tarantulas, Elvis & Walt – a global history of the Irish abroad, with Turtle Bunbury. Venue: Lyrath Hotel, Dublin Road, Kilkenny City. 7:30pm. Tickets cost €10 at the door.

Thursday 18 July: The Irish roots of Jackie Kennedy, with Jim O’Callaghan, Genealogist. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July: The Famine Irish: Emigration and New Lives, the 3rd annual International Famine Conference. Venue: Strokestown Park House, Co Roscommon. Cost: €25, includes refreshments (and a light lunch on the Friday). Full programme.

Saturday 20 July: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at Ventry Regatta, Dingle, Co Kerry. 10am–5:30pm. Free guidance and online searching. More.

Sunday 21 July: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at The Stack Clan Gathering, Listowel, Co Kerry. 10am–5:30pm. Free guidance and online searching. More.