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Monday, 13 January 2014

Irish genealogy and history events 13-19 January 2014

Until 22 March: Formation of the Volunteers, an exhibition at Prospect Gallery, Glasnevin Museum featuring a number of artefacts donated by families whose ancestors had been members of the two volunteer traditions. Included is Roger Casement's New Testament, probably given to him by his father. See picture below. Exhibition open 7 days a week. Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. Details.

Monday 13 January: The Workhouse, an illustrated talk with Patsy Durnin. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society Foyle Branch. Venue: Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6A. 7pm–9pm.

Monday 13 January: Christmas Past &ndash: Family Traditions, Mementoes & Oral History. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre of Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7:00pm–9:15pm. Details.

Monday 13 January:  Pick up a musket! Free weapon demonstrations and a chance to handlge both original and replica 1798 Rebellion weapons. Venue: National 1798 Centre. Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. 2pm. Phone +353 53 923 7596.

Monday 13 January: Christmas Past – Family Traditions, Mementoes & Oral History. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society Newtownabbey Branch. Drama Theatre of Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7:00pm – 9:15pm.

Monday 13 January: A Clontarf perspective on the Battle of Clontarf, with Dennis McIntyre. Part of the Battle of Clontarf commemoration series of lectures hosted by Clontarf Historical Society and Raheny Heritage Society. Venue: Clasac Theatre, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. 8:15pm. Members free, non-members €5. Tea and coffee after lecture.Details: Kay Lonergan, +353 1-8338711.

Tuesday 14 January: Kingstown—Dún Laoghaire and the 1913 Lockout, with Charles Callan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3.

Wednesday 15 January: The desperate fight to save the harvest of 1946 and the bad weather of 1946/7, with Pádraig Laffan. Host: Carlow Historical  and Archaeological Society. Venue: Tullow Community Centre. 8.00pm. Details.

Wednesday 15 January: Who Fears to Wear the Red Hand Badge?, an illustrated talk about the Great Dublin Lock-Out of 1913, its local impact and its aftermath, with Francis Devine, Fergus Russell, and representatives of Millmount Research Unit. Host: Old Drogheda Society. Venue: Governor’s House, Millmount, Drogheda. 8 pm. All welcome. Tel: +353(0)41 983 3097.

Wednesday 15 January: Bearing all kinds of witness to war: finding violence in revolutionary Ireland, with Dr Anne Dolan. Host: Centre for Contemporary Irish History. Venue: Neill Hoey Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College, Dublin. 4:00–5:00pm. Free.

Wednesday 15 January: A Sense of Place – through townland names, with Finbarr O'Regan. Western Family History Association. Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 8:15pm. Details.

Thursday 16 January: Architecture and the new state; public architecture in Ireland 1914-2014, with John McLaughlin. Free Lunchtime lecture series at Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. Cork City. 1pm.

Saturday 18 January: Genealogy help and lecture. Help session, with Kathleen McGee at 10am, followed by the Joseph Coen at 11am. Host: Irish Family History Forum (Long Island, New York). Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714. USA.

Saturday 18 January: Maps and Administrative Divisions, with Frank McHugh, Mervyn Hall and Clive Johnston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society Fermanagh Branch. 2:15–4:15pm. Details.

Roger Casement's New Testament is one of many surprising
artefacts donated to the Volunteers Exhibition, Glasnevin Museum