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Monday, 13 July 2015

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events: 13–26 July

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.

Monday 20 July: Launch of exhibition: South Antrim Living Memories Doagh, Toome & Whitehead. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. (See official launch event, 22 July.) Open during regular opening hours until 28 August.

Monday 20 July: Family history and genealogy sessions. Find out how to trace your family tree, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Venue: Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5. Free advice sessions. From 10:15am to Noon. Book your slot by telephone: 085 1444883 or contact the library by email: rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie.

Monday 20 July: South Dublin Libraries' Local Studies Collections. Host: South Dublin County Libraries. Venue: Supervalu Shopping Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. 6:30pm. Booking essential. T: 01 6216422. E: lucan@sdublincoco.ie.

Tuesday 21 July: Indeed, They Are My Ancestors – The Registry of Deeds, with Paul Gorry MAGI. Second 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, National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 5:15pm. Free but need to book by email: bookings@nationalarchives.ie. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 22 July: Pigs and Kings, with Dr Mary Leenane. Host: Tara Lecture Series 2015. Venue: Hill of Tara Visitor Centre, Navan, Co Meath. 8pm. Free. Come early as seats are limited.

Wednesday 22 July: South Antrim Living Memories Doagh, Toome & Whitehead, official launch of exhibition, with talks from William Roulston and Bob Adams. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 1pm. All welcome, but need to book: E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk, T: 028 90534800.

Wednesday 22 July: Family tree workshop for children – 6 to 10 year olds accompanied by parent, grandparent or guardian. Host: South County Dublin Libraries. Venue: County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Part of the Summer Heritage Festival. 2:30 to 4:30pm. Free. Booking essential: T: 01 4620073. E: localstudies@sdublincoco.ie.