Until 30 March: The Dublin Lockout Exhibition at National Library of Ireland, No 2 Kildare St, Dublin 2. This major exhibition shows Ireland in 1913 as a country in turmoil, divided by the issue of Home Rule – self-government for the country. Against this backdrop, a violent industrial conflict took centre stage. The exhibition draws upon the NLI’s extensive historical and literary collections. It combines original documents, such as Jim Larkin’s hastily scribbled advice to union colleagues on the eve of “Bloody Sunday”, with multimedia presentations. Open 7 days/week.
Monday 27 January: Sporting activity and wagering in 18th century Ireland, with Kieran Sheedy. Host: North Clare Historical Society. Venue: The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Co Clare. 8pm. Admission: €5.
Monday 27 January: The founding of the Irish Volunteers in Limerick 1914, with Tom Toomey. Host: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, SCR, Limerick. 8pm. Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 28 January: Griffiths Revisions Books, an illustrated talk with Dr. Bill MacAfee. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Derry-Londonderry. 8:00–10:00pm. Details.
Tuesday 28 January: Protestants and the Irish Language – Past and Present, with Gordon McCoy from ULTACH. Venue: Newcastle Library, Co Down. Tel: 028 4372 2710. Admission to this talk is free and everyone is welcome. 6:30pm. Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 28 January: Every picture tells a story: photographs, posters and cartoons from the Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914, by Hugh McShan. Brownlow Library, Craigavon, Armagh BT65 5DP. Tel: 028 3834 1946. Free. 6:45pm.
Wednesday 29 January: Using Church Records for Family and Local History - First Steps, with Valerie Adams. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of PRONI's Overlooked Archival Sources lecture series. 1pm. Admission is free but you need to book by email.
Wednesday 29 January: 100 Years On: Addressing the Issue of Shell-Shock and Ireland’s involvement in the Great War, with Michael Robinson. In association with Nottingham Irish Studies Group, www.nottinghamisg.org.uk Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH. 7.30pm-9.00pm. Tickets: £3 on the door. Refreshments included. Tel: 0115 8373097.
Wednesday 29 January: Dublin's Little Jerusalem. Did you or your parents grow up in Portobello among the Jewish community in the 1920s/30s/40s/50s/60s? What are your happy memories of your Jewish neighbours & friends? What stories did your parents pass on to you? Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. 5:30–7:30pm. Free and booking essential. An unusual event to take part in. See details.
Wednesday 29 January: Recreating the Battle of Mount Street Bridge: opportunities and problems in the digital era, with Dr Hugh Denard. Lecture followed by Q&A and discussion. Host: Centre for Contemporary Irish History, TCD. Venue: Neill Hoey Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. 4:00pm. Free.
Thursday 30 January: The Origins of Social and Philanthropic Housing in the 19th century, with . Free Lunchtime lecture series at Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Emmett Square, Cork City. 1pm.
Thursday 30 January: Their fight for Irish freedom, with Tim Horgan. Host: Heritage Iveragh. Venue: Tech Amerin Arts & Education Centre, Waterville, Co Kerry. 8pm. All welcome.
Thursday 30 January: Civil Registration Records Online, with Alistair Butler. Host: Ballymena Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena. 7:15pm. £1/£3 members/non-members.Details.
Thursday 30 January: Phthisis, Melancholia, Childbirth: hospitals and patients in early 20th century Dublin census records, with Catriona Crowe. School of Nursing and Midwifery, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2. 5:15pm. Free, but email booking advised.
Friday 31 January: Kith and Kin: The Continuing Legacy of the Scots-Irish in America, with Alister McReynolds. Venue: Killyleagh Library,52 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down BT30 9QF. 1:15pm. Free. For more information, tel: 028 4482 8407.
Saturday 1 February: The Poor Law and Assisted Emigration during the Great Famine, with Dr Gerry Moran. The 13th Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture. Venue: Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, Tyrone BT78 5QY. 11am. Booking is preferred but not essential. Contact: Christine Johnston, Tel: 028 8225 6315. Email. £12.00 (£10.00 concession for students, unwaged and senior citizens). Cost includes morning tea/coffee before lecture.