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Monday, 23 January 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 23 Jan to 4 Feb

Tuesday 24 January: Estate Records for the Family Historian, with Valerie Adams. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down and Ards Branch. Venue: C S Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. All welcome. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 24 January: Tracking "Bad Bridget": Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918, with Dr Elaine Farrell. The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Annual Lecture. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 24 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. Third of four in lecture series. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue. Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 10:30am-12:30pm. Booking Essential t: 028 2563 3950 e: Ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk.

Wednesday 25 January:
Ireland & the UK from 1916 to Brexit, a History Ireland Hedge School. Venue: London Irish Centre. 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB, UK. Panel: Tommy Graham, History Ireland editor; Dan Mulhall, Irish ambassador to the UK; Mary Kenny, writer and journalist; Michael Kennedy, RIA's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy; and Martin Mansergh, vice-chair of the Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations. Doors open 7pm. Free tickets.

Wednesday 25 January: Open Genealogy Consultation, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 USA. 11am-2pm. Free.

Thursday 26 January: The Rising and its aftermath in Phibsborough and Glasnevin, 1916-17, with Brian Hanley. First of the 'Ireland and the World after the Rising’ Winter Lecture Series 2017. Host: Glasnevin Trust & Trinity College Dublin. Venue: Museum’s Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery. Dublin 11. 7pm. Tickets for each lecture are €10 or book the full series of 6 for €50. Details and booking.

Thursday 26 January: Book Launch – The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America, by Damian Sheils. Launch by Dr Myles Dungan. Host and venue: Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6pm–7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 26 January: The curious grave of Elizabeth Scrope, with Kieran Groeger. Host: Dunhill History Lecture Series XI, 2017. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opp GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. €5. Lecture is followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome. Details of lecture series.

Friday 27 January: The Reading Room of the National Archives will be closed until 2pm.

Saturday 28 January: Family History Society Book Sale. Venue: Library, North of Ireland Family History Society, Valley Business Centre, Church Rd, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT36 7LS. 11am to 2pm. Wide range of local history books, journals, gravestone inscriptions, church histories and more. Prices start at 20p with many under £1. It may be possible to reserve some books to be held for later collection. For book reservations, queries and a full book sale list, please email: librarian@nifhs.org.

Saturday 28 January: People on the Move - Evidence for Migration from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, with Dr Jacinta Prunty. It's the 16th Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture. Venue: Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 5QY. 11am to 2pm. Registration and Tea/coffee from 10:30. Admission £12, includes tea, coffee, finger buffet lunch, and lecture. Booking advised – see Details.

Saturday 28 January: The streets and shores of Enniskillen, with genealogist Frankie Roofe. Host: Lough Erne Heritage. Venue: Killyhevlin Hotel, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 6RW. 2pm. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 28 January: Arbour Hill Prison and Cemetery – a history, with Jerry O'Reilly. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. 4pm. All welcome. Details.

Monday 30 January: Murder, the death penalty and Irish society 1922-39, with Liam O'Callaghan. Irish Studies Research Seminars, Spring 2017 programme. Host and venue: Liverpool Hope University. Room EDEN013, Eden Building, Hope Park, Liverpool, UK L16 9JD. 1pm. Free.

Tuesday 31 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. Last of four in lecture series. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue. Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 10:30am-12:30pm. Booking Essential t: 028 2563 3950 e: Ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk.

Tuesday 31 January: The Medieval walled town of Athy, with Marc Guernon. Host: Castledermot Local History Group. Venue: Teach Diarmada Community Centre, Castledermot, Co Kildare. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €2. 8pm.

Tuesday 31 January: 'Revising Independence': A new history of Inter-war Ireland? with Dr Anne Dolan. Host: TCD and Carlow College, Slattery Lecture Series. Venue: Carlow College, Carlow. 8pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 2 February: Ireland and the war at sea, 1917, with Michael Kennedy. Second of the 'Ireland and the World After the Rising' lecture series. Host: Glasnevin Trust & Trinity College Dublin. Venue: Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11. All welcome. Tickets €10. Booking.

Thursday 2 February: Ireland and the war at sea, 1917, with Michael Kennedy. Second of the 'Ireland and the World after the Rising’ Winter Lecture Series 2017. Host: Glasnevin Trust & Trinity College Dublin. Venue: Museum’s Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery. Dublin 11. 7pm. Tickets for each lecture are €10 or book the full series of 6 for €50. Details and booking.

Saturday 4 February: The Cistercians, with Breda Lynch. Host & venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10:30am. €5. All welcome. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.