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Monday, 27 March 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 27 March – 8 April

Tuesday 28 March: A visit to the Somme and the Ypres Salient, with Alan Hyndman. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, 4-12 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NT. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 March: Vernacular architecture in South West Clare, with Fidelma Mullane. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €5.

Tuesday 28 March: John Hartpole - Constable of Carlow & Villain of Mullaghmast: His life and strange afterlife, with John Kelly. Host: Castledermot Local History Group. Venue: Teach Diarmada, Castledermot, Co Kildare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free. Non-members €2.

Tuesday 28 March: Ridding the burden – An early history of the Limerick Lunatic Asylum, 1822-1922, with Triona Waters. Host: Granary Library History Lecture Series. Venue: Granary Library, Michael Street, Limerick. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 28 March: Adding a story to your family tree, with Mike McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Causeway Coast & Glens Branch. Venue: Guide Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, Co LondonDerry, BT52 1HF. 8pm – 10pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 29 March: 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.

Thursday 30 March: A tour through Ulster’s graveyards, with Dr William Roulston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Michelin Arts Workshop, Braid Arts Centre 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5EJ. 7:15pm – 9:15pm. All welcome.

Thursday 30 March: The 1867 Fenian Rising, with Tony Harpur. Host: Michael Collins House History Talks. Venue: The Parish Centre, Western Rd, Maulnaskehy, Clonakilty, Co Cork. 7:30pm. Free. No booking.

Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April: Irish research lectures at the 2017 FxGS Spring Conference – Finding Elusive Ancestors - Tools and Techniques for the Search. Four lectures exploring search strategies, land and church records and online sources, with Donna Moughty. Venue: The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia, USA. Lecture details. Registration ($).

Saturday 1 April: The Quakers of Tipperary, with Michael Ahern. 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 1 April: Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . didn't they? An introductory workshop with Jill Williams FIGRS. Host: Scottish Genealogy Society. Venue: Scottish Genealogy Society Library, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, UK EH1 2JL. 10am–Noon. £10 to members/non-members. Booking essential: 0131 220 3677 or email.

Saturday 1 April: Peter Tait & Limerick Clothing Factory, with Sharon Slater. Part of Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick. Venue: Room T118, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 12:30pm. Free. No booking. All welcome.

Saturday 1 April: Beyond 1916: Cumann na mBan & Revolutionary propaganda, with Dr Mary McAuliffe. Host and venue: GPO Witness History, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Lecture at 5:30pm. Tickets €10, includes a visit to the exhibition at 4:45pm. Tickets at www.gpowitnesshistory.ie or (0)1 872 1916.

Monday 3 April: Killyleagh - its castle and celebrities, with Clive Scoular. Followed by AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killeleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm to 9:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 3 April: Useful free family history sources to draw your family tree, with Lorna Moloney. Part of the 14th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Host: University College Cork Adult Continuing Education. Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Room 102, UCC, College Rd, Cork. 1pm to 3pm. Free. No booking.

Monday 3 April: How to be a successful family historian without really trying, with Tony McCarthy. Part of the 14th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Host: University College Cork Adult Continuing Education. Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Room 102, UCC, College Rd, Cork. 3pm to 4pm. Free. No booking.

Monday 3 April: The Quakers in Wicklow, with Philip Geoghegan. Host: Rathdrum Historical Society. Venue: Avondale Community College, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 4 April: Genealogy workshop, with Lorna Moloney. Part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning programme. Venue: City Hall, Limerick. 10.30-12:30. Free. All welcome. Registration.

Tuesday 4 April: Why Can’t I Find my Ancestors? part of the LifeLong Learning Festival. Host and venue: Castletownbere Library, The Square, Castletownbere, Co. Cork.  Free. 1pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 4 April: The Irish Famine Roads, with Charles Egan. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8pm. Entry €4 (members €3). All welcome.

Tuesday 4 April: How to start your family tree, by Ann Marie Coghlan. Joint hosts: Cork Genealogy Society and Cork City Libraries. Venue:  Tory Top Library, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. 11am to Noon. Free. Register.

Tuesday 4 April: Ireland and the Great War in Belgium, with Piet Chielens. Host: City Hall Lunch-time Lectures Series (Dublin CC). Venue: Council Chamber City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin. Doors open 12:30pmm. Talk starts 1:10pm. Bring your own headphones for enhanced sound. No booking required, but come early to ensure a place. Seats allocated on first come - first served basis. Admission free.

Tuesday 4 April: Awkward, Uncomfortable and Evil Items in Manuscripts and Archives, with Dr Jason McElligott, Keeper of Marsh's Library. Host: Irish Society for Archives. Venue: Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Lecture at 6:30pm (preceded at 6pm by AGM). All welcome. No booking required.

Wednesday 5 April: Genealogy workshop, with Lorna Moloney. Part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning programme. Venue: Engineering Room EN1025, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Co Limerick. 7pm to 9pm. Free. All welcome. Registration

Thursday 6 April:
A few things you didn't know about the EAster Rising 1916, with Mick O'Farrell. Host and venue: GPO Witness History, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Lecture at 5:30pm. Tickets €10, includes a visit to the exhibition at 4:45pm. Tickets at www.gpowitnesshistory.ie or (0)1 872 1916.

Thursday 6 April: Genealogy workshop, with Lorna Moloney. Part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning programme. Venue: King John's Castle, Limerick City. Free. All welcome. 2pm to 4pm. Registration

Thursday 6 April: The McCormack Brothers, a screening. Filmed in Ireland, the production tells the story of two brothers wrongfully hanged for the murder of a local land agent in 1858. Host and venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co Offaly. This is the second film in the 'Stories from The Famine' series from Blue Socks Entertainment. Two screenings: 2pm (€5) and 8pm (€8).

Friday 7 April: Why can't I find my ancestors? A talk about overcoming family history research problems, with Karen O'Riordan. Part of the LifeLong Learning Festival. Host and venue: Cobh Library, Arch Building, Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork. Free. Starts at noon. To book, tel (021) 4811130 or email cobh.library@corkcoco.ie to book.

Saturday 8 April: Finding living descendants: Tracing your family forward, with Gigi Hickey. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 N. Concord Street, South St. Paul, MN, USA. 10:30am to Noon. Cost: $15 for IGSI members, $20 for non-members. Register.

Saturday 8 April: Researching your family tree, with the Mayo Genealogy Group. Host and venue: National Museum of Ireland – CountryLife, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. 11.30am to 1pm. Free. No booking required.