Monday, 23 June 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 23 – 29 June

Until 28 September: News From the Past, an exhibition commemorating the people of Sligo’s Involvement in World War 1. It presents newspapers from the period, photos, letters, medals and other memorabilia and, for the first time, the names of all the Sligo people who died in the war, including their address, rank, unit, place and date of death will be displayed. A book of condolence to their memory will also be opened, giving members of the public an opportunity to pay tribute to them. Venue: Sligo County Museum, Stephen St, Sligo.

Monday 23 June: Slanty Dan and the Danes: the Ardclough man who caused the Battle of Clontarf, with Eoghan Corry. Host: Kill History Group, Venue: Parish Meeting Room, Kill, co Kildare. 8:30pm.

Tuesday 24 June: History of the Jameson family, with Ian Robertson & Lorcan Blake. Host: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Venue: Howth Angling Centre, Howth, Co Dublin. 8pm.

Tuesday 24 June: Finding Your Irish Townland of Origin: Research in the U.S. and Ireland, with Joe Buggy. Host: Morris Area Genealogy Society. Venue: Bernards Township Library, 32 South Maple Ave, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA. 6:30pm to 8:45pm. Free. No booking required. Email for more info, if required.

Thursday 26 June: Book launch – Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic, by Audrey Horning. Host and Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. Admission is FREE, please contact PRONI to reserve your place.

Thursday 26 June: The launch of A Lost Irish Manuscript Found: The Genealogy of the House of O'Reilly, The Genealogy of the Very Ancient and Illustrious House of O'Reilly, formerly Princes and Dynasts of Brefny O'Reilly, now called the County of Cavan in the Kingdom of Ireland. Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB. Information: email or telephone (028) 90321707.

Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 June: Contacts, Contests, and Contributions: Ulster-Americans in War and Society, The 20th Biennial Ulster-American Heritage Symposium. Venue: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. The symposium will explore the transatlantic emigration, settlement, and continued experience of people from the north of Ireland. Three-days $110. Details.

Friday 27–Sunday 29 June: The Great War, the 20th Byrne/Perry Summer School. Venue: Gorey Library & Adult Learning Centre at the Civic Square,The Avenue, Gorey, Co Wexford. Details. Costs: €130 includes all lectures, dinner, entertainment and field trip. Students and Seniors €80.

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June: Understanding Ireland's Great Famine: New Perspectives, a weekend conference. Venue: Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Field trips on Sunday (limited availability).  Programme and costs (pdf).

Sunday 29 June: Guided tour of Old Cobh Cemetery, with Jack Gilmartin. Venue: Old Cobh Cemetery, Cobh, Co Cork. Free. No booking. Meet at the main gate of the cemetery at 2:30pm.