Pages

Monday, 24 August 2015

Irish genealogy & history events, 24 August to 6 Sept

Daily Heritage Week events from 24 August

All week: Exhibition of the McMahon Archival Collection, consisting of primary source historical documents dating from 1611 to 1959. Venue: Clare County Museum, Arthur's Row, O'Connell Square, Ennis, Co Clare. Free. Mon-Sat August, 9:30am to 5:30pm (closed for lunch, 1-2pm)

All week: Moments in Time: Archives of Cork from 1915, an exhibition of unique historical records from the Cork City and County Archives collection, dating from 1915, including a diary recording the visit of PH Pearse to Cork on 23 Aug 1915. Host and venue: Cork City and County Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien St, Cork. Free. No booking. Mon-Fri. 10am to 5:30pm.

All week: Registry of Deeds Archive. Tour. Venue: Registry of Deeds, Henrietta St, Dublin 1. Need to book. Free. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. Email: registryofdeeds@prai.ie or tel: 01 8716518.

Monday 24 August – Sunday 30 August

Monday 24 August: Genealogy - Family History 1 to 1 Sessions for tracing Cork roots. Consultations for all levels of researcher. Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free but booking essential: email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie

Monday 24 August: Family History and Genealogy Advice Service. Drop in sessions with Margaret and Betty. Venue and host: Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5. 10:15am to Noon. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 25 August: Accessing and researching records from the Military Archives, with Cmdt Padraic Kennedy. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Free. 1pm. No booking required.

Tuesday 25 August: Valuation records: Of Much Genealogical Value, with Aiden Feerick MAGI. Hosts: Accredited Genealogists Ireland and National Archives of Ireland. Venue: Reading Room, National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 5:15pm. Free, but you need to reserve a place: bookings@nationalarchives.ie. All welcome.

Tuesday 25 August: Family History and Genealogy Advice Service. Drop in sessions with Margaret and Betty. Venue and host: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13. 2:30 to 3:30pm. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 25 August: Genealogy Open Day and presentation on the Schools Folklore Collection from 1937 to 1939. Venue and host: County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre, Aras Reddan, Temple St, Sligo. No booking required. Free. 11am–1pm, and 2pm–4pm. More information.

Tuesday 25 August: Genealogy - Family History 1 to 1 Sessions for tracing Cork roots. Consultations for all levels of researcher. Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free but booking essential: email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie

Tuesday 25 August: Discover Your Family History, with FindMyPast. Venue and host: Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive, 138 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 11am to 4pm. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 25 August: It's off to work we go: mapping Ireland's industrial past, with Rob Goodbody. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1-2pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Tuesday 25 August: Bring out your lace, an exhibition/show and tell/advice event. Host: Limerick Museum & Archive. Venue: City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick. 11am to 1pm. Free. No booking required.

Tuesday 25 August: Family History Made Easy, with John Nangle. Host and venue: Gorey Library, Gorey Civic Centre, The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford. 7pm to 8:30pm. Free. Booking required: Email: goreylib@wexfordcoco.ie, telephone: 053 9421481.

Tuesday 25 August: A beginners guide to genealogy, with Paul Brent. Host: Waterford Libraries. Venue: Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford. 2:30pm to 4pm. Free but need to book by email to maxinekeoghan@eircom.net or telephone to 051 381479.

Wednesday 26 August: Official launch of Dublin City Council's database collection of family, local and social history records. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St, Dublin 2. Speakers include John Grenham, Dr Mary Clark and Ellen Murphy. 5:30pm. All welcome. Free and no booking required.

Wednesday 26 August: The Bureau of Military History Collection: a multi-faceted resource for Ireland's 20th century revolutionary history, with Hugh Beckett. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Free. 1pm. No booking required.

