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Monday, 13 June 2016

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 13–26 June

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: Delayed opening of free Genealogy Service at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Service will start at 1pm rather than 9:30am.

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.

Monday 20 June: Genealogy information sessions, with Margaret Bonar and Elizabeth Craven. Morning and afternoon sessions. Morning venue: Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Dublin 5 from 10:30am to 11:45am. Afternoon venue: Donaghmede library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13 from 2:30pm to 4pm. Free. Bookings to 085 1444883 or impossibleancestors@gmail.com.

Tuesday 21 June: Book launch: Titanic: culture and calamity, by Dr John Wilson Foster. Launch by Glenn Patterson. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 21 June: The Rebuilding of O’Connell Street, with Grainne Shaffrey. 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. 6–7pm. Free but booking essential. Fully booked.

Thursday 23 June to Sunday 26 June: McGrath Clan Gathering, with talks, book and dna project launches, visits and tours, trad music sessions, BBQ, clan dinner and much more. Genealogist Ann Marie Coughlan will be available on the Friday and Saturday for free consultations (need to book). Venue: The Park Hotel and Leisure Centre, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Programme and booking details. Drop by for the day, or stay for the full four days.

Thursday 23 June: Drink and Temperance in C19th Ireland – a half-day conference. Speakers include Annemarie McAllister, Conor Reidy, Orfhlaith Campbell, Gillian McIntosh, Leanne McCormick and Maura Cronin. Hosts: PRONI and Open University. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1:30pm. Free but need to book.

Thursday 23 June: Remembering and reinventing the Rising, with Donal Fallon. Part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 1. Free. No booking required, but space limited. 6:30pm.

Friday 24 June: The forgotten fisherman of Belfast Lough, 1680–1900, with Dr Desmond McCabe. Concludes the Sailortown Maritime Exhibition at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. No need to book.

Friday 24 June: Merchant Marine ancestors? Specialist genealogy advice, with David Snook. Concludes the Sailortown Maritime Exhibition at PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. Afternoon session.

Friday 24 June: Book launch – Irish politics in postcards, by Declan Martin. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria St, Belfast, BT1 3GA. Guest speaker: Dr Eamon Phoenix. Light refreshments provided. 6:30pm for 7pm. Free. Need to book by tel to +44(0)28 9066 1988 or e-mail to enquiry@uhf.org.uk.