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.
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