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Monday, 18 November 2013

Irish genealogy and history events to 23 November

Tuesday 19 November: Unionism, the Irish Covenant, and Irish Politics 1912-14, with Professor Brian M Walker. Part of the History to Blame programme. City Library, Grand Parade, Cork. 7.30pm. Free.

Tuesday 19 November: Narrative, Diaspora & Identity, with Dr Tony Murray, Director of the Irish Studies Centre. Venue: Room TM1-38, Tower Buiding, London Metropolitan University.  6-7.30pm. Free but booking required.

Wednesday 20 November: The Ogham Stones in County Carlow, with Dr Colman Etchingham. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. 8pm.

Wednesday 20 November: Poulnabrone – a tomb for the earliest farmers in the Burren, with Dr Ann Lynch. Host: Burrenbeo Trust. Venue: Tubber Village Hall, Tubber, Co Clare. 8.30pm. Details: Tel 091 638096 or email.

Wednesday 20 November: Irish genealogy 101, with Lisa Dougherty. A workshop for those who have established their ancestors' place of origin in Ireland. Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2969 USA. 6:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 20 November: A talk in recognition of the anniversary of the Manchester Martyrs, with Joe O'Neill. Irish History Talk Series at Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. Tel: 0161 205 4007. 7:30pm.  £3 admission.

Wednesday 20 November: Ordnance Survey maps and their origins, with Adrian Boyce. Host: North of Ireland FHS, North Armagh branch. Venue: Town Hall, 15-17 Edward Street, Portadown, Co Armagh BT62 3LX. 7:30pm. Details.

Thursday 21 November: Jackie Kennedy's roots in County Clare, with Jim Callaghan. Host: Clare Roots Society. Venue: Civic Rooms, Ennis Town Council, Drumbiggle, Ennis, Co Clare. 8pm. All are welcome. €5 for non-members.

Thursday 21 November: Anne Frank, an Irish Dimension, with Yanky Fachler. Host: The Jewish Historical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 7pm.

Thursday 21 November: Poverty in Victorian Belfast, with Robyn Atcheson. Host: North of Ireland FHS, North Armagh branch. Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, Co Down. 7.30pm. Details.

Thursday 21 November: The Plantation of Ulster: Process, People and Perspectives. The final part of the Island Voices Lecture Series is an illustrated talk by textile artist Deborah J Stockdale detailing how she researched, designed and created her own personalised response to the complex Plantation story. Her Narrative Art Quilt forms part of the Plantation Exhibition in Derry's Guildhall. Venue: Tower Museum, Derry-Londonderry. Lunch from 12:45. Lecture at 1pm. Booking essential. Free.

Thursday 21 November: Irish-Catholic women and modernity in 1930s Liverpool, with Dr Charlotte Wildman. Part of the 5th Annual Irish in Britain Seminar series. Host: Irish Studies Centre. Venue: Room TM1-38, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB. 6:30pm to 8pm. Refreshments provided. Free, but booking required. More information.

Thursday 21 November: Introduction to genealogy and local history, first of four-Thursdays course. Host: Irish Ancestors Direct. Venue: Kealgorm House, Limerick Road. Castleisland, Co. Kerry.7:30pm–9:30pm. Details: Tel 087 1527050.

Thursday 21 November: Life in Northern Ireland during WW2, Conference at PRONI, Belfast. 1:30pm–5pm, ending with launch of Philip Ollerenshaw’s new book: Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, Economic mobilisation and Society, 1939-45. FULLY BOOKED.

Friday 22 November: The heroes and villains of Ireland's Golden Age, the inagural Dr Aidan Breen memorial lecture, with Prof Donnacha O Corrain. Host: North Wexford Historical Society. Venue: Gorey Civic Centre. 8pm. Entrance free to members, €5 to non members.

Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November: Exploring Your Family History: Are You an Ulster Scot?, an exhibition and festival. Host: Donaghadee Historical Society and North of Ireland FHS. Opportunities to learn how to trace your roots using church records and other genealogy tools. Brochure.

Friday 22 November: Your family crest: What you may (and may not) like to know, with Julian Walton. Host: Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Edmund Rice Heritage & Conference Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford. 8pm. Admittance: €5.00 non-members.

Saturday 23 November: What's in a Name? Researching your Family Tree – the Next Steps, with Gillian Hunt. Part of the St Patrick's Centre Autumn Lecture Series: 'What’s in a Name? An Exploration of Local Placenames and Family Names'. Venue: St Patrick's Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down BT30 6LZ. 10.00am – 12.00noon. Booking Essential: Tel 44+ (0)28 4461 9000. £5 Admission.

Saturday 23 November: Irish Civil War Conference. Host: Old Athlone Society. Venue: Custome Barracks, Athlone. Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm. Tickets: €45 per person, includes conference pack, tea/coffee and light lunch. The conference dinner costs €30 extra. Booking. More details.