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Monday, 27 April 2015

Irish family history & heritage events, 27 Apr to 10 May

Monday 27 April: Mount Jerome – A Protestant Cemetery, with Henry Fairbrother. Host: Clondalkin History Society. Venue: Arás Chronáin Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 April: Grand dwellings and intimate settings: Stories of urban living, with Kelly Fitzgerald. Host: Dublin City & Irish Folklore series of lunchtime lectures at City Hall. Venue: Council Chamber, Dublin City Hall. 1:05 to 1:50pm. Free. No booking required.

Tuesday 28 April: The History of the West Clare Creameries, with Paul Markham. Host: Kilrush & District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. Admission free for KDHS members. Non-members €5. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 April: The industrial heritage of the Antrim Glens, with Fred Hamond. First of the Antrim Coast in the Age of Industry, 1750 to 1890, lunchtime lecture series. Host and Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Starts at 1pm. Free but need to book at proni@dcalni.gov.uk or (+44) 028 90 534800.

Wednesday 29 April: Landed Estate Records, with Stephen Scarth. Part of the Your Family Tree lunchtime lecture series. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Starts at 1pm. Free but need to book at proni@dcalni.gov.uk or (+44) 028 90 534800.

Wednesday 29 April: Open Genealogy Consultation, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207, USA. 11am to 2pm EDT.

Wednesday 29 April: The Lusitania conspiracy? with Dr Ken Baker. Host: Old Drogheda Society. Venue: Conference Centre, Drogheda Museum Millmount, Drogheda, Co Louth. 8pm. Everyone welcome. Bookstall.

Thursday 30 April: Ireland and Gallipoli Conference. Host: PRONI and Antrim and Down Western Front Association branch. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. This conferences seeks to examine this campaign 100 years on with special focus on the experience and role of Ireland and Irish people. 10am to 4pm. Free. Book your place by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone 028 9053 4800.

Thursday 30 April: The Lost Irish - 3 million names in Southern Ireland, with Joy Roy FGSV. Host: Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV). Venue: GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia. 12:30pm–1:30pm. Members free. Non-members $8.

Thursday 30 April: Whaley of Whaley Abbey, with Brian O'Hara. Plus AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm. All welcome.

Thursday 30 April: Holy wells: patterns and rituals, with Dr Shane Lehane. Host: Ballygarvan & District Local History Society. Venue: Park Hotel by Radisson, Cork Airport, Cork. 8pm. €5 for non-members.

Thursday 30 April: Mount Jerome – a Protestant cemetery, with Henry Fairbrother. Host: Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society. Venue: Town Hall, Rathmines, Dublin 6, at 8pm. Non-Members: €3.00. all welcome.

Saturday 2 May: The Big House - handling/interactive session, with Dr Mellisa Shiels. 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.

Tuesday 5 May: The GPO – 200 years of history, with Stephen Ferguson. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8.30pm. Entry €3 (members €2). All welcome.

Tuesday 5th May: The Limestone Town of Glenarm: quarries and quarrymen, with Gerard Muldoon. Second of the Antrim Coast in the Age of Industry, 1750 to 1890, lunchtime lecture series. Host and Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Starts at 1pm. Free but need to book at proni@dcalni.gov.uk or (+44) 028 90 534800.

Wednesday 6 May: Courts, Prisons and Coroners' records, with Wesley Geddis. Part of the Your Family Tree lunchtime lecture series. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Starts at 1pm. Free but need to book at proni@dcalni.gov.uk or (+44) 028 90 534800.

Wednesday 6 May: Norman Leslie and the Sword of Price Arthur, with Mark Leslie. First of the 'WWI Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience' lunchtime lecture series. Host and Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. 1:05pm. Booking not required.

Wednesday 6 May: St Fin Barre's Cathedral: The Burgess Archives – Conserving a legacy, with Paul Curtis. Host: Cork DFAS. Venue: The Clarion Hotel, Cork City. 7:45pm. Free.

Thursday 7 May: Early industries of Blarney, with Dr Colin Rynne. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney, Co Cork. 8pm. Everone welcome.

Thursday 7 May: The Last Voyage of the RMS Lusitania, with James Scannell. Venue: Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, Co Wicklow. 11:30am. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 7 May: The Representative Church Body Library and its resources, with Dr Susan Hood. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 7 May to Sunday 10 May: Sinking of the Lusitania - Centenary programme, runs until 10 May. Includes three lectures at Cobh Library on Thursday 7th; Phototographic exhibition courtesy of the NLI, in the Cunard Centre; Flotilla of small boats - a re-enactment in Cork Harbour 9:15pm; exhibitions in Cobh Museum. Cobh, Co Cork. Programme.

Friday 8 May: Irish Immigration to Australia – a two-part lunchtime lectures event: A decent set of girls - The emigration of Irish workhouse orphan females to Australia, 1848-1850, with Dr Perry McIntyre, and Ned Kelly and all that - the story of the Irish in Australia, 1788-the present, with Dr Richard Reid. Host & venue: at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Booking essential, by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone to 028 90534800.

Saturday 9 May: IGRS Open Day, London. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society. Venue: City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, London, SW1P 2DE, UK. Two lectures: The Irish in the American Civil War, with Damian Shiels, and Irish Church Records, with Paul Gorry. Followed by finger buffet lunch and AGM. 10:15am to 3:30pm. £25 members; £30 non-members. Details.

Saturday 9 May: Genealogy workshop, with the Mayo Genealogy Group. Venue: National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. No need to book. 11am–1pm. Free. New members always welcome.

Saturday 9 May: Local History Society Group Day. Four lectures. Host and Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 10am to 1pm. Admission free. All welcome.

Saturday 9 May: The Carroll Family of County Offaly and Baltimore, with Denny Lynch. Charles Carroll was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Venue: Irish Shrine, Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 918-920 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA. 11:30am to 1pm EDT. Donations welcome. Details.

Saturday 9 May: An Irishman by any other name, with Tom Rice. Host: IGSI. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, S St Paul, MN 55075, USA. 10:30am to 12Noon. Cost:$10 for IGSI members, $15 for non-members. Registration.