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Monday, 8 August 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 8–21 August

Tuesday 9 August: 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. 2pm. Free. Need to book. Details.

Tuesday 9 August: The manor of Kilmainham, with Paolo Virtuani. Part of the Milestones of Medieval Dublin Lunchtime Lectures series. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 1:05–1:50pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Tuesday 9 August: Sisters of the Revolutionaries: Margaret and Mary Bridget Pearse, with Teresa O’ Donnell. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin 18. 8–10pm. All Welcome. €3.

Tuesday 9 August: History of Deaf Culture in Ireland, with Liam Breen/Cormac Leonard (interpreter). 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 11 August: The Yanks are Coming: The American Expeditionary Force in the Great War, with John Lee. Host: Western Front Association. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. All welcome. Free. No need to book.

Thursday 11 August: WWI Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience, an exhibition tour. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, 2/3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Booking is not required. All welcome. 2pm.

Thursday 11 August: The Reading Room and free Genealogy Service of the National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8, will be available 2pm to 5pm only.

Thursday 11 August: Oral traditions, with Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. 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.

Saturday 13 August: Tipperary Studies closed. The local studies and archive department of Tipperary Libraries will not open. Venue: The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Re-opens Monday 15 August. Phone for details: (0504) 29278.

Saturday 13 August: Genealogy drop-in, with Mayo Genealogy Group. Host and venue: National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough Park, Co Mayo. If you have an interest in finding out about your family history come along for free practical tips. No booking required. New researchers welcome. 11:30am to 1pm.

Saturday 13 August: The National Library's History & Heritage, an introduction to the Library's rich architectural history and the Signatories exhibition, plus a guided tour of the Reading Room.  Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Admission free. All welcome. 1pm. No need to book.

Sunday 14 August: Bonnets and Brothels: The Women of Dublin Castle, with Kimberley Foy. Host and venue: Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Talk tailored to adults. 4:15pm. Free, but booking required by email to DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie.

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.