Wednesday 26 August: Pledged as a Rebel – exploring County Clare's Cumann na mBan's role in the Irish War of Independence, with Dr Tom├ís McConmara. Host: Kilkee Civic Trust. Venue: Kilkee Bay Hotel, Kilrush Rd, Kilkee, Co. Clare. No booking required. 8pm–9:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 26 August: Tracing your Ancestors in West Galway, Venue: St. Joseph’s Community Centre, Ashe Road, Galway. No booking required. Free. 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Wednesday 26 August: Law and Order in Dublin 1916, with Sgt Paul Maher providing an insight on what it was like to police Dublin at the time of The Rising. Venue: Walkinstown Library, Percy French Rd, Dublin 12. No booking. Free. 6:30–8pm.

Wednesday 26 August: Weavers and Quakers at Baltyboys, near Blessington, a talk on the weaving industry of the Baltyboys area which was established by the local Quaker community in the late 1600s. The industry survived until the early 1800s. Host: Lakeside Heritage Group. Venue: Blessington Lakes Golf Club, Baltyboys, Co Wicklow. Cost: €3 - Voluntary. No booking required. 8pm to 9pm.

Wednesday 26 August: Genealogy - Family History 1 to 1 Sessions for tracing Cork roots. Consultations for all levels of researcher. Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 9:30am to Noon. Free but booking essential: email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie

Wednesday 26 August: Why Can't I Find My Ancestors? A presentation using sources such as parish registers, civil records and census returns to highlight why we hit a brick wall when carrying out family history research. Venue and host: Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Free, but booking required. Email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie or telephone 021-4546499.

Wednesday 26 August: Is there a doctor in your house? Family History Records in RCPI, with Harriet Wheelock. Venue and host: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Address: 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm to 2pm. Free but booking required; telephone 01 6698817.

Wednesday 26 August: An introduction to starting your own family tree – one to one sessions (30 minutes). Host: Kilkenny County Library. Venue: Local Studies' department, Loughboy Library, Loughboy Shopping Centre, Waterford Road, Kilkenny. Need to book by email to loughboy@kilkennylibrary.ie or telephone 056 7794176. Free. 9:30am to 1pm.

Thursday 27 August: Old families in Ballincollig c1901, with Dermot O'Donovan. Host: Ballincollig Heritage Festival. Venue: Oriel House Hotel, Main St, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Free. No booking required. 8–10pm.

Thursday 27 August: The Dingle Girls: Emigration & the Earl Grey Scheme, with Kay Caball. Host: Dingle Historical Society. Venue: Dingle Benners Hotel, Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry. No booking required. Free. 8pm to 9:30pm.

Thursday 27 August: Genealogy - Family History 1 to 1 Sessions for tracing Cork roots. Consultations for all levels of researcher. Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free but booking essential: email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie

Thursday 27 August: Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library, with Eve Parnell. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1-2pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Thursday 27 August: Introduction to the Irish Newspaper Archive. 30-minute sessions. Venue and Host: Kilkenny County Library, John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Need to book – Email: citylibrary@kilkennylibrary.ie, Telephone: 056 7794174. Free. 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Thursday 27 August: A beginners guide to genealogy, with Paul Brent. Host: Waterford Libraries. Venue: Tramore Library, Market Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford. 2:30pm to 4pm. Free but need to book by email to maxinekeoghan@eircom.net or telephone to 051 381479.

Thursday 27 August: Irish Newspaper Archive tutorial. Venue: Portlaoise Library, Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Free. Need to book, by email to scarroll@laoiscoco.ie or telephone 057-8622333. 6pm to 7:15pm.

Thursday 27 August: Online Sources for Local History/Genealogical Research, includes an introduction to using Irish Newspaper Archive and RootsIreland. Host: Kilkenny County Library. Venue: Ferrybank Library, Ferrybank Shopping Centre, Ferrybank, Waterford, Co Kilkenny. Free. Booking required by email to ferrybank@kilkennylibrary.ie or telephone 051 897200. 11am to 1pm.

