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Monday, 28 September 2015

Irish genealogy, history/heritage events, 28 Sep–11 Oct

Monday 28 September: The Famine, Ireland, and Co. Down, with Dr. Eamon Phoenix. Host: Greater Mourne Good Relations Forum. Venue: Kilkeel, Co Down. Phone for details: 028 3031 3065 / 077 9388 3664.

Tuesday 29 September: Of Mills and Millers: the industrial heritage of Palmerstown, with Aoife O'Connor. Host: The John Jennings Library, Stewarts Care Limited, Palmerston, Dublin 20. Venue: The Coach House, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome. Details from the library. T: 01 651 8129. E: Email: libraries@stewartscare.ie.

Tuesday 29 September: Digging up your Irish Ancestors, with Mary Casteleyn FIGRS, Vice Chairman of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. The illustrated talk will concentrate on using different type of media for ancestor hunting such as newspapers, pictures and miniatures and graveyards. Venue: Acocks Green Library, Shirley Road, Birmingham B27 7XH, UK. 2pm. Free but donation of £3 requested. No need to book. All welcome.

Tuesday 29 September: 'Idir dhá thor': Tomás Ó Madagáin, poet at the crossroads of culture', with Philip Fogarty. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare. Lecture at 8pm, following AGM (7:30pm).

Tuesday 29 September: The Municipal Joyce: James Joyce and the City Corporation, with Pter Costello. Host: Dublin City Council. Venue: Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6:30–7:15 plus Q&A. Admission free but booking essential by e-mail to lordmayor@dublincity.ie or telephone 01 222 6200.

Tuesday 29 September: Derry and Antrim Yearbook Project, with Diane Kirkpatrick and Andrew Kane. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, BT52 1HF. 8pm.

Wednesday 30 September: Tracing Your Irish-American Catholic Genealogy, with Michael Brophy. Hosts: Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Venue: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St, Andover, MA 01810, USA. 7pm to 8:30pm. Details. Free, but need to register.

Wednesday 30 September: The rising of 1798 in County Down, with Allan Blackstock. 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.

Thursday 1 October: 19th-century prison records, with Chris Colvin. First of PRONI's Crime and Society lecture series. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free but need to book: E proni@dcalni.gov.uk, T: (+44) 028 90 534800.

Thursday 1 October: Court Records - their value to the family historian, with Wesley Geddis. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 1 October: The statues and sculptures of Dublin City, with Neal Doherty. Host: Rathfarnham Historical Society. Venue: Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Main Street, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. All welcome. Non-members €4. 8pm.

Friday 2 October: Celebrating Cork Past, exhibition and more. All day event at Millennium Hall/Lecture Hall, City Hall, Cork City. Pop along to see the Cork Genealogy Society team who will have their own stand. Free admission. 10am to 6:30pm.

Saturday 3 October: Conference: The Border Counties and the First World War. Host: Ulster Local History Trust. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Topics include refugees, war poetry, recruitment, soldiers, nursing and sources for family war research. Bookings. €20 or £15 includes refreshments but not lunch.

Monday 5 October: Unearthing the NorthWest in old photos, with Ken McCormack. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry BT48 8AL. 7p–9pm.

Monday 5 October: James McAlpin and the Killyleagh Philosophy School, with Rev Dr David Steers. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm to 9:30pm.

Monday 5 October: Researching your family history, with Brian Mitchell MAGI. Venue: Tower Museum, Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU. 2pm. Free. No booking.

Monday 5 October: Here Lyeth - the 18th-century headstones of Wicklow, with Christian Corlett. Host: Rathdrum Historical Society. Venue: Avondale Community College, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 6 October: An Omagh emigrant family tragedy 1836, with Kenneth Collins. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh Branch. Venue: Library, Spillars Place, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL. 7:15pm to 9:15pm.

Tuesday 6 October: Henry Gore Sankey: Portrait of a perfect Lord Mayor of Dublin, 1791-92, with Dr Lisa-Marie Griffith. Host: Dublin City Council. Venue: Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6:30–7:15 plus Q&A. Admission free but booking essential by e-mail to lordmayor@dublincity.ie or telephone 01 222 6200.

Thursday 8 October: Suffrage Militancy in Ireland, with Margaret Ward. Part of PRONI's Crime and Society lecture series. Host and Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free but need to book: E proni@dcalni.gov.uk, T: (+44) 028 90 534800.

Thursday 8 October: 1349: The Black Death, with Gillian Kenny. 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–1:45pm. Admission free. NO booking is necessary.

Friday 9 October: Back To Our Past, Ireland's biggest genealogy fair and conference. Includes Genetic Genealogy Ireland, a programme of lectures about using DNA for family history research. This is the place to be if you want expert advice on starting your genealogical hunt or to help you over a brickwall. Venue: Serpentine Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 12Noon to 6pm. Continues Saturday and Sunday (see below). €5 admission per day.

Saturday 10 October: 1916: a contested legacy, a one-day conference. Host and venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town, Manchester, UK. Details.

Saturday 10 October: Irish genealogy workshop, with Bridget Bray. Host and venue: New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave, Between 50th & 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA.  12Noon to 3pm.  Donation $10, includes light refreshments. Tickets.

Saturday 10 October and Sunday 11 October: Back To Our Past, Ireland's biggest genealogy fair and conference. Includes Genetic Genealogy Ireland, a programme of lectures about using DNA for family history research. This is the place to be if you want expert advice on starting your genealogical hunt or to help you over a brickwall. Venue: Serpentine Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 11am to 6pm, both days. €5 admission per day.