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Monday, 19 October 2015

Irish genealogy, history and heritage events, 20–31 Oct

Monday 19 October: Re-enactment of stories from the Sinking of the Lusitania, with Mary O'Leary. Host: Muskerry Local History Society in conjunction with Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Lusitania Commemoration History Exhibition. Venue: Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall, Ballincollig, Co Cork. 8pm. Members free; non-members €3. All welcome.

Monday 19 October: 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.

Monday 19 October: Researching your family history, with Brian Mitchell MAGI. Venue: Tower Museum, Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU. 2pm. Free. No booking.

Monday 19 October: Edward Bruce and Ireland 1315-1318, with Dr William Roulston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, Co Antrim BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm.

Tuesday 20 October: The Golden Age of Steam: a half-day conference on railways in Ireland. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Beflast. 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Details. Free admission but booking is recommended: proni@dcalni.gov.uk, or phone 028 90 534800.

Tuesday 20 October: A man of principle: Frank Cluskey, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1968–69, with Dr Kieran Jack MacGinley. 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 20 October: The Ulster Plantation and sources for its study, with Dr William Roulston. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GA. 1–2pm. Free but registration required by email to discover@ulster-scots.com or telephone 028 9043 6710.

Wednesday 21 October: Lurgan and the Great War, with Richard Edgar and Clive Higginson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh branch. Venue: Town Hall, 15-17 Edward Street, Portadown, Co Armagh BT62 3LX. 7:30pm. Will be followed by a light supper. All welcome.

Wednesday 21 October:The tune we played was the Protestant Boys’: songs and the battle of Dolly’s Brae, 1849, with John Moulden. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free, but booking recommended: E proni@dcalni.gov.uk, T: (+44) 028 90 534800.

Wednesday 21 October: 1916 Rising – historical context, causes and events, with Dr. Robert K. O’Neill. Host: McClelland Irish Library, Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 7pm–9pm. Details.

Thursday 22 October: DeLoran: Back to the failure, with Graham Brownlow. 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 22 October: Irish Quaker Archives, with Christopher Moriarty. Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, Limerick. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 23 October: Irish family history research, with Terry Eakin FIGRS. Venue: Level 2 Meeting Room, Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. 2–4pm. Reserving your seat recommended. Free.

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October: GENGEN (GENealogy over GENerations) and (GENetics over GENerations) is the new name of the Genealogy Event in New York. Venue:Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York City, NY, USA. Saturday is the traditional genealogy day (plus evening social event). Sunday focuses on DNA. Admission: $20–$70. Tickets.

Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October: Street Stories 1916, a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Events include the launch of a commemorative magazine – The 1916 Rising in Stoneybatter, Smithfield and The Markets, on Friday at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Chapel, Church Street, by RTÉ's Joe Duffy); and a talk, Realists and Idealists: The 77 Women of the Easter Rising, with Liz Gillis and Mary McAuliffe, on Saturday at 2.30pm in the Elbow Room, North Brunswick Street. check out the public talks; walking tours; film screening and live music. All events to be held in local venues in Smithfield, Dublin 7. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Details to follow: https://www.facebook.com/events/429946607191224/

Tuesday 27 October: The Corner Boys of Kilrush, with Morgan Roughan. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare. 8pm. Members free; Non-members €5. All welcome.

Tuesday 27 October: Laurence O'Neill, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1917&24; patriot and man of peace, with Dr Thomas J Morrissey. 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 27 October: Telling the same old story: memory and Irish history, with Dr Gillian O'Brien. Host: Modern Irish History Seminar Series, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. Venue: Room G13, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK. 6pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 27 October: Adoption and NPE’s (Not the Parent Expected), with Sean T Traynor. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co Londonderry. 8pm

Tuesday 27 October: The churches and their records, with Dr William Roulston. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GA. 1–2pm. Free but registration required by email to discover@ulster-scots.com or telephone 028 9043 6710.

Wednesday 28 October: Divergent paths: a family history approach to the study of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820–1920, with John Herson. Host: Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Edinburgh. Venue: Room G 13, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Way, Edinburgh. 5:30 to 7pm. Students and public welcome. Free.

Thursday 29 October: What can be found in the Newspaper Library Belfast? Discussion with Committee members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm.

Friday 30 October: The admission of children to workhouses in County Antrim, 1850–1914, with Simon Gallaher. Host: School of History and Anthropology. Venue: Training Room 2, Graduate Centre, Queen's University Belfast. 4pm.

Saturday 31 October: Waterford's Revolutionary Decade Roadshow, with Waterford City & County Council in conjunction with School of History, University College Cork. Venue: Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 11am to 4pm. Exhibition stands, lectures, musical performances, re-enactments and more. Free. No booking. Details.