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Monday, 2 September 2013

Genealogy & history events, first week of September

Monday 2 September: Irish women and WW2, with Mary Muldowney. Celbridge Historical Society. Venue: Celbridge Library, Co Kildare. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday 4 September: Local history resources, a talk followed by a short film from the Digital Film Archive. Brownlow Library, 2 Brownlow Road, Craigavon, Co Armagh BT65 5DP. Free. 11am–12noon. For details, tel: 028 3834 1946.

Thursday 5 September: Resources at the LDS, with Roger Whittaker. Host North of Ireland FHS, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Details.

Thursday 5 September: Young Citizen Volunteers, with Dr Timothy Bowman. Second of the Volunteering in Ireland 1912–1916 lecture series at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. Free, but booking required.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at the Daniel O'Connell Weekend, Caherciveen. Details.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September: Birr Famine Workhouse conference. Host: Birr Historical Society. Venue: Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr. Conference will be followed by a visit and tour of the workhouse itself.  Fee: €25 per person attending. For more information, email or tel Ann Ward on + 353 (0) 86 305 1697.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September: Irish religious history: Catholic, Protestant, and beyond? Host: Centre for the study of Irish Protestantism and Department of History, NUI Maynooth. Venue: Renehan Hall (South Campus). Details.

Saturday 7 September:
Royal Irish Constabulary Seminar, with Prof Eunan O'Halpin, Jim Herlihy, Tom Carew, Jim McDonald. Chair: Dermot Meleady. Pascal Donohue, TD, Minister for European Affairs will open seminar at 2pm. Venue: Wynne's Hotel, 35 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Saturday 7 September: The National Family History Fair, Premier Inn, Newbridge Street, Newcastle, UK. 10am–4pm. Entrance fee £3. Details.

Saturday 7 September: Researching Irish ancestry, with Dr William Roulston. National Family History Fair, Newcastle, UK. 12noon. Advance tickets £4. Details.