Monday, 16 June 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 16–23 June

Continues to 4 July: The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America, an exhibition dedicated to the men and women who tried to establish a bit of ‘home’ in the United States by joining county societies. Venue: Linen Hall Library, Vertical Gallery. 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB. Free.

Tuesday 17 June: The Honourable The Irish Society and the Great Parchment, a talk at Draperstown Library, 50 High Street, Draperstown, Londonderry BT45 7AD. 7pm. Free. Telephone for details: 028 7962 824

Wednesday 18 June: Fairies, Witches and folk magic in Ireland and Australia, with Dr Marion Dowd and Dr Ian Evans. Host: IT Sligo Applied Archaeology Venue: Room A0006 at Institute of Technology, Sligo (inside main reception). This is a two-hour session that includes Q&A/discussion. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 18 June: The hidden history of Protestants and the Irish language, with Linda Ervine. Venue: Carrickfergus Library, 2 Joymount Court, Carrickfergus, co Antrim BT38 7DQ. 6:45pm–7:45pm. Free. No need to book. Telephone for more details if required: 028 9336 2261.

Friday 20 June: Launch: Decade of Centenaries Timeline, with Dr Eamon Phoenix. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. Host: Digital Key. 2pm–4:30pm. Free, but booking required by 16 June. Email

Friday 20 June: Launch of 10th Skibbereen and District Historical Society Journal. Venue: West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, co Cork. All welcome. 8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday 21 June: Protestant republicans & Catholic royalists: legacies of the Glorious Revolution, a HistoryIreland Hedge School with Sylvie Kleinman, Breandán MacSuibhne, Ian McBride, Hiram Morgan. Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street Within, Derry. Free. 7:30pm. Booking advised to ensure a place:

Saturday 21 June: Irish genealogy help session with Kathleen McGee at 10am. Ancient Irish genealogies, with Jerry Kelly at 11am. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714.

Saturday 21 June: Crime and revolt in medieval Dublin, with Fin Dwyer. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield Peoples' History Project. Venue: The Cobblestone Pub, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. 4:30pm. For more details, email