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Monday, 16 February 2015

Irish genealogy and heritage events, 16 – 28 February

Monday 16 February: The Cork, Bandon and Southcoast Railway, with Chris Larkin. Host: Enniskeane Area Heritage Group and Ballineen & Enniskeane Dev Assoc. Venue: Cort Mhuire, Ballineen, Co Cork. 8pm. €5 (students free). All welcome.

Monday 16 February: History of Derry through the River Foyle, with Roy Hamilton. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: City's Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry, Co LondonDerry BT48 6AL. 7pm. All welcome. (Rescheduled from 2 February.)

Monday 16 February: Sir Richard and William Vitruvius Morrison and their remodeling of the Irish Country House, with Edmund Joyce. Part of the Carton Lecture Series. Host: Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates & NUI Maynooth. Venue: Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Admission fee €10. Light refreshments served from 7:15pm. Enquiries (0)1 651 7708.

Monday 16 February: The workhouse in Larne, with Rev John Nelson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 16 February: James H Tuke, Quaker Philanthropist, with Gerry Moran. Host: Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway. 8pm.

Tuesday 17 February to Saturday 28 April: The 1913 Lockout Tapestry will be on display. Consisting of 32 panels illustrating the historical event that saw 100,000 people in Dublin facing starvation as a consequence of a conflict between capital and labour forces. A collaborative visual arts project of commemoration. Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free.

Wednesday 18 February: Explore Archives Online. Practical workshops and behind the scenes tours. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2—4:30pm. Free. Fully booked. Waiting list: email at proni@dcalni.gov.uk.

Wednesday 18 February: A sort of homecoming: Irish soldiers and the aftermath of the Great War, with Dr Myles Dungan. Host and Venue: Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal's Castle, Castle Street, 1A Bank Parade, Newry BT34 2BY. 7:30pm. Light refreshments served. Free but need to book by phone to 028 3031 3173 or email.

Wednesday 18 February: Waterford people and stories from old newspapers, with William Fraher. Host: Waterford County Museum. Venue: Green Room, Town Hall, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 8 pm. Admission: €5.00

Wednesday 18 February: Memories of the Emergency in Dublin, with Mary Muldowney. Host: Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society. Venue: Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 1pm. Book via Library on (01)668 9575 or pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie.

Wednesday 18 February: The Quakers in Carlow, with John Smyth. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19 February: Beginning your family history, with Clare Roots Society. Venue: Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel, O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare. 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Thursday 19 February: Digital records, with Joan Magee. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North down and Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, Co Down. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19 February: Becoming revolutionary: The year before 1916, with Brian Hughes. Hosts: Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin. Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 7pm. Tickets €10 (or €40 the series). Bookings by telephone (0)1 882 6550 or email: booking@glasnevintrust.ie.

Saturday 21 February: Irish genealogy workshop, with Ruth Blair. Host: Ontario Genealogical Society & Heritage Mississauga. Venue: Heritage Mississaugam, Robinson Adamson House,1921 Dundas St. West, Mississaugam, Ontario, Canada. $25.00. 10am to 3pm. To reserve your place, call 905-828-8411 ext 0.

Saturday 21 February: Irish Genealogy help session, with Kathleen McGee, at 10am; Irish Famine Records at NARA, with Dorothy Dougherty at 11am. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714, USA. Details.

Saturday 21 February: Family history and folklore, with Seamus MacAnnaidh. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Fermanagh Branch. Venue: The Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7DR. 2:15pm. All welcome.

Monday 23 February: Civil Registration in Ireland, with Steven Smyrl. First of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 1:05pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Monday 23 February: Palmerstown House and the Earls of Mayo, with Brian McCabe. Host: Clondalkin History Society. Venue: Arás Chronáin Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 24 February: Irish Census records, with Helen Kelly. Second of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland.Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 1:05pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Tuesday 24 February: Local and Family History Morning, at Dún na Sí, Amenity & Heritage Centre, Moate, Co Westmeath. 10:30am to 12:30pm. Tel: 090 64 81183. €8, includes refreshments.

Tuesday 24 February: The language of hunger: retrieving the lost voices of the Great Irish Famine, with Dr Ciarán Reilly. Host: South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Irish Workhouse Centre, St. Brigid's Road, Portumna, Co. Galway. 8:30pm. As usual, all are welcome.

Wednesday 25 February: Cumann na mBan in Leitrim, with Cormac O Suilleabhain. Venue: Ballinamore County Library, Main Street, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. 8pm. Free admission. All welcome.

Wednesday 25 February: Using Church records, with Rosaleen Underwood. Third of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 1:05pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Wednesday 25 February: Tracing your 20th-Century Military Ancestors, with Nicola Morris MAPGI. Evening lecture presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 6:30pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Wednesday 25 February: Open Genealogy Consulatation, with Lisa Dougherty. Host: Irish American Heritage Museum. Venue: 370 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207, USA. No booking necessary. Consultations on a first come, first served basis between 11:00 - 2pm (EDT). Free.

Thursday 26 February: Post-Plantation migration to/from Ulster, with Paddy Fitzgerald. Host: Strabane History Society. Venue: Room 5, Strabane Library, 1 Railway Street, Strabane, co Tyrone BT82 8EF. 7:30pm.

Thursday 26 February:
Launch of Limerick through the looking glass: the Ludlow Collection Exhibition. The collection comprises photos of Limerick people and scenes from the turn of the 19th/20th century. Host: Limerick Museum & Archives. Venue: the Glazed Street, City Hall, Limerick. 6:30pm. Free.

Thursday 26 February: Land records, with Joan Sharkey. Fourth of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 1:05pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

Thursday 26 February: Fairies, Legends and Landscape... the folklore of Ireland, with Dr Jennifer Butler. Host: Ballygarvan & District Local History Society. Venue: Park Hotel by Radisson, Cork Airport, Cork. 8pm. €5 for non-members.

Thursday 26 February: Tour of the Conservation Studios. National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Admission free but booking essential. 2:30pm–4pm.

Friday 27 February: Using the Internet for genealogical research, with John Grenham. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Last of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Starts at 1:05pm. Free. No booking is necessary and all are welcome. This lecture will be followed by an Open Forum discussion with a panel of professional genealogists.

Friday 27 February: Preserving the Peace: Women in Policing, with Garda Commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan. Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, co Mayo. Booking required. 7pm-8pm. Free.

Saturday, 28 February: Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City, with Joe Buggy. Host: New York Irish History Roundtable. Venue: Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, One Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003. 2pm. Free to NYIHR members and NYU affiliates, otherwise $10 donation. Details.