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Monday, 6 July 2015

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 6–19 July

Tuesday 7 July: Wills & Their Whereabouts, with Steven Smyrl discussing testamentary records. First of the 'Your Ancestors and the Nation’s Archives' lecture series presented by Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) and the National Archives of Ireland. Venue: Reading room of the National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 5:15pm. Free but need to book email bookings@nationalarchives.ie.

Tuesday 7 July: Nuns in medieval Ireland: the other monasticism, with Tracy Collins. Host: Friends of Christ Church Cathedral. Venue: The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. 1:15pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 July: Family history and genealogy sessions, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Dublin 13. All are welcome and admission is free. 2:30pm to 4pm. Booking is essential, tel: 085 1444883.

Wednesday 8 July: Tara in the Bronze Age, with Dr Eoin Grogan. Host: Tara Lecture Series 2015. Venue: Hill of Tara Visitor Centre, Navan, Co Meath. 8pm. Free. Come early as seats are limited.

Thursday 9 July:  The Life and Times of O'Donovan Rossa, with Philip O'Regan. Venue: GAA pavilion, Skibbereen, Co Cork. 8:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 11 July: 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 11 July: Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and after-life, a HistoryIreland Hedge School with Leeann Lane, Judith Campbell, Conor McNamara and Shane Kenna. Venue: O'Driscoll's pub, Reenascreena, West Cork. 7pm. Part of the Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemorations programme.

Tuesday 14 July: Motherhood in the 17th-century parish registers, with Clodagh Tait. Host: Friends of Christ Church Cathedral. Venue: The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. 1:15pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 15 July: The Mound of the Hostages, with Prof Muiris O'Sullivan. Host: Tara Lecture Series 2015. Venue: Hill of Tara Visitor Centre, Navan, Co Meath. 8pm. Free. Come early as seats are limited.

Wednesday 15 July: Weapons, tactics and strategies of the Irish battalions during WW1, with Ronan Hayes. Host: Limerick Museum & Archive. Venue: City Hall, Limerick. 6:30pm. Free. Refreshments provided. All welcome.

Wednesday 15 July: Leitrim, a county at war, with Quincey Dougan. Host: Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society. Venue: Bush Hotel, Carrick, Co Leitrim. 8:30pm. Members free. Non-members €5/€3 concession. All welcome. More information, 086 067 5283.

Thursday 16 July: c995: Dublin's first coinage: The money of the Hiberno-Scandinavians, with Andy Woods. Second of the Milestones of Medieval Dublin monthly lunchtime lectures series 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.

Thursday 16 July:  Kerry & the American Civil War, with Damian Shiels. Host: Kerry Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Benner's Hotel, Main Street, Dingle, Co Kerry. 8pm. All welcome.