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Monday, 1 July 2013

Irish genealogy and history events this week

Until 9 July: Every townland earned its name in song: John Hewitt's Ulster Scots tradition, exhibition. PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. During normal opening hours.

Until 28 July: Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Exhibition, Tarquin Blake’s photos on display at Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny City. The exhibition documents the end of the landed aristocracy in Ireland and the demise of their country mansion houses. 9am–5pm.  More information.

All month: Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives exhibition. Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry. Free.

Tuesday 2 July: Connections, Relationships & Opportunities when Ireland Reaches Out, with Henry Healy, Ireland XO. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 2 July: Life in a medieval town: the grim details, wtih Liam Mannix. Venue: Cashel Library, Friars St, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. Summer lecture series. 7:15pm. Free.

Tuesday 2 July: County Monaghan Genealogy 'Home to the Little Hills'. Official launch of the training programmes scheduled to take place in Monaghan 14-17 Oct, and Carrickmacross 21-24 October. Launch venue: The Market House, Market St, Monaghan Town. 7:30pm. Need to book.

Thursday 4 July: Sources for Family Research at the Military Archives, with Padraic Kennedy, Military Archives. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 4 July: Irish migrant networks: the Ribbon Society in England, c.1830s-1870s, with Dr Kyle Hughes (Northumbria University). Venue: Gallowgate Lounge, Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG, UK. Telephone: 0191 261 0384. 7:30–9:30pm. Free.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July: Eneclann Genealogy Roadshow, part of the Swift Satire Festival. Venue: Trim Castle Hotel. Saturday 11am–7pm. Sunday 11am–5pm. Free, but donations accepted.