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Monday, 1 June 2015

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 1–13 June

Monday 1 June: Bank Holiday in Republic of Ireland. Details. No bank holiday in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday 2 June: Iron and Stone: the Earls of Antrim as Victorian industrialists, with Ian Montgomery. Last 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.

Tuesday 2 June: The Importance of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection - Understanding revolutionary Ireland and beyond. Second of the Military Archives MSPC Lunchtime Lecture Series. Host and Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. 1pm–2pm. Admission free. Booking essential at the library or online.

Wednesday 3 June: Ulster Scots Language, with Gary Blair. Part of the Ulster Scots Connections; People, Place and Practice series. Hosts: PRONI, MAG-Ulster Scots Academy, Ulster Scots Community Network and Ulster Scots Agency. Venue: Discover Ulster Scots Centre, The Corn Exchange, 31 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG. 1pm. Free.

Wednesday 3 June to Saturday 6 June: Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland conference. Host and venue: Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, USA. Speakers include: Jason King, Ciarán Reilly and Margaret Ward. Full programme and registration details.

Thursday 4 June: Common Currency: The Shared Inheritance of Ulster and North America, a one-day conference hosted by the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Discover Irish-Scots Centre, The Corn Exchange Building, Victoria Street, Belfast. 9am to 4pm. Free. Lunch and refreshments provided. Need to book. Programme and booking.

Friday 5 June: Putting a price on the War of Independence, with Nuala O'Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter. Host: Visual Carlow. Venue: Borris House, Borris, Co Carlow. 6pm. Tickets €12.50. Booking.

Saturday 6 June: The larger houses of County Tipperary, with Barry O'Reilly. Penultimate session of The Big House in County Tipperary lecture series. 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.

Saturday 6 June: Ireland's other great war – Ireland and the Napoleonic Wars, a one-day conference to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Host and venue: Department of History, Renehan Hall, Maynooth University, Co Kildare. €25 or €15 for concessions, includes tea/coffee and light lunch. Details.

Saturday 6 June: Guns and Hoses: the story of the Dublin Fire Brigade during 1916 and the revolutionary years 1913-1922, with Las Fallon. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. 4:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 6 June: WW1 Roadshow – East Belfast and the Great War. Venue: East Belfast Network Centre, Templemore Avenue School, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FP. 10am to 3pm. Free event. Living Legacies team providing advice on preserving artefacts; 10:30am launch of Row on Row: East Belfast Remembers 2015; 11am lecture: The Shipyard and the Home Front during WW1, with Philip Orr; 1:30pm lecture: Researching East Belfast and the Great War, with Jason Burke; 2:45pm Playing of the Last Post by The Hounds of Ulster. In addition, Nigel Henderson will be providing family history and WW1 research advice.

Monday 8 June: James O’Connor, Fenian and MP, with Cormac Lowth. Host: Clontarf Historical Society. Venue: Resource Centre, St John the Baptist, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. 8:15pm. Non-members €5. All welcome.

Monday 8 June: Exhibition launch: The 6th Connaught Rangers. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Address by Sean O'Hare, Chairman of the 6th Connaught Rangers Research Group. Followed by a presentation by Stephen Sandford, author of 'Neither Unionist nor Nationalist: The 10th (Irish) Division in the Great War'. The free exhibition continues to 10 July.

Tuesday 9 June: Establishing the Free State in conflict, 1922 – 1924. Last of the Military Archives MSPC Lunchtime Lecture Series. Host and Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. 1pm–2pm. Admission free. Booking essential at the library or online.

Wednesday 10 June: Book launch: The Irish in New Orleans, by Laura D Kelly. Formalities with Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of the Diaspora. Venue: Irish Whiskey Museum, 37 College Green, Dublin 2. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Free to attend, but need to book online.

Wednesday 10 June: Archaeology of Dunluce, with Andrew Gault. Part of the Ulster Scots Connections; People, Place and Practice series. Hosts: PRONI, MAG-Ulster Scots Academy, Ulster Scots Community Network and Ulster Scots Agency. Venue: Discover Ulster Scots Centre, Belfast. 1pm. Free.

Thursday 11 June: c.790-800AD: The First Dublin Vikings? with Linzi Simpson. First of a new series of monthly lunchtime lectures hosted by the Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 1:05pm. Admission free. NO booking is necessary.

Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June: Seán Mac Diarmada Summer School 2015 – The Relevance of the 1916 Proclamation in the Ireland of Today. Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. Details.

Saturday 13 June: 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 13 June: The FindMyPast website, with Mary Wickersham. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 Concord St. N, South St. Paul, MN 55075 USA. Members $10/Non-members $15.00. 10:30am–12noon. Need to register.