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Monday, 13 February 2017

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 13–26 Feb

Monday 13 February: Book Sale at Cork County Library HQ, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. 10am-5pm. All welcome.

Monday 13 February: 1916 What Happened Next - Compensation Claims, with Cathy Scuffil. Host: Clontarf Historical Society. Venue: Resource Centre, St. John the Baptist Church, Seafield Road. Clontarf, Dublin 3. 8pm.

Monday 13 February: Smuggled Goods and Illicit Commerce in West Cork and the Bantry area in the 17th Century, with Dr Connie Kelleher. Host: Bantry Historical Society. Venue: Christian Fellowship Church, Tower Street, Bantry, Co. Cork. All welcome. 8pm.

Monday 13 February: Old Carnmoney, with Wesley Bonar. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 13 February: A History of Irish Presbyterianism & the resources of the Presbyterian Historical Society, with Valerie Adams. Host: Carryduff Historical Society. Venue: Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road, Carryduff, Co Down. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 February: Defence Forces: Developments at the Military Archives in 2017, with Capt. Daniel Ayiotis. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI). Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. A donation of €3 is requested.

Tuesday 14 February: Stories of Belfast Poor House, with Louise Cavana. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 15 February: Fairs and livestock markets, with Jimmy Walsh. Host: Carlow History and Archaeological Society. Venue: Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. 8pm. All welcome. Free.

Wednesday 15 February: Patrick Pearse: Reality and Myth, with Dr Roisin Higgins. Host and venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE1 4SG. 7:30pm - 9pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 16 February: Aquila Non Captat Museas: a voyage of discovery of the William Graves & Sons Shipping Company papers at WIT Libraries, with Kieran Cronin. Host: Dunhill History Lecture Series XI, 2017. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. €5. Lecture is followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome.

Thursday 16 February: 19th-century agrarian violence in the Slievemargy area of County Laois, with Terry Dunne. Host: Laois Heritage Society. Venue: Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Members free; non-members €3. All welcome. 8pm.

Thursday 16 February: Ireland and the Russian revolution, 1917-23, with Conor Kostick. 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.

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 February: The Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Kerry Connection, an exhibiton. Hosts: The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association, the Great War Society, and the Cork. Venue: Tralee Library, Moyderwell, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Friday at 2pm-5:30; Saturday 10am to 5:30pm. Researchers are attending on Saturday to assist the public locate information on WW1 ancestors. Free.

Sunday 19 October: On Opposite Sides: Constance & Casimir Markievicz in 1917, with Patrick Quigley. Host and venue: Irish Polish Society, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Free. All welcome. Reserve your seat.

Monday 20 February: Genealogy information sessions, with Margaret Bonar and Elizabeth Craven. 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 087 6491605 or impossibleancestors@gmail.com.

Monday 20 February: Ordinary women in extraordinary times: Cork women in the revolutionary years, with Anne Twomey. Host: Muskerry Local History Society. Venue: Rugby Club, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €3. 8pm.

Monday 20 February: Fermanagh and the Boer War, WW1 and the Dublin Rising, with Seamus MacAddaidh. Host: Old Lisnaskea Past & Present. Venue: Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lishnaskea, Co Fermanagh. 8pm to 9:30pm. All welcome. £4 on the door.

Monday 20 February: On the Brink, with Brian McKay. 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 21 February: Last letters home: revealing Irish-American correspondence, culture & community in American Civil War pension files, with Damian Shiels. 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.

Tuesday 21 February: Medieval Cloyne, with Paul MacCotter MAGI; lecture marking the 40th Anniversary of Cloyne Literary & Historical Society. Venue: St Colman's Cathedral, Cloyne, Co. Cork. 7:30pm. After lecture at Harty's Restaurant for light buffet. Lecture free. Harty's €5 charge at the door.

Tuesday 21 February: Traditional hamlets in Ireland, with Dr Barry O’Reilly. Host: Tipperary Libraries. Venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Lecture starts 7:30pm. All welcome. Free. Tea, coffee and refreshments serves before lecture. Enquiries +353 (0)504 29278.

Wednesday 22 February: Francis Smyth & Sons, umbrella manufacturers, with Gregory Young. The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 22 February: 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. Book a consultation.

23 February: The Hales brothers and the Irish Revolution, 1916-23, with Liz Gillis. 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 €10. Details and booking.

Thursday 23 February: 'The past is another country': the boycott at Fethard-on-sea, 1957, with Eugene Broderick. 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.

Thursday 23 February: 1798 ‘Faithful to the Last’, with John Craig Lyttle. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EJ 7:15pm. All welcome.

Saturday 25 February: Family history book sale. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Surplus maps as well as books of interest to family and local historians will be available at reduced prices. Venue: NIFHS Library and Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT36 7LS. 11am to 2pm. Free parking. All welcome.