Friday, 20 September 2013

Culture Night comes but once a year

The island of Ireland will go culture bonkers this evening when Culture Night takes hold. There are hundreds of fabulous opportunities to learn and to stimulate the old grey cells, so no excuses!

Below are just a few of the events taking place. I've selected the most obvious genealogy happenings, North and South, and added in a few others that appealed to me, but your best plan is to look through the programmes (links below).

Have fun! It's only once a year.

Athy, Co Kildare: Battle your way through the History of Athy. Irish History Live travels from Stone Age to modern times. Inter-active hands-on display suitable for all ages. Athy Library, Emily Square. 5pm to 7pm. Tel: 059 8631144. Details.

Belfast: An evening of talks, with North of Ireland FHS at the National. 4pm – 9pm.

Belfast: PRONI, events and tours at Titanic Boulevard, and two talks in City Centre.

Cavan: Accessing the Sources with Cavan Genealogy. 1st Flr, Farnham Centre. 6pm - 8pm.

Dublin: Genealogy Service at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. 5pm – 10pm.

Dublin: Family History Night at Dublin City Library & Archive. 6pm to 9pm. Talk to experts, try out sources, look at exhibitions, get new ideas! Advice and suggestions offered throughout the evening, and first-time researchers are particularly welcome.

Dublin: Chance to see Gaelic Irish family manuscripts, the Irish Historic Towns Atlas display and the 18th century house. Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 5pm to 9pm. Tours.

Galway: War and Revolution in Galway 1913-1923. Twelve notable historians will give short illustrated presentations. Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade. 6pm to 8pm. Tel: 091 532460.

City Archives on display, including many artifacts normally kept under lock and key. Council Chamber, City Hall. 5pm to 7:30pm.

Guided tours of the Russell Library, home to a unique collection of manuscripts, archives and early printed works and a fine example of Pugin architecture. Hourly tours from 3pm. Last tour 6pm. First-come, first-served. NUI Maynooth.

Belfast programme of events.
Dublin programme of events .
Regional programme of events.