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Monday, 10 October 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 9-23 October

To end October: #IAMIRISH - Photography Exhibition plus 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. Free. Details.

Monday 10 October: Family Heirlooms and Artefacts Night. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT36 5HP. 7pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 October: Easter 1916 – Rising or Civil War, with Mal Murray. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Donation €3. All welcome. 8pm.

Tuesday 11 October: The Story of the North Lisburn area, with Chris Scott. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 12 October: Steelboys, Oakboys and Bad Boys: the troubled County of Armagh, 1750 to 1800, with Dr Eoin Magennis. 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. Rearranged for 9 November.

Wednesday 12 October Buried in the archives: Funeral undertakers in Dublin 1750–2000, with guest speakers Dr Lisa Marie Griffith and Dr Ciarán Wallace. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome. Free. 6pm.

Thursday 13 October: 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 13 October: Irish Round Towers, with Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe. Part of the Red Line Book Festival. Host: South Dublin Libraries Local Studies. Venue: Clondalkin Civic Offices, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. 7pm. Free, but need to book: (0)1 4627477.

Thursday 13 October: The Clogherney Boys in World War 1: A mid-Tyrone story, with Robert Corbett. Host: Western Front Association. Venue: RONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. £4 donation requested. All welcome. No booking.

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October: Warp and weft – A two day exploration of diasporic links, ancestral entanglements, revolution and war. Hosts: Cavan Ireland 2016 Committee, Cavan Genealogy and the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies Omagh. Venue: Friday 14th: Belturbet, Co Cavan, and Saturday 15th: Mellon Centre, Omagh, Co Tyrone. All welcome. Details of programme, fees and booking.

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October: A safe place for ships - a 2nd annual Irish maritime heritage conference exploring Ireland's sea-going past. Topics include piracy, fishing communities, smuggling, ports, boat-building, Lusitania, naval warfare etc. Organised by the School of History, University College Cork. Fre. No registration required. Details.

Saturday 15 October: Resources available at the Catholic Archdiocese of Brooklyn, with Joseph Coen. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Library. Meeting starts 10am. 47 Powell Ave, Bethpage, New York, USA. Details.

Saturday 15 October: The Role of Women in 1916 with specific focus on Cumann na mBan - a day conference. Host and venue: Ballinasloe Library, Society Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. 10am to 5pm. Lectures, exhibitions. Free. Need to book. Details and booking (pdf 1.7Mb)

Saturday 15 October: Ireland: Church, Famine & Immigration - a full day seminar. Host: Genealogical Society of Queensland. Venue: Queen Alexandra Conference Centre, Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia. 8:30am to 3:15pm. Morning tea and lunch included. See society's website for costs and booking details.

Monday 17 October: 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. Afternoons: Donaghmede library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13 from 2:30pm to 4pm. Free. Bookings to 085 1444883 or impossibleancestors@gmail.com.

Monday 17 October: Diary of a Farmer’s Wife (1796-97), with Jenny Cumming. 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.

Tuesday 18 October: 100 years of division in Kingstown, 1816–1916, with Tom Conlon. Host: Foxrock Local History Club. Venue: Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre, Foxrock, Co Dublin. Also, Frongoch, with Éanna De Búrca. All welcome. €5.

Tuesday 18 October: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times: Researching Lisburn and the Great War, with Pat Geary. 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.

Tuesday 18 October: Visiting the ‘Gibraltar of Ireland’: John Lee’s Observations on Cashel and Co. Tipperary in 1806–7, with Dr Angela Byrne. First of this winter's Tipperary People and Places Lecture series. Host: Tipperary Studies. Venue: The Gallery of the Source Library, Cathedral St, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 19 October: Archaeolgical Finds from County Armagh: Evidence of Raiders, Traders or Invaders? with Dr Greer Ramsey. 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 19 October:
17th-century sources for studying the Ulster Scots, Ulster English and Ulster Irish, with Dr William Roulston. 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.

Wednesday 19 October: The Battle of the Somme, with Paul Maguire. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 20 October: Visit to PRONI. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ. All welcome. Email Branch for details: larne@nifhs.org.

Thursday 20 October: Talking about a Revolution - 6th Galway International Heritage Conference. Talks, music, discussion. Host: Galway City Council. Venue: Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City. All welcome. Booking essential: email elaine.coffey@galwaycity.ie.

Thursday 20 October: Research visit to PRONI. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ. All welcome. Email Branch for details: Foyle@nifhs.org.

Thursday 20 October: Buried at Canada Farm: Researching Soldiers of the First World War, with Ian Montgomery. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down and Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October: The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (CANGEN) at the Courtyard by Marriott, Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Summit showcases Canadian genealogists who have an expertise in the record sets relating to the early settlers of Canada. Includes Ruth Blair on Irish records. Registration ($) required: Details.

Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October: Back To Our Past and the Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference. Ireland's major genealogy exhibition and an international gathering of dna specialists. Venue: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 11am to 6pm each day. €10 per day. For 50% discount offer and lecture programmes, see organiser's website: http://backtoourpast.ie/