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Monday, 29 September 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 29 Sept – 11 Oct

Monday 29 September: Unionism, nationalism and the women's fight for the vote, with Dr Margaret Ward. Host: Craighavon Museum Services. Venue: Craighavon Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craighavon, Co Armagh BT64 1AL. 7:30-9pm. Free. Details: 028 3832 2205.

Tuesday 30 September: Ireland and the Great War, with Dr Fearghal McGarry. Part of the Lisburn Museum Lecture Series: Ireland during the Great War. Venue: Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn, BT28 1AG. 7pm. Free but must be booked in advance – tickets available from museum reception or, for more information call 028 9266 3377.

Tuesday 30 September: Introduction to family history research, with David Beck. Host: Coleraine Branch of North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co Derry. All welcome. 8pm.

Wednesday 1 October: The Ordnance Survey 6" Mapping Project: political & cultural agendas, with Prof William Smith. Part of the Mapping City, Town and Country lecture series. Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1-2pm. Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Wednesday 1 October: Overview of The Londonderry Papers, with Lorraine Bourke of PRONI. Launch of exhibition highlighting the Londonderry family, political and estate papers. Venue: Ards Visitor Welcome Centre, Newtownards. 1pm. Free. Reserve a place by telephoning 44+ (0)2891 826846.

Thursday 2 October: Exploring family history – Industrialists and workers, with Dr Janice Holmes and Dr Barry Sheehan. First of the new Open University Lunchtime Lecture Series, examining the working lives of families in the past, with examples from PRONI's collections. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Booking recommended but not essential. Free.

Thursday 2 October: Visit to PRONI, talk and tour. Host: North Down and Ards Branch of North of Ireland Family History Society. All welcome. 7:30pm.

Thursday 2 October: Regulating the printed word and the tongue: Censorship in seventeenth century Ireland, with Dr Eamon Darcy. Part of the 'Censored' lecture series. Venue: National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. 6:30pm. Free, but booking is essential. Contact 01 6603770 to book your place.

Thursday 2 October: Land and Power in South Down 1600-1700, with Professor Raymond Gillespie. Host & Venue: Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal's Castle, Castle Street, Newry, Co. Down, BT34 2DA. 7:30pm.

Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October: Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges, 1642–1691. A conference hosted by Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Absolute Hotel, Limerick. Details.

Saturday 4 October: The role of women in the Irish country house, 1860–1914, with Dr Maeve O'Riordan. Venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10am to Noon, with refreshments provided. €50 for the full series or €5 per session. Bookings by email or 076 106 5564.

Saturday 4 October: Family & local history fair, organised by the Fermanagh branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Three lectures: 1pm – Migration from Northern Ireland 1922–2013, with Dr Johanne Devlin; 2:15pm – Tracing your Jewish ancestors, with Stuart Rosenblatt; 3pm – Ireland and the WW1 ANZAC campaign, with Dr Jeff Kildea. Venue: Enniskillen Castle Museum. Wide range of genealogy exhibitors. 12noon to 4pm.  Free.

Monday 6 October:  Ireland and the Great War, with Dr Fearghal McGarry. Host: Craighavon Museum Services. Venue: Craighavon Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craighavon, Co Armagh BT64 1AL. 7:30-9pm. Free. Details: 028 3832 2205.

Monday 6 October: Dublin 1843: O'Connell's Repeal meetings, with Vincent Ruddy. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144, Pearse Street, Dublin. 6:30pm

Monday 6 October: How to undertake War grave research - War graves in Belfast, with Nigel Henderson. (See also 13 October for wider Northern Ireland focus.) Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. All welcome. 1pm to 2pm. Free, but booking required. Email proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone 028 90  534800 to reserve your place.

Monday 6 October: The impact of WW1 on women in Ireland, with Fionnuala Walsh. Host: Celbridge Historical Society. Venue: Celbridge Library, St Patrick's Park, Celbridge, Co Kildare. 8pm.

Tuesday 7 October: Armagh and the Great War, with Dr Colin Cousins. Host and venue: Armagh City Library, 2 Market St, Armagh. Free. All welcome. 7pm. For details, tel 028 3752 7851.

Wednesday 8 October: Translations? The Ordnance Survey & Irish place-names, with Prof. Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Part of the Mapping City, Town and Country lecture series. Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 1-2pm. Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Thursday 9 October: Exploring family history – Police, Lawyers and Criminals, with Dr Janice Holmes and Dr Barry Sheehan. Part of the Open University Lunchtime Lecture Series, examining the working lives of families in the past, with examples from PRONI's collections. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Booking recommended but not essential. Free.

Thursday 9 October:  Peers, Politicians and Polemicists: The People Within the Londonderry Papers at PRONI, with Lorraine Bourke and Brett Irwin. 1pm. Free. Venue: Ards Visitor Information Centre, Newtownards, Co Down.

Thursday 9 October: Militarism in Ireland, 1912-1918, with Professor David Fitzpatrick. Part of The Road to War Lecture Series. Hosted by PRONI and National Museums Northern Ireland. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 7pm. Free but booking essential. Email proni@dcalni.gov.uk or phone 44+ 028 905 34800.

Thursday 9 October: Limerick at War 1914–18, a History Ireland Hedge School. Venue: Desmond Hall, The Square, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. 7:30pm.

Thursday 9 October: The war photographers and the photography of WW1, with Bryan Rutledge. Host: Craighavon Museum Services. Venue: Craighavon Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craighavon, Co Armagh BT64 1AL. 7:30-9pm. Free. Details: 028 3832 2205. 

Friday 10 October: Ireland’s entry into war, 1914: acceptance or refusal?, with Dr Catriona Pennell. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. 8pm. Non-members welcome.

Saturday 11 October: Hidden histories – the unfolding stories of Ireland in WW1, a joint North/South seminar. Host: Federation of Local History Societies. Venue: Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth. Cost of full day seminar, lunch and refreshment: €25. See blogpost for programme.

Saturday 11 October: Assisted Emigration to Escape the Great Famine of Ireland, with Ann Burns. Host: BIFHSGO. Venue: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 10am–11:30pm. Free.

Saturday 11 October: Open Day (tours, seminar, advice) at the National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 10:00am to 5:00pm. Free, but need to book. Download programme.

Saturday 11 October: Crowdsourcing your Irish family history, with Claire Bradley. Part of the Continuous Professional Development workshop series hosted by Eneclann and Ancestor Network. Venue: Trustees Room, National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free, 2–3:30pm. Booking essential.