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Monday, 26 August 2013

Events & lectures for the week ahead (26 Aug - 1 Sept)

In the aftermath of a very busy Heritage Week, you might think there's nothing on between now and the end of August. There's certainly a lull, but there are still some interesting events to enjoy:

Monday 26 August: The Dublin Lockout exhibition at the National Library of Ireland is now on display until March next year. It's free. Venue: 2 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tuesday 27 August: Key sources for family history at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), with Glynn Kelso, PRONI. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 27 August: The Book of Kells’ illuminations, a talk with Dr. Rosemary Power. Venue: Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge, Co Clare. 6:00pm. Free.

Wednesday 28 August: Opening up the nation's newspaper archives, with Phillip Martin of Irish Newspaper Archives. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 29 August: The 1913 Lockout, with Mario Corrigan. Venue: Leixlip Library, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Booking required: Email or telephone +353 (0)1 606 0050. Free. 7pm.

Thursday 29 August: Audio and Family History as Sources for Genealogy, with Derek Neilson, Genealogist. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 29 August: Unionist Volunteers, with Dr Timothy Bowman. First in the Volunteering in Ireland 1912–1916 lecture series at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. Free, but booking required.

Saturday 31 August: North of Ireland Family History Soceity Open Day. Explore the Research Centre and Library. Browse the book sale. Venue: Unit 4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. All free (including parking). 10:30am–4:30pm. Details.

Saturday 31 August: The Famine: a series of unfortunate events or genocide? A HistoryIreland Hedge School with Meredith Meagher, Conor McNamara, John Waters, Peter Gray. Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 2:45pm.

Saturday 31 August: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at the Gangs of New York Gathering, Kenmare, Co Kerry. Details.

Sunday 1 September: JFK in Ireland: style or substance? A HistoryIreland Hedge School with Michael Kennedy, Donal Fallon, Carole Holohan, Brian Hanley. Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 2:45pm.