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Monday, 25 November 2013

Irish genealogy and history events to close November

Monday 25 November: Battle of Mount Street Bridge 1916, with Paul O'Brien. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Pillar Rooms. Access via Blue Gate, Parnell Sq. East, Dublin 1. At 1pm. Free.

Monday 25 November: Why can’t you all just get along? Unpacking politics and emotion in conflict transformation?, with Adrian Lyttle and Juliet Rogers of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Host: Institute of Irish Studies. Venue: Room 03/006B, Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University Belfast. 1:00pm–2:00pm.

Monday 25 November: The Scots Border Reivers, with Jonathan Gray. Host: Stewartstown and District Local History Society. Venue: The Crieve Centre, The Square, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone. 8:00pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 26 November: Sources at the Military Archives for local and family history, with Comdt Padraic Kennedy. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Pillar Rooms. Access via Blue Gate, Parnell Sq. East, Dublin 1. At 1pm. Free.

Tuesday 26 November: Using DNA for family history, with Dr Tyrone Bowes. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine. 8pm–10pm.

Wednesday 27 November: Fighting for Freedom: Slavery and the American Civil War, with Brett Irwin. Host: PRONI. Venue: Linenhall Library, Belfast. Free. Booking recommended. 1pm.

Wednesday 27 November 27: Irish genealogy workshop, with Lisa Dougherty. Irish American Museum, Broadway, Albany, New York State, USA. 11am–1pm. Free.

Wednesday 27 November: Southern Protestant experiences during the War of Independence and the Civil War: voices from Church of Ireland Diocesan Synods, 1919-23, with Professor Brian Walker. Host: Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars. Venue: Neill Hoey Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. 4pm–5pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 27 November:The British Army in Ireland 1913, with Tony Kinsella. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Pillar Rooms. Access via Blue Gate, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1. At 1pm. Free.

Thursday 28 November 2013 – 30 March 2014: Formation of the Irish Volunteers, an exhibition at Glasnevin Museum. Dublin. Details.

Thursday 28 November: Cumann na mBan activities in Co. Louth, 1914–1923, with Ailbhe Rogers. Venue: Dundalk County Museum, Carroll Centre, Roden Place, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Free. 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Details: 042 932 7056.

Thursday 28 November: Who were the Irish Volunteers - a case study, with Lar Joye. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Pillar Rooms. Access via Blue Gate, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1. At 1pm. Free.

Thursday 28 November: Exploring family history in West Ulster, with Boyd Grey. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena. 7:15pm–9:15pm.

Thursday 28 November: The Burning of Patrick Street, Compensation and Rebuilding, with Michael Lenihan. Free Lunchtime lecture series at Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. Cork City. 1pm.

Thursday 28 November: Looking back on Titanic’s legacy, an illustrated talk with Philip Armstrong asking why there is still so much interest in Titanic 100 years after her demise. Venue: Drawing offices, Titanic House, Titanic Belfast. £4. Buy tickets.

Friday 29 November: 'The future of the movement depends on our remaining at our posts’; The Irish Volunteers 1913-1915, with Dr Daithi O’Corrain. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Time: 8pm. Non-members welcome.

Friday 29 November: Countess Markievicz and the idea of Ireland, with Lauren Arrington. Host: Irish Association of Industrial Relations. Venue: DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin. 1pm. Free.

Saturday 30 November: Local Resources for Discovering Family History. A Discussion and visit to the Heritage Collection of Downpatrick Library, with Dr William Roulston and Gillian Hunt. Part of the St Patrick's Centre Autumn Lecture Series. Venue: St Patrick's Centre, 53A Market Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down BT30 6LZ. Booking essential: Tel 00 44+ (0)28 4461 9000. £5 Admission. 10am–12.00noon.