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Monday, 22 September 2014

Irish genealogy & history events, 22 Sept–3 Oct

Ending soon! The Dublin Lockout exhibition at the National Library of Ireland will be ending shortly, after a very successful run of more than a year. If you haven't visited yet, the clock is ticking down quickly. Admission is free. 2 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Opening hours and details.

Thursday 25 September: Ireland's entry into WW1, 1914: Acceptance or refusal? with Dr Catriona Pennell. Part of The Road to War Lecture Series. Hosted by PRONI and National Museums Northern Ireland. Venue: Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, Botanic Gardens, Belfast. 7pm. Free but booking essential. Email proni@dcalni.gov.uk or phone 44+ 028 905 34800.

Thursday 25 September: Introduction to the world of genealogy and registration. Host: Ballymena Branch of North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. All welcome. 7:15pm.

Thursday 25 September: Remembering WW1, with Dr Eamon Phoenix. 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.

Thursday 25 September: Local families in WW1: The Pollocks, Earleys and Corbitts, with Adrian Beattie, Gavin Earley and others. Host: Strabane History Society. Venue: Room 5, Strabane Library, 1 Railway Street, Strabane, co Tyrone Tyrone BT82 8EF. 7:30pm.

Thursday 25 September: The Cootehill Riot of 1833, with Dr Darragh Curran. Venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge Street, Cootehil, Co Cavan. Admission free, booking advised, tel (0)49 555 9873.

Friday 26 September to 8 October:
Dublin Festival of History. Full programme of events taking place over the two weeks including Letters from the Great War, an exhibition at Dublin City Archives, Pearse Street; Military Archives showcase their collections, Saturday 27th, 2pm–7pm, Printworks, Dublin Castle; Members of the Irish Great War Society will wear uniforms and answer questions about equipment and uniforms of the troops, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, 1pm-4pm, Printworks, Dublin Castle. Programme.

Friday 26 September to Sunday 28 September: Street Stories Festival – talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Dublin 7 venues. Download programme or see facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject.

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.

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.

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: julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie or 076 106 5564.

Saturday 4 October: Fermanagh family and local history fair. Featuring Dr Jeff Kildea, Chair of Australian History at UCD, speaking on Fermanagh’s contribution to the ANZAC campaign in the First World War, and Dr Johanne Devlin Trew speaking about migration from Northern Ireland between the 1920s and 2000s. Part of the Fermanagh Live Festival. Venue: Enniskillen Castle Museum. Lectures and exhibitors. 12noon to 4pm.  Free. for further information email: fgc2012@btinternet.com