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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events 19 Sep–1 Oct

Monday 19 September: My Great Grandfather, the Bigamist, with Su Topping. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome. Find out more.

Monday 19 September: 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 20 September 20: The Story of the Scots and Irish in Missouri, with Rickey Pittman. Host and venue: Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, Missouri, MO 64055, USA. 10am to 11am. Free, but need to register.

Tuesday 20 September: From Ireland to Canada in the 1950s, with Philip Donnelly. Host: Bailieborough Heritage Society. Venue: Bailieborough Library, Market House, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 September:The Irish Volunteers and 1916: Oral history accounts of Lisburn and County Antrim, with Dr Donall McAnallen. 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 21 September:  Bogs, Battles and Barges: The Newry Canal, Oldest in the British Isles, with Geraldine Foley. 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 21 September:  Thomas Francis Meagher and the Meaghers of Ballycanvan, with James Andrew Doherty. Venue: Jack Meades, Passage E Rd, Halfway House, Faithlegg, Co Waterford. 8pm.

Wednesday 21 September: Who Do You Think You Are: Starting Family History Research. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 8TD. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 24 September: Guided tour of Long Tower Church and Graveyard, with Ivor Doherty. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Long Tower Church, Derry. 7pm. All welcome.

Friday 23 to Saturday 24 September: Diaspora of the Wild Atlantic Way, an international conference exploring migration from the west of Ireland. Host: Clare Roots Society. Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare. Details. Tickets.

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 & 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.