Thursday 27 August: Global Limerick DNA & our Genetic Ancestry, with Dr Catherine Swift presenting a project linking Limerick families and their history across the globe. Venue: Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, S Circular Rd, Limerick. No booking required. 7:30pm to 9pm. Free.

Thursday 27 August: Sources of the Military Archives, with Capt Claire Mortimer. Host: Military Archives. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Free. 1pm. No booking required.

Friday 28 August: Military Genealogy: Tracing your World War 1 Ancestors, with Gordon Power. Venue and host: Ferrybank Library, Belmont Road, Waterford, Co Kilkenny. Booking required. Telephone 051 897200. Free. 11am to 1pm.

Friday 28 August: Genealogy - Family History 1 to 1 Sessions for tracing Cork roots. Consultations for all levels of researcher. Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Free but booking essential: email: reference.library@corkcoco.ie

Friday 28 August: Tracing Your Family History, with Tony Hennessy MAGI. Host: Waterford City & County Libraries. Venue: Dungarvan Library, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. 10:30am to Noon. Admission free. Booking required: Email: dungarvanlibrary@waterfordcouncil.ie or telephone: 058 41231.

Saturday 29 August: Cork Genealogy Day. Venue and host: Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork City. 11am to 4pm. No booking. Free. More details.

Saturday 29 August: Walking Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 3:30pm to 5pm. Free, but booking essential. Email: booking@glasnevintrust.ie. Telephone: 01 8826550.

Saturday 29 August: Digging up the past of Dublin Dockers, with the Dublin Docklands Preservation Society. Starts Noon. Venue: CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1. Details. Free.

Sunday 30 August: Historic Rossmacowen Cilleenach (cillini), with William Casey. Host: Beara Historical Society. Venue: Rossmacowen Church, near Curryglass, Co Cork. Free. No booking, 3–5pm. Telephone: 027 70027.

Sunday 30 August: Tour of Bully's Acre, Dublin's oldest cemetery, with Paul O'Brien. Venue: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. 2pm. Free. Limited spaces so you need to book by email to paulf.obrien@opw.ie or telephone to 087 1169347.

Sunday 30 August: Great Irish Famine Annual Commemoration. Venue: Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Queen's Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. 12:30pm–5pm. Costs: $10 Individual/$17 Family. Details. Bookings.



Monday 31 August to Sunday 6 September

Tuesday 1 September: Registration & Research tips for new members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh Branch. Venue: Omagh Library, Spillars Place, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1HL. 7:15pm.

Tuesday 1 September: The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold stories, with David Edwards. Genealogy at Lunchtime series of lectures. Host and Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1–2pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Wednesday 2 September: Describing the Ards in 1683: the William Montgomery manuscript revisited, with Ian Montgomery. Part of the Up Down series of lectures. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free but need to book your place by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk or telephone to 028 90534800.

Wednesday 2 September: Reinterpreting the Revolution: A Centenary Discussion on the Easter 1916 Rising. Hosted by J P O'Malley, the panel will include prominent historians Diarmaid Ferriter, Maurice Walsh and R F Foster. Venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Doors open 7pm. Price: £8/6 concession. Tickets and details.

Thursday 3 September: Northern Ireland in the 1950s - a Look Back in Time, with Dr Peter Smyth. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NT. 7:30pm.

Thursday 3 September: The Irish in European warfare in the 17th Century – military origins of diaspora, with Padraig Lenihan. Genealogy at Lunchtime series of lectures. Host and Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1–2pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Saturday 5 September: Charlie: the Hedge School. Venue: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Panel: Martin Mansergh, Brian Hanley, Donal Fallon, Colm Keena. 3pm. Sold Out.

Sunday 6 September: 1916–2016: what are we commemorating? A History Ireland Hedge School, chaired by editor Tommy Graham. Venue: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Panel: Martin Mansergh, Jason Burke, Roisin Higgins, Conor McNamara. 3pm. Sold Out.