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Monday, 6 June 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 6–19 June

To Saturday 25 June: Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 – a multi-media exhibition. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 1. Free. Regular library opening hours. All welcome. Guided tours also available. Details.

Monday 6 June: Public holiday in Republic of Ireland. Most libraries and archives closed. Reopening Tuesday.

Monday 6 June: The merchant seamen of Sailortown, Belfast, 1918, exhibition launch and talk with David Snook (irishmariners.ie). Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1pm. (Exhibition runs to 24 June – details.)

Wednesday 8 June:  Mapping the Rising, with Dr John Borgonovo and Mr Charlie Roche using new maps to explore various aspects of the 1916 Easter Rising. Part of the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ lecture series. Hosts: University College Cork and National Library of Ireland. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. All welcome. Starts 7pm. No booking required. Details.

Thursday 9 June: The Presbyterian Story: history, theology and community in Ulster, 1640-1714, with Professor Robert Armstrong. The Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies Beckett lecture. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Wine reception and book launch at 6pm. Lecture at 6:30pm. All welcome. No booking required.

Thursday 9 June: The Battle of Jutland, with Richard Doherty. Part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. Host and Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle St, Londonderry BT48 6AL. Refreshments provided. Free. Everyone welcome. 7pm.

Friday 10 June: Researching the Rising Workshop, with Dr Emma Edwards. Advice on researching the collections of theh NLI. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Suitable for anyone looking to embark on a research project or to enhance research skills in navigating the catalogue, accessing the various collections and interpreting the sources. 11am. Free. Need to book. Details.

Friday 10 June to Saturday 11 June: Farming and Country Life 1916. Host: Teagasc. Venue: Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway. This event, which forms part of the official 1916 Rising Commemorations, celebrates the rural Ireland of 100 years ago and reflects on the important part of life in Ireland at the beginning of the last century. Exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments, lectures, debates, and reconstructions and presentations. 10am to 5pm each day. Free. Details.

Saturday 11 June: Genealogy for advanced researchers, with Audrey Leonard, John Schade and Lois Mackin. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, South St Paul, MN, USA. 10:30am. $15 IGSI members/$20 non-members. Details.

Saturday 11 June: FindMyPast's Irish family history records, with Brian Donovan. Host: Manchester Histories Festival's Celebration Day. Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester UK. Free, but need to book tickets. 12pm to 12:45pm.

Tuesday 14 June: 19th-century beggars in Ireland, with Sean Bagnall. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: Tallaght Library, Library Square, Dublin 24. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 June: The Great Monumental Avenue of the City: O'Connell Street and Town Planning, 1911–1916, with Brian Ward. Part of the Capstones Shift Lecture Series. Hosts: Irish Architectural Archive, Architecture Ireland and RIAI. Venue: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 6–7pm. Free but booking essential. Fully booked.

Wednesday 15 June: Book launch – Soldiers of the Short Grass – A History of the Curragh Camp, by Dan Harvey. Venue: Ceannt Officers’ Mess, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. 6pm.

Thursday 16 June: Derry to New York Immigration Patterns, lecture with Brian Mitchell MAGI, and launch of Derry-Londonderry Goes Global exhibition (Foyle Civic Trust & Derry City Council). Host: New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA. 8pm. Free (donations welcome) but need to book tickets.

Thursday 16 June: Rising exhibition, Walk & Talk Tour. The Rising is a major photographic exhibition that showcases the NLI's rich imagery of the events and locations of 1916. Host and Venue: National Photographic Archive, National Library of Ireland, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin. 2pm. Free. All welcome. No need to book.

Friday 17 June: Irish Passenger Lists, with Brian Mitchell MAGI. Host: New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Venue: NYG&B Conference Room, 36 West 44th St, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036, USA. Reserve your seat by email. 1–2pm. Free. Details.