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Monday, 30 January 2017

Irish genealogy and history events: 30 Jan to 12 Feb

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.

Wednesday 1 February: Family History Online for beginners, a workshop. Host and venue: Lisburn City Library, Linenhall St, Lisburn BT28 1FJ. 10:30am–12:30pm and 2pm–4pm. Free, but booking essential: 028 9266 9345.

Wednesday 1 February: Cork Stories and Memories – Open evening of the Cork Folklore Project. Venue: The North Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Mary & Saint Anne), top of Shandon Street/bottom of Cathedral Street, Cork City. Food, drinks, stories. Free. 6.30pm–8:30pm. All Welcome. Details.

Wednesday 1 February: Uncovering the archaeology of the Siege of Kinsale, 1601, with Damian Shiels and Paul O’Keeffe. Host: Cork Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Place, Cork City. 8pm. 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.

Monday 6 February: The McKees of Ulster, with John McKee. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm to 9:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 6 February: Tracing your military and revolutionary ancestors, with Nicola Morris MAGI. Host: 'Mondays at the Mess lecture series. Venue: Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8. 11am. All welcome. Entry €5 includes tea/coffee and a scone in the cafe. Tickets.

Monday 6 February: “We own the Laurentic” – story of the sinking and exploration of the White Star liner Laurentic, with Jack Scoltock. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Derry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 7 February: Magnificence and misery: Philanthropy, identity, and city image in Dublin and Edinburgh, c.1815-c.1845, with Joe Curran. Part of the 'Modern Irish History - Culture, Place and Identity' seminar series. Host: University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology. Venue: Room G13, Old Medical School, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK. 6pm. No booking required. All welcome.

Thursday 9 February: Poets of the black chair: Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wynn 1887-1917, with Myles Dungan and Nerys Williams. Part 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. Details and booking.

Thursday 9 February Military Traditions Conference and book launch. Joint hosts: PRONI and Antrim and Down Western Front Association. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 2pm to 5:30pm. Free, but need to register.

Friday 10 February: New Discoveries At Glendalough, a talk from UCD School of Archaeology. Host: Glendalough Heritage Forum. Venue: Brockagh Centre, Laragh, County Wicklow. 7pm. Details. All welcome.

Saturday 11 February:
Beginning Irish Research, with Audrey Leonard. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 North Concord, South St Paul, MN. USA. 10:30am–12 noon. The cost is $15 for IGSI members and $20 for non-members. Need to book.

Saturday 11 February: Getting Started with Irish Genealogy Research, a beginner level workshop, with Miles Davenport. Host and venue: McClelland Irish Library (Norton Room) 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 10:30am – 12:30pm. Costs: $15 for Library/ICC members and $20 for the general public. Details.

Saturday 11 February: The Evolution of Surnames, with Vincent Brogan. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, BT78 1HL. 10am. Free. All welcome.