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Monday, 25 July 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 25 July to 7 August

Tuesday 26 July: 1916 and the Big House: a Kildare perspective, with Dr Ciaran Reilly. Host and venue: Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare. €5, includes refreshments. 7:15pm. Booking required: T (0)1 628 8252 or E castletwon@opw.ie. 8pm. Lecture held in the Hunting Room.

Tuesday 26 July: Mná - 25 years of searching - lessons & leads, with Sinead McCool, first of this year's NLI Genealogy at lunchtime lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome, booking not required.

Thursday 28 July: The lonely sea and sky - the rescue of 168 German sailors in December 1943 by the MV Kerlogue, a tiny ship from Wexford, with Dermot Bolger. Part of the NLI Genealogy at Lunchtime lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July: Waterford County Museum Book Sale. Venue: Dan McCarthy's Shop, Friary Street, Waterford. 9am to 9pm every day. Wide range of books including novels, gardening, cookery, medical to sports and history.

Thursday 28 July to Monday 1 August: 5th Annual Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School and Festival takes place in various venue in Shandon, Cork City. Includes a mix of lectures, talks, discussions, music, singing and films. All events are free and there is no need to book, however some talks fill up very quickly so be on time to guarantee a seat. Details.

Monday 1 August: Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland.

Tuesday 2 August: Territory, maps and genealogy, with Paul McCotter MAGI. Part of the NLI Genealogy at Lunchtime lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Wednesday 3 August: The life and legacy of Roger Casement, a special event including exhibition and access to Air Corps Museum. Host: Ireland 2016 and the Defence Forces. Venue: Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin 22. 11am to 5pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Details and booking.

Thursday 4 August: Explorations in Irish genealogy, with Fiona Fitzsimons. Part of the NLI Genealogy at Lunchtime lecture series. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.