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Monday, 3 November 2014

Irish genealogy and history events, 3–15 November

Until 23 December: Fr Browne &nash; a life through the lens, an exhibition of photographs from the famous priest-photographer, best known for his Titanic photos. Venue: Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Open Tuesday to Sundays 10am–5pm, except lunch (12:45pm - 1:45pm). Free. Details.

Monday 3 November: Kith and Kin – the continuing Legacy of the Scots-Irish in America, with Alister McReynolds. Host: Killyleagh branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down. 8pm.

Tuesday 4 November: Councils and corporations, with Ian Montgomery. Part of the Belfast Corporation lecture series. 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. 

Wednesday 5 November: From Rocque to the Ordnance Survey: mapping Dublin 1756 to 1847, with Rob Goodbody. 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 5 November: History of the Irish language, with Michael O Mairtin. Part of the Irish language and culture lecture series. 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.

Thursday 6 November: Finding Great War Fatalities: War Graves in Belfast, with Nigel Henderson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NT. 7:30pm.

Thursday 6 November: Research Methods and Opportunities, with historical fiction writer Jan Carson. Host: PRONI. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 7pm (not 6pm as originally advertised). Free but booking required by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone 02890 534800..

Thursday 6 November to Sunday 9 November: International Irish Famine Commemoration in New Orleans, USA. A variety of events including a symposium at Tulane University on the 7th (free, all welcome). Full details on dedicated event website.

Saturday 8 November: Getting started with your Irish genealogy, with Tom Rice. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society International, 1185 Concord St. N, South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 10:30am–12pm. $10.00 members/$15.00 non-members. Details

Saturday 8 November: Irish Family History Society Open Day. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Four lectures, bookstall and raffle. Free. 10am to 4:30pm. Details.

Sunday 9 November: The northwest at war, 1914-18, a History Ireland Hedge School debate. Venue: Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Part of the Allingham Festival. Chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland; panelists Jonathan Bardon, Jeff Kildea (UCD), Marc Geagan, and Quincy Dougan. 2:30pm. Free. No booking.

Monday 10 November: WW1 Ancestors. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Drama Theatre of Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. 7pm–9:15pm.

Monday 10 November: The Boys from East Belfast, the first public screening of a new WW1 documentary (see blogpost). Host: RCBLibrary and the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group. Venue: St Marks, Holywood Road, Dundela, Co Down. Free. 6pm.

Tuesday 11 November: The workers and the war: The Home Front in county Armagh, with Dr Colin Cousins. . Hosts: Craighavon Museum Services and Craighavon Historical Society. Venue: Craighavon Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craighavon, Co Armagh BT64 1AL. 7:30-9pm. Free. Details: 028 3832 2205.

Tuesday 11 November: Art in 11th-century Dublin, with Ruth Johnson. Part of the 'Living and Dying in a medieval city – Dublin in the Age of Clontarf' lunchtime lecture series. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Time: 1:05pm to 1:45pm. Free.

Tuesday 11 November: Women and WW1 conference and launch of The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin, Belfast Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse, by Trevor Parkhil. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2–5pm. Admission is FREE, but you need to secure your place by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone 028 90534800.

Tuesday 11 November: What Estate Papers Reveal, with Valerie Adams. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, Railway Street, Lisburn, Co Antrim. 7:30pm–9:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 November: Loughlinstown Workhouse, with Liam Clare. Host: The Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3. All welcome.

Wednesday 12 November: Dublin in 1847: city of the Ordnance Survey, with Dr Frank Cullen. 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 12 November: The Land War in County Galway, with Pat Finnegan. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Co Galway. 8:15pm. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 12 November: Our shared musical heritage, with Brian Mullen.  Part of the Irish language and culture lecture series. 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.

Wednesday 12 November and Thursday 12 November: Explore Your Archive, morning and afternoon workshops to help researchers learn more about the archive, what it holds, how to use it, etc. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Bouvlevard, Belfast. Free. Need to book. Details of sessions.

Saturday 15 November: Fermanagh and the Great War, with Patrick Lynch. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Fermanagh Branch. Venue: Large Hall in Enniskillen Library. 2:15pm–4:15pm