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Monday, 26 September 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 26 Sept–8 Oct

Monday 26 September: Temperance, with Valerie Adams. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1pm. Booking recommended: T: 028 9053 4800, E: proni@communities-ni.gov.uk. Postponed.

Tuesday 27 September: The Ulster Covenant, 1912 and the Proclamation of the Republic of Ireland, 1916, with Liam Kennedy. Host and venue: Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum (Assembly Room), Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG. 7pm. Fre but booking essential: T: 028 9266 3377, E: ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.

Tuesday 27 September: 1916 & 1956. The Irish & Hungarian Revolutions - similarities and differences, with Brian Comerford. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. Free to members/€5 non-members. All welcome. Lecture will be preceded at 7:30pm by the Society's postponed 2016 AGM.

Wednesday 28 September: Mysteries of Life and Death: the work of the Armagh Coroner, 1888-1889, with Dr Desmond McCabe. Part of the County Armagh Lecture Series. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Booking recommended - email proni@communities-ni.gov.uk to secure your place.

Friday 30 September: Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition. This year's theme is 1916. Venue: Millenium Hall, City Hall, Cork City. 10am to 6:30pm. Free. Details (pdf)

Saturday 1 October: Ireland and the Great War - a one-day conference. Host: Western Front Association, Cork Branch. Venue: Ambassador Hotel, Military Hill, St Luke's, Cork City. 9:30am to 5pm. All welcome. €15 on the door or in advance from Liam Ruiseal Book Shop, 49-50 Oliver Plunkett St, Cork City.

Monday 3 October: The school and the home: boarding schools in Dublin 1800-1860, with Mary Hatfield. What was it like to be a student at boarding school in the early nineteenth-century. What did students study and why? Part of the Dublin Festival of History. Venue: Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11. Free. 6:30pm. Booking required. Details.

Monday 3 October: History, Memory & the Archives: sources for the Revolutionary period in Military Archives, with Commandant Stephen MacEoin. Part of the Dublin Festival of History 2016 programme. Venue: Auditorium, Guard Room, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. 3pm. Free. Early booking recommended, to militaryarchives@defenceforces.ie.

Monday 3 October: History of Ballyarnett Racecourse, with Thomas Deeney. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 4 October: Visit to Heritage Services, Central Library. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: Heritage Services, 2nd Floor, Central Library, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1EA. 2:30pm. Email Branch: belfast@nifhs.org.

Tuesday 4 October: The Irish soldier in 1916, with Lar Joye. Host and venue: Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum (Assembly Room), Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG. 7pm. Free but booking essential: T: 028 9266 3377, E: ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.

Wednesday 5 October: Visit to the LDS Family History Centre, with Keith Wright. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Foyle Northern Ireland FHC, Racecourse Road, LondonDerry, BT48 7RA. 7pm. Email Branch: tyrone@nifhs.org.

Wednesday 5 October: Halloween in Ireland, history and traditions, with Dr Deirdre O'Byrne. Host: Birmingham Irish Heritage Group. Venue: Irish Centre Birmingham, 14-20 High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, UK B12 0LN. 7–9pm. Details.

Wednesday 5 October: ‘From Jangling steeples to Hill-Rimmed Houses’: the Buildings of County Armagh, with Dr Kevin Mulligan. Part of the County Armagh Lecture Series. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Booking recommended - email proni@communities-ni.gov.uk to secure your place

Wednesday 5 October: Launch of #IAMIRISH - Photography Exhibition. Formalities by Ambassador Dan Mulhall. Launch will also announce a series of workshops and debates linking those of mixed race heritage to their Irish family ancestry. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. Exhibition marks Black History Month. 7pm. Free. Details. Exhibition to continue to 31 October.

Thursday 6 October: The archaeological landscape of the War of Independence and The Civil War, with Damian Shiels. Host and Venue: National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Ceramics Room, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm to 1:45pm. All welcome. Free but need to book by email to educationarch@museum.ie or telephone to (0)1 648 6334.

Friday 7 October: A history of eating and drinking, with Kim Mawwhinney. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. 1pm. Booking recommended: T: 028 9053 4800, E: proni@communities-ni.gov.uk.

Saturday 8 October: 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.

Saturday 8 October: Irish Ancestry One-Day Conference, with lectures from Maggie Loughran and Chris Paton. Host: Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society. Venue: Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre, 155 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, UK, BB5 3HZ. Tickets £20, includes buffet Lunch. Details.

Saturday 8 October: 19th-century Irish genealogy research: What’s available and how to find it - an Intermediate level workshop with Miles Davenport. Host and venue: McClelland Irish Centre (Norton Room), 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, USA. 10:30am to 12:30pm. Non-Members: $20/Members: $15. Need to register. Details.

Saturday 8 October: Famine and eviction in the Irish Midlands, a morning seminar. Hosts: Offaly Historical Society and Irish Newspaper Archives. Venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore. 9:30am to 1pm. Details (Word doc).