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Monday, 27 February 2017

Irish genealogy and heritage events, 27 Feb–12 March

Tuesday 28 February: Family history for beginners online, a workshop. Host and venue: Carnegie Library, Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co Down BT20 4LH. 11am to 1pm. Some basic computer skills required. Free, but booking advised.

Tuesday 28 February:
Understanding DNA, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Coleraine Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co LondonDerry. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 February: Sinn Féin courts in West Clare 1918-1925, with Michael Nolan. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. Members free; non-members €5.

Tuesday 28 February: Death, ghosts & the afterlife in late Medieval Ireland, with Dr. Colman Ó Clabaigh. Host: Mallow Field Club. Venue: Social Services Centre, Mallow. Co. Cork. 8pm. All welcome. Admission €3.

Tuesday 28 February: Pre-1800 records for researching ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 February: Sinn Féin Courts in West Clare 1918-1925, with Michael Nolan. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, County Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free; non-members €5.

Tuesday 28 February: Researching your Castledermot family history, with Clem Roche. Host: Castledermot Local History Group. Venue: Teach Diarmada Community Centre, Castledermot, Co Kildare. 8pm. All welcome. Non-members €2.

Thursday 2 March: St James' Church, Stradbally and its environs, with Cian Flaherty. 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.

Thursday 2 March: Women of the Irish Revolution and India: Maud Gonne, Charlotte Despard Molly Woods, and the struggle for Indian independence in the 1930s, with Kate O'Malley. Last 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 €10. Details and booking.

Thursday 2 March: Following the footsteps of the Cork Fenians – 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Rising, with John Mulcahy. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), 1 Old Blarney Rd, Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 2 March: The Irish in London - Medieval/Tudor period, with Gearóid Ó Faoleán. First of The Irish in London lecture series. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 7pm. All welcome. £6 per lecture or £15 for the series. Booking.

Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March: Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors, a two-day Ulster Historical Foundation Seminar, with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt. Host: The McClelland Library. Venue: Irish Cultuarl Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 9am to 5pm. Different topics each day. Register for one day or both. $40 per day for members; $45 per day for non-members; $10 for optional lunch per day. Advance registration required by 28 February (seating is limited).

Saturday 4 March: The fracturing of Christendom - The Reformation in Ireland 1530-1700, with Raymond Gillespie. 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.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March: 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising. Kilrush & District Historical Society. Saturday: lectures 2pm to 5pm in Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee (changed location due to weather), Co Clare. Sunday: various events, mixed venues. Details.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March: Genealogy Corner and talks at 50 Plus Expo. Host: Senior Times (S&L Promotions Ltd). Venue: City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork City. 11am to 5:30pm on each day. Details and free tickets.

Sunday 5 March: Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestry, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host & venue: Lakewood and South Hill Libraries. Venue: Pierce County Library, Administrative Center Library, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA, USA. 1pm–5pm. Programme is full but you can register for waiting list here.

Monday 6 March: The changing face of Dublin cemeteries and graveyards 1500-2000, with Lisa Marie Griffith. 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 March: Proclaiming a (Fenian) Republic: The Fenian Movement in Co. Cork, with Martin Millerick. Host: Heritage Unit, Cork County Council. Venue: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City. All welcome. 3pm.

Monday 6 March:
A beginner’s guide to Gaelic place names, with Linda Ervine of the Skainos Centre. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, County Down. BT30 9QF. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 7 March: Exploring your Scots-Irish genealogy, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host & venue: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN, USA. Evening seminar (6pm - 9pm). Afternoon: individual consultations. Details.

Tuesday 7 March: The Irish in London - Early Modern Era, with Gearóid Ó Faoleán. Second of The Irish in London lecture series. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 7pm. All welcome. £6 per lecture. Booking.

Tuesday 7 March: Introduction to online resources for family history: civil registration and church records. A talk by John Grenham MAGI at 1pm will be followed by a workshop with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with professional genealogists and members of AGI from 2:15pm-4pm. The event is part of Adult Learners Festival and is jointly hosted by the National Library of Ireland and AGI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking required. All welcome. First come-first served on the day. (See also Friday 10 March.) More details.

Tuesday 7 March: Common Myths about Immigrant Ancestors and how to find out the truth, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 USA. 11am-2pm. $5 to non-members. Free to members. Booking.

Wednesday 8 March: King of all balloons: the first flight across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in 1817, and other Dublin aerial escapades, with Mark Davies. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 8 March: The Women of Ireland – International Women’s Day Lecture, with Katie Liddane. Host and venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. NE1 4SG. Free 7.30pm to 9:30pm. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 8 March: Irish Republican Women, with Dr Azrini Wahidin. An International Women’s Day event. Host: Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row, Nottingham, UK. 7pm to 8:30pm. Tickets: £3 on the door; register by email: fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com.

Wednesday 8 March: The Down Survey of Ireland, with Jimmy Laffey. Host: The Western Family History Association Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Co Galway. 8pm. All welcome. Details: laffeyjimmy@gmail.com or(085) 2187544.

Thursday 9 March: The Redmonds and Waterford, 1891–1952, with Pat McCarthy. 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.

Thursday 9 March: Discover your Irish roots, a day seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Michigan City Public Library and La Porte County Genealogical Society. Venue: Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, USA. 9:30am - 4pm. Register by calling 219-873-3049. Details.

Friday 10 March: Taking the next steps in family history research: understanding land and property records. A talk by Helen Kelly MAGI at 1pm will be followed by a workshop with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with professional genealogists and members of AGI from 2:15pm-4pm. The event is part of Adult Learners Festival and is jointly hosted by the National Library of Ireland and AGI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking required. All welcome. First come-first served on the day. More details.

Saturday 11 March: Four Irish research lectures, all presented by Donna Moughty: Using Griffith’s Valuation to identify your ancestors’ origins, Unpuzzling Ireland’s Church records, Sources for Irish research, and Seeking your Irish ancestors before and after the Famine. Host: DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference. Venue: NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL,USA. Conference fee $70 includes lunch. See full conference programme. SOLD OUT.

Saturday 11 March: The Big House: Life & Living, a one-day seminar. Host: Tipperary County Council. Venue: Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. All welcome. 10am-5pm. Tickets €15. Details.

Saturday 11 March: Getting the most out of Ancestry, with Mary Wickersham. 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 March: Family history seminar. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free. 9.45am to 3.30pm. (Lunch 1-2pm, not provided,) Booking not required. All welcome. Details.

Saturday 11 March: National Irish Studies Conference. Host: Manchester Irish Education Group. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town (off Queens Road), Cheetham, Manchester, UK, M8 0AE. 9:15am to 4:30pm. Advance tickets £20/ £25 on the door. Includes lunch and refreshments. Details.

Saturday 11 March: Neighbours, landlords and tenants on the Mountjoy and Abercorn Estates, with Dr Brian Lambkin. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 11 March: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, a day seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society. Venue: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizen’s Circle, Bentonville, AR, USA. 9:00am–4:00pm. Details (pdf download).

Sunday 12 March: Irish and Scots-Irish family history research, an afternoon seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society. Venue: Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St, York County, PA, USA. 1:00pm–5:00pm. Details.