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Monday, 12 October 2015

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 12–25 Oct

Monday 12 October: Get Online Week @ PRONI. A two-hour practical workshop where you can learn some IT skills, get a hands-on introduction to searching archives on the internet, and enjoy a guided tour of PRONI's research areas. Workshop start at 10am and 1:30pm. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Need to book – future@dfpni.gov.uk; phone: 02890 823239. Free.

Monday 12 October: Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland, with Dr Margaret Murphy. A lecture and book launch (book of same name edited by lecturer and Dr Matthew Stout). Host and venue: Cobden Hall, Carlow College, College Street, Carlow. 1:45pm. All welcome to attend. Free.

Monday 12 October: Gruelling Ordeals: The Irish Workhouse Diet, 1850-1950, an evening programme of lectures and tastings focused on the topic of diet, health and medicine in working class lives. Host: Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities. Venue: Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue, Belfast BT14 6BP. 5pm to 7pm. Free but you need to book tickets. All welcome.

Tuesday 13 October 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.

Tuesday 13 October: A rather mild sort of rebel: J P Nannetti, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1906–08, with Dr Ciaran Wallace. 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.

Tueday 13 October: Get Online Week @ PRONI. A two-hour practical workshop where you can learn some IT skills, get a hands-on introduction to searching archives on the internet, and enjoy a guided tour of PRONI's research areas. Workshop start at 10am and 1:30pm. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Need to book by email: future@dfpni.gov.uk or phone: 02890 823239. Free.

Tueday 13 October: The origins of banking in medieval Ireland, with Dr Eddie Coleman. Milestones of Medieval Dublin lunchtime lecture series. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8. 1:05pm. Free. No booking.

Tuesday 13 October: An Easter Dawn – The cast of the Rising, with Turtle Bunbury. Host: The Old Athlone Society. Venue: Officers' Mess, Custume Barracks, Athlone. 8pm. Details.

Wednesday 14 October: The Family Plot: Historic Graveyards of County Down, with William Roulston. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of the Up Down series of lectures. Admission free. All welcome. Booking recommended. Please contact PRONI to secure your place: proni@dcalni.gov.uk; telephone 028 90534800.

Wednesday 14 October: Irish recruitment in WW1, with Professor Keith Jeffery. Host and venue: North Down Museum, Town Hall, Castle Park Ave, Bangor, Co Down BT20 4BT. 7:30pm. Free but you need to reserve a place by tel: 02891 271200 or email: museum@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

Wednesday 14 October: Get Online Week @ PRONI. A two-hour practical workshop where you can learn some IT skills, get a hands-on introduction to searching archives on the internet, and enjoy a guided tour of PRONI's research areas. Workshop start at 10am and 1:30pm. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Need to book by email: future@dfpni.gov.uk or phone: 02890 823239. Free.

Wednesday 14 October: David Herbison -The Bard of Dunclug (1800-1880), with Dr Ivan Herbison. The talk will commemorate the unveiling of a Blue Plaque to David Herbison in Mill Street, Ballymena. Venue: Ballymena Central Library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, Co Antrim BT43 5AX. 12:15pm to 1pm. Free. No booking required.

Thursday 15 October: Galwaymen in the American Civil War, with Damian Shiels. Host and venue: Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway City. 7–8pm. Free. Places are limited so booking is essential – tel: (091)532460 or email: museum@galwaycity.ie.

Thursday 15 October: Ireland 1916, a HistoryIreland Hedge School. Unfettered debate featuring a panel of historical experts. Host: South Dublin County Council/Red Line Book Festival. Venue: Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 8pm. Admission: Adult €8; Concessions €6. Bookings: 01 4627477, boxoffice@civictheatre.ie. Details.

Thursday 15 October: Female political imprisonment during the Irish Civil War, with Laura McAtackney. 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 15 October: Huguenots in Ireland, with Elizabeth Bicker. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down & Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, BT20 4AG. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Details.

Thursday 15 October: Launch of Easter Dawn – The 1916 Rising, by Turtle Bunbury. Hosts: Mercier Press and Glasnevin Trust. Venue: Glasnevin Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin. 6–8pm. RSVP to Dierdre.roberts@mercierpress.ie.

Thursday 15 October: Digital resources for family history research at Limerick City & County Archives, with Sharon Slater. Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, Limerick. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 16 October: Get Online Week @ PRONI. A two-hour practical workshop where you can learn some IT skills, get a hands-on introduction to searching archives on the internet, and enjoy a guided tour of PRONI's research areas. Workshop start at 10am and 1:30pm. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Need to book by email: future@dfpni.gov.uk or phone: 02890 823239. Free.

Friday 16 October: Revolting Women: Irish Feminist, Labour & Nationalist Movements 1913-1923, with Dr Katherine O'Donnell & Prof. Laura McAtackney. Plus papers from Will Murphy, Rosemary Cullen-Owens, Dr Ann Matthews & Padraig Yeates. Hosts: Irish Research Council New Foundations Programme and UCD Decade of Centenaries. Venue: 86 Newman House, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. 2pm to 6pm. Free. Public welcome. Need to book.

Saturday 17 October: Workhouses in Fermanagh and Tyrone, with Jack Johnston. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy Centre. Venue: Enniskillen Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen. 2:15pm.

Saturday 17 October: Going paperless: Digitizing your genealogy research, with Melissa Johnson CG. A workshop designed to help researchers become more effective and better organised. Host Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave, Bethpage, New York 11714, USA. 11am–12:30pm. (Follows Help Session with Kathleen McGee at 10am.) Details.

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.

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: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, 7pm, Sacred Heart Chapel, Church Street, by RTÉ's Joe Duffy); 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/