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Monday, 7 April 2014

Irish genealogy & history events, 7–13 April

Until end of May:The Irish and the Erie Canal  Exhibition.Venue: The Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207, USA. Open Wednesdays and weekends. Details.

Monday 7 April: The War Dead of North Down and Ards, with Barry Niblock. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Co Down. 7pm.

Monday 7 April: Art and Victorian Social Reform, with Dr Niamh A O'Sullivan. Host: History Faculty, as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub, Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick. 1pm–2pm. Free.

Tuesday 8 April: Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and the Northmen of Dublin, with Dr Howard B Clarke. Host: Dublin City Library & Archive. Venue: Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 1:10pm to 1:50pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 8 April: Earliest Monastic Sites in Ancient Corca Dhuibhne, with Dr. Tomás Ó Carragáin. Tralee Library, Co Kerry. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 8 April: Female Transportation to Australia, with John O'Connell. Host: Cloyne Literary and Historical Society. Venue: Hartys Bar, Church Street, Cloyne, Cork. 8pm. All welcome to attend. 3 euro admission to visitors. Details: Caitriona 087-2254164.

Tuesday 8 April: Irish voices from the Great War, with Philip Orr. Venue: Library Arts Space, Market Square, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. 8pm. All welcome. No booking. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Enquiries: +353 (0)42 9665779.

Tuesday 8 April: The Battle of Clontarf, with Darren McGettigan. Venue: Monaghan County Museum, Hill Street, Monaghan. 8pm. Free admission. Details, tel: 353 (0) 47 82928.

Tuesday 8 April: Cootehill and the Great War, with Hugh O'Brien. The final lecture in a series exploring the local area's response to WW1. Venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge St, Cootehill, Co Cavan. 7pm. Free, but booking advised as places are limited. Tel: (0)49 555 9873.

Tuesday 8 April: The Battle of Clontarf: the archaeological evidence? with Stephen Harrison. Host: Royal Irish Academy. Library Lunchtime Lecture Series 2014. Venue: Meeting Room, RIA, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1–2pm. No need to book.

Tuesday 8 April: Maritime Matters, with Brian Scott. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St., Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. €3.

Tuesday 8 April
: Tracing your family history, with Cork Genealogical Research Society as part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork. 11am. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 9 April: The Bagenalstown-Borris Railway, with Fr Pierce Murphy. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. 8pm.

Wednesday 9 April: Hungry for change – the effect of the Famine on Irish migration, with Ann McVeigh. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Time: 1–2pm. Admission is FREE but booking is essential. Email proni@dcalni.gov.uk to reserve your place.

Thursday 10 April: So who do you think you are? Exploring your family history in Limerick, with Limerick Genealogy. Host: Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Watchhouse Cross Library, Limerick City. 10:30am–12:30pm. Need to be comfortable with computer and Internet. Advance booking required (Catriona/Aoife +353 61 496542) as numbers are limited.

Thursday 10 April: Voicing the Past – how to record and preserve stories of the past, with Dr Mary McCarthy. Host: History Faculty, as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub, Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick. 2:15pm–3:15pm. Free.

Thursday 10 April: Belfast in 1888, with Jonathan Bardon. Host Belfast Central Library. 6:30pm. Free. Booking advised on 028 9050 9150.

Thursday 10 April: Ireland's hidden culinary heritage – the history of the recipe in the Irish country house, with Regina Sexton. Part of the ACE at UCC Spring public lecture programme. Venue: West Wing 9, University College Cork. 7–8pm. Free.

Thursday 10 April: The Art of Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery, with Dr Matthew Potter discussing funerary art. Part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Hosted by Limerick City Archives. 1pm. Free. No booking. Details: +353 61 407186.

Thursday 10 April: Tracing your family history, with Cork Genealogical Research Society as part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork. 3pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 10 April: 'Murderers amongst us', with Fidelma Byrne discussing a 200-year-old real-life murder mystery. Host: West Wicklow Historical Society. Venue: Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. 8:30pm. All welcome. €3 for members/€5 for non-members. Tea/coffee included.

Thursday 10 April: Who Do You Think They Are? Exhibition and two presentations on the work of Strabane photographer Cooper. Hosts: PRONI and Libraries NI. Venue: Strabane Library, Co Tyrone. 11am to 12noon. Free.

Friday 11 April: Science and medicine in history and society, with Dr Odette Clarke. Host: History Faculty, as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub, Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick. 1pm–2pm. Free.

Friday 11 April: Local history in the 21st century, with Dr Conor Reidy. Host: History Faculty, as part of Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival. Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub, Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick. 2:15pm–3:15pm. Free.

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April: Battle of Clontarf Symposium. An international conference. Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Details.

Saturday 12 April: Grave Matters: Death & Dying in Dublin 1500–2000. One-day conference exploring the social, economic, legal and medical aspects of dying in Dublin in the last 500 years. Host: Dublin City Research Group. Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin. Details. Free but registration required by 7 April, by email.

Saturday 12 April: Exhibiting WW1 at the National Museum of Ireland, with Lar Joye. Host: IGRS Ireland Branch. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free and all welcome. Lecture starts 3:15pm (follows AGM (members only), which starts at 2:30pm).

Saturday 12 April: Genealogy resources in the Fermanagh County Museum collection, with Sarah McHugh. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Fermanagh Branch. AGM before talk. Contact branch by email for timings. Venue: Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh.

Saturday 12 April: Genealogy Workshop – practical tips, with Mayo Genealogy Group. Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 11am–1pm. Free. Non-members welcome. Details.

Saturday 12 April and Sunday 13 April: Genealogy advice and talks, with Ancestor Network. Part of the Brian Ború Millenium Festival. Venue: Killaloe, Co Clare. Saturday 10am to 2pm. Sunday 12noon to 3pm (See schedule). Free.