Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Irish genealogy and history events 18–22 March 2014

Tuesday 18 March: The Irish genealogies – Irish history’s poor relation? Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle will present the Breandán O’Buachalla Memorial Lecture. Host: Irish Texts Society. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free, no booking required. 6:30pm.

Tuesday 18 March: Visual imagery of the Great War, with Marie Bourke. Venue: Lecture Theature, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. 10:30am. Free.

Tuesday 18 March: The Battle of Clontarf story in 18th and 19th-century Irish manuscripts, with Meidhbhin Ni Urdail. Part of the RIA's lunchtime lecture series Spring 2014. Venue: Meeting Room, RIA, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2. 1–2pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 March to 4 July: Exhibition: The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America. This exhibition is dedicated to the many men and women who tried to establish a bit of ‘home’ in the United States by joining county societies, most notably the United Irish Counties Association which was set up as an umbrella body in 1904. Free admission. All welcome. Linenhall Library, Belfast. Details.

Wednesday 19 March: The road to revolution and partition 1885–1925, with Dr Eamon Phoenix, and The Protestant Churches and the Third Home Rule Crisis, 1912-14, with Professor Laurence Kirkpatrick. Venue: Iveagh Cinema, Banbridge, Co Down. Free. 8pm.

Wednesday 19 March: A new perspective on the Irish Citizen Army, with Ann Matthews. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144, Pearse Street, Dublin. 6:30pm.

Wednesday 19 March: Kidnapped, Transported, Forgotten. White Slave Children in
Colonial America, 1660-1720
, with Dr. Richard Hayes Phillips. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1:00 to 2:00pm. Free but booking essential. Email PRONI to secure your place at

Wednesday 19 March: Rocky Road to Dublin: Easter Rising Reflections, with Cliff Housley. 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 19 March: Irish Genealogy 101, with Lisa Dougherty. Rescheduled from storm-hit previous Wednesday. Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, Broadway, Albany, NY. 6:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 19 March: Portrait of an Edwardian Town, with Peter Pearson. Host: Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society. Venue: Kingston Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3.50.

Wednesday 19 March: Why you can't find your ancestors even though they're there, with John Grenham. Venue: Armagh Irish and Local Studies Library, 43 Abbey St, Armagh BT61 7DY. 12:30–2:30pm. Free but need to book. Phone:028 3752 3142.

Thursday 20 March: Impact of the Great War on Ireland with Philip Orr. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society North Down & Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, Co Down. 7:30pm.

Thursday 20 March: 'Under the great comedian's tomb', the funeral of Parnell, with Frank Callanan. Host: TCD. Venue: Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin. 7pm. Tickets: €10. Booking: +353 (0)1 882 6550.

Thursday 20 March: Offaly & the First World War, with Michael Byrne. Host: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore. 8pm.

Thursday 20 March: First World War sources at PRONI, an evening of presentations. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:00-8:00pm. Details. Free but booking essential, here.

Friday 19 March: Women in the Irish Census of 1911: How much has changed in 100 years?, with Catriona Crowe. Venue: Newry City Library, Hill St, Newry, Down BT34 1DG. 12:45–2:30pm. Free but need to book. Phone: 028 3026 4683.

Friday 21 March: Midlands men in the American Civil War, with Damian Shiels. Host: Edenderry Historical Society. Venue: Edenderry Parish Centre (behind St Mary's RC Church). 8pm. All welcome. Admission €2.

Saturday 22 March: Commemoration of the (1914) Irish Citizen Army March. Venue: Liberty Hall, Dublin. 3-4pm, includes a performance, music and a lecture with Ann Matthews on the foundation of the ICA. Free. All welcome.