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Monday, 15 August 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 15-28 August

Monday 15 August: Medieval Rathdown, with Chris Corlett. Part of the 42nd Summer Series of Evening Lectures by Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin. (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill). Members free. Non-members €5. Tea/coffee and biscuits served after lecture. 8pm.

Monday 15 August: 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 16 August: Irish genealogy, a presentation by Dr Paul McCotter MAGI, followed by free genealogical advice clinic. Venue: Franciscan Well pub, North Mall, Cork City. 8:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 16 August: Wilde's women: how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew, with Eleanor Fitzsimons. Part of the NLI Genealogy at lunchtime lecture series. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Tuesday 16 August: Before De Ridelesford: Mapping the Proto Manor of Bre 1171-1173, with David McIlreavy. Part of the 42nd Summer Series of Evening Lectures by Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin. (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill). Members free. Non-members €5. Tea/coffee and biscuits served after lecture. 8pm.

Wednesday 17 August: Seeking Your Scots-Irish Ancestors webinar, with Donna Moughty. Host: Georgia Genealogical Society, USA. Members and non-members can view the live webinar free. Only members can view the recording. Live online broadcast 8pm–9:30pm EST. Need to register. Details.

Wednesday 17 August: The National Museum of Ireland: Memories and Anecdotes, with Dr Patrick Wallace. The Leo Swan Memorial Lecture, and part of the 42nd Summer Series of Evening Lectures by Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin. (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill). Members free. Non-members €5. Tea/coffee and biscuits served after lecture. 8pm.

Thursday 18 August: The Forgotten Irish: Revealing the voices of Irish 19th-century emigrants, with Damien Shiels. Part of the NLI Genealogy at lunchtime lecture series. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Thursday 18 August: Recent Archaeological Research at Glendalough, with Dr Graeme Warren. Part of the 42nd Summer Series of Evening Lectures by Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin. (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill). Members free. Non-members €5. Tea/coffee and biscuits served after lecture. 8pm.

Friday 19 August to Wednesday 24 August: Gleeson Gathering. A six-day event including genealogy and history talks (full day on Saturday), visit to Local Studies archives, guided walks and tours of local attractions, genealogy consultations at the North Tipperary Genealogy Centre, and social events. Venue: Various, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Programme.

Friday 19 August: Some exceptional women in early medieval Ireland – Evidence from the grave, with Dr Elixabeth O'Brien. Part of the 42nd Summer Series of Evening Lectures by Rathmichael Historical Society. Venue: Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin. (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill). Members free. Non-members €5. Tea/coffee and biscuits served after lecture. 8pm.

Friday 19 August: Irish genealogy research consultation. Host: Friends of Irish Research. Venue: The Irish Cultural Centre Library, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA, USA. 7-9pm. Free. Register by email: friendsofirishresearch@gmail.com.

Saturday 20 August to Sunday 28 August: Heritage Week. Island-wide genealogy and history events, and more. See HeritageWeek.ie and search use Genealogy as keyword.

Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August:
Houses of the Landed Society in County Galway, an exhibition of more than 300 houses. Hosts: Skehana & District Heritage Group. Venue: Skehana Community Development Astro-Turf Pitch, Skehana, Co Galway. Saturday 5–7pm. Sunday 11am–4pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 22 August: Reading Room of National Archives of Ireland in Dublin closed until 11 October earliest. Details.

Tuesday 23 August: Family history day. Talks, free access to online resources and consultations with genealogists. Host and venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 11am to 4pm. Booking recommended by T:(1) 674 4999 or E:dublinstudies@dublincity.ie.

Tuesday 23 August: From Meath of the pastures to Smithfield: the story of Smithfield and a family who lived there, with Mary O’Connell. Host: Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free.

Tuesday 23 August: A Beginners Guide to Tracing your Family Tree, with County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre. Venue: Aras Reddan, Temple St, Sligo. This event will focus on online research and tracing 1916 ancestors. 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Need to book: 071 91 43728 or email info@sligoroots.com.

Wednesday 24 August: Behind the scenes – Conservation at the NLI, with conservator Louise O’Connor describing how the conservation department cares for and treats a wide range of library items. Venue: National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Wednesday 24 August:
Grave matters: disease, death and Dublin from the Middle Ages, with Ciaran Wallace and Lisa Marie Griffith. Host and venue: Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12. Free. 7pm. Reserve your place by email to walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie.

Thursday 25 August: Mapping and protecting the shipwrecks of the First World War in Irish waters, with Karl Brady & Charise McKeon. Host and venue: National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St. Dublin 2. All welcome. 1pm. Reservations: +353 (0)1 6486334, educationarch@museum.ie.

Thursday 25 August: Irish genealogy, a presentation by Dr Paul McCotter MAGI, followed by free genealogical advice clinic. Venue: Franciscan Well brewpub, North Mall, Cork City. 8:30pm. All free. All welcome.

Thursday 25 August: The use of Catholic parish registers in genealogy, with Dolores O'Shea. Host: South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co Galway. Free. 3:30pm. No need to book. All welcome.

Thursday 25 August: Children's records in 19th-century Ireland, with Aoife O'Connor. Part of the NLI Genealogy at lunchtime lecture series. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required.

Thursday 25 August: The NLI as the ‘memory’ of Ireland, with Maeve Casserly. Host and venue: National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Free. 1pm. All welcome. Booking not required. Details.

Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August: Daniel O'Connell Summer School. Venue: Friday at The Library, Caherciveen, Co Kerry. Saturday at Derrynane House, Caherdaniel. Sunday at St Crohans and Caherdaniel Community Centre, Co Kerry. The Summer School will explore the links between Kerry and the 1916 Rising, including the contributions of Mortimer O’Connell, Fion├ín Lynch and Tom Clifford. Dr Mary MacAleese, former President of Ireland, will give this year’s Daniel O’Connell lecture. Programme.

Saturday 27 August: Irish Railway Records Society's Archive Open Day. Host and venue: Irish Railway Records Society. Behind Heuston Station, Dublin. 11am to 5pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Sunday 28 August: 17th Annual Commemortion at the Great Irish Famine Monument. Venue: Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia. 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Tickets.