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Monday, 23 February 2015

Irish genealogy and history events, 23 Feb – 7 March

Monday 23 February: Civil Registration in Ireland, with Steven Smyrl MAPGI. First of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI.ie). 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 MAPGI. Second of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI.ie). 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 MAPGI. Third of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI.ie). 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 (APGI.ie). 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: Researching WWI Servicemen’s Graves in the Ballymena & Antrim Area, with Nigel Henderson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm. Free. All welcome.

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 MAPGI. Fourth of the Lunchtime Genealogy Talks presented as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI.ie). 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 MAPGI. Host: The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI.ie). 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.

Monday 2 March: The men who built the Olympic Class ships, with Alison Murphy. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 3 March: Presentation of family history research carried out during the year by individual members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh Branch. Venue: Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL. 7:15pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 5 March: Belfast, Co Down – Fact or Fiction? and Making more sense of the Census. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 5 March: The Genealogy of the Anglo-Norman Lynches who Settled in Galway, with Paul B McNulty. Venue: Lynch Theatre, O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. 7:30pm. Free, but reserve your place by email.

Thursday 5 March:
The story of Blarney Castle Gardens, with Adam Whitbourn. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney, Co Cork. 8pm. Everone welcome.

Saturday 7 March: Paradise Lost – the demise and dispersal of the Irish Country House Interior, with Kerry Mullaly. Venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10am to Noon, with refreshments provided. €5 per session. Bookings: julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie or 076 106 5564.

Saturdays 7 March and 14 March: Strategies for Finding Your Irish Ancestors, with Donna Moughty. Host: Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Two lectures, one at 11am, the other at 1pm (USA/EST) on each day. Cost:  From US$69.99. Details of lectures and registration.

Saturday, 7 March:
Finding Your Irish Townland of Origin: Research in the U.S. and Ireland, with Joe Buggy. Host: Sachem Public Library. Venue: Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741, USA. 1-3pm, free to all. For more details, email AnneMarie.Tognella@sachemlibrary.org.