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Monday, 15 May 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 15 - 28 May

Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May: Clans and Surnames - genealogy and dna talks and consultations, fieldtrips and tours. Venue: Great National Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Day bookings still available. Details.

Tuesday 16 May: Revolution and the Burning of Irish Country houses, with particular reference to Kilboy, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: Dunkerrin Parish History Society. Venue: Obama Plaza, J23/M7, Moneygall, Co Offaly. 8pm. All welcome – tickets €5; members free.

Thursday 18 May: Mapping towns through time, with Professor Roger J P Kain, Part of the IHTA Seminar 2017. Host and venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. All welcome. Free to attend but advance registration required. Details.

Thursday 18 May: Book launch: County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, by Donal Hall and Martin Maguire. Host: Irish Academic Press. Venue: Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol, Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk, Co Louth. 7pm. Free. Booking to info@iap.ie or (0)45 432 497.

Thursday 18 May Tracing your Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Irish Interest Group, Lower North Island. Venue: Loaves & Fishes Hall @ Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand (entrance Hill St). Two two-hour sessions, each with two Irish genealogy topics. Choose from 1pm–3pm, and 6pm–8pm. $20 per session. Advance booking required: email jenmartin@paradise.net.nz.

Saturday 20 May: Irish Genealogical Research Society – Dublin Open Day, Dublin City Library & Archive 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Three lectures: Tracing ancestors in the Irish Police, with Jim Herlihy, Finding the Irish in Scotland, with Ruth Mathewson, and How German immigrants brought savoury delight to Dublin, with Karl-Heinz Wuestner, plus three 'Lightening Talks': DNA testing, Church records, and Introducing the upgraded IrishAncestors.ie website. 10am to 4pm. Lunch at own expense. Free. Details.

Saturday 20 May: Introduction to Irish Genealogy, with Bridget Bray. Host and venue: Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st. Street, New York, NY 10019, USA. 3pm to 5pm. $38 for IAC members/students/seniors and $47 for all others. All welcome. Tickets.

Saturday 20 May: 19th Medieval Dublin Symposium. Host: Friends of Medieval Dublin. Venue: Robert Emmett Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Free. No booking required. 9:30am–4:50pm. All welcome.

Saturday 20 May: Rathfarnham – Touched by Faith, Surrounded by History, a walk and talk. Host: Rathfarnham Historical Society. Venue: Meet at the Moravian Graveyard, Whitechurch Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 at 11:30 am (sharp). Duration approx 1hr 15 mins. All are welcome. Fee €4.00.

Sunday 21 May: Tracing your Irish Ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Dunedin Branch. Venue: Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand. 10am to 5pm. £20. Refreshments included, but bring your own lunch. Contact Robyn Thorburn, 03 473 8503.

Tuesday 23 May: Milltown Cemetery, with Tom Hartley, and Dabbling with Facebook, with Anne Johnston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast Branch. Venue: C. S. Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 23 May: Exploring Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: The Wanaka Genealogy Group. Venue: Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka, New Zealand. 1pm–5pm. $20. All welcome. Details and booking.

Wednesday 24 May: The Gore-Booth Sisters in Manchester: Suffrage, Socialism and Sobriety, with Dr Sonja Tiernan. Host and venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester UK, M8 0RY. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Thursday 25 May: Forger, freemason, freeman: the story of Samuel Clayton, Dubliner, with Margaret Smith. Host: Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society. Venue: Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines, Dublin 6. 8pm. Members free; Visitors €3.

Thursday 25 May: Irish family history day, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Society of Australian Genealogists. Venue: Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street (next door to Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St), Sydney, Australia. 10am–4pm. Morning and afternoon tea provided; bring your own lunch. Bookings essential: $55 members, $70 non-members. Details.

Thursday 25 May: From Antichrist to ARCIC: Protestant attitudes to Catholicism, 1517-2017, with Prof Alan Ford. The Beckett Lecture. Host: Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm. Free tickets. Booking

Friday 26 May: 'Squinting George': the Curraghmore of George, first Marquess of Waterford (1736-1800), with Julian Walton. Host: Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: St. Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford City. 8pm. Small charge for non-members. All welcome.

Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May: The Homecoming of the Daniel McCarthy Glas Archive and the Mac Carthy Cultural and Historical Weekend. Hosts: School of History, UCC; Cork City and County Archives; Dunmanway Historical Association. Venue: The Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, Co Cork. For details email info@dunmanwayhistoricalassociation.com.

Saturday 27 May:
Tracing your Irish ancestors - a day seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogy Sunshine Coast. Venue: Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour, QLD 4560, Australia. 8am–3:30pm. $40, includes morning and afternoon tea; Lunch available for $5pp. Details. Booking advised.

Saturday 27 May: Our Wicklow Heritage: Community Archaeology, including illustrated presentations, a screening, workshop and optional field trip to Glendalough. Host: Wicklow County Council Heritage Department. Venue: Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co Wicklow. 10am–4pm. Free. All welcome. Advance booking essential. Details.

Sunday 28 May: Irish Family History, seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS). Venue: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth, Australia. 1pm–7pm. $40 members of WAGS or Affiliated Societies, $50 non-members. Details. FULLY BOOKED.