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Monday, 5 June 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 5–18 June

Monday 5 June: Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland only. Normal working hours in Northern Ireland.

Until the end of June: Con and Eva – Gendering Revolution, an exhibition exploring the revolutionary lives of two sisters, Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth. Host and venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham, Manchester, UK. Free. Details.

Monday 5 June: Ireland in 1917, with Dr Stephen Sandford. Part of the Battle of Messines lunchtime lecture series, co-hosted by PRONI and the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 12:30-1:30pm. Free. All welcome. Booking advised.

Tuesday 6 June: The myths of 1917, with Dr Tim Bowman. Part of the Battle of Messines lunchtime lecture series, co-hosted by PRONI and the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 12:30-1:30pm. Free. All welcome. Booking advised.

Wednesday 7 June: James Franklin Fuller, FRIBA, FRSAI, FSA. (1835-1924) – Great architect; dubious genealogist? with Bob Frewen. Host: Irish Genealogical Research Society. Venue: Helen Roe Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Free. No booking required. 6:45pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 7 June: The limits of partnership: The Irish divisions in Flanders in 1917, with Nicholas Perry. Last of the Battle of Messines lunchtime lecture series, co-hosted by PRONI and the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 12:30-1:30pm. Free. All welcome. Booking advised.

Wednesday 7 June: Online resources for Irish family history, with John Grenham. Host: Raheny Heritage Society. Venue: Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Raheny, Dublin 5. All welcome. Free. 6.30pm.

Thurssday 8 June: Four Soldiers, Three Armies, with Trevor Adams. Hosts: Western Front Association and PRONI. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. All welcome. £4 donation requested. 6:30pm to 8:45pm. Details.

Friday 9 June: International Archives Day – Behind the Scenes Tours and Workshop. Host and venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free. Booking essential. Details. (At 29 May, the workshop is fully booked. Tours still have some space.)

Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June: Irish Military Seminar. Lectures, screenings, weapon and vehicle displays and workshops, field trip. Hosts: Kildare Library Services, Ireland’s Military Story magazine and Merrion Press. Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Free. Booking essential. Programme and details.

Saturday 10 June: Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, with Sheila Northrop. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 N. Concord, South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Starts at 10:30am. Cost is $15 for IGSI members and $20 for non-members. Register.

Tuesday 13 June: How online sources helped put flesh on the bones of the Beglan family tree, with Mary Beglan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire FE Institute, 17 Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3 donation requested.

Tuesday 13 June: Irish Family History Group, monthly meeting. Host and venue: The Core Library, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, UK, B91 3RG. 10am to Noon. All welcome to attend for free genealogy help and support.

Tuesday 13 June: Dublin housing in the 1800s, with Seán Bagnall. Host: Tallaght Historical Society. Venue: South Dublin County Library, The Square. Tallaght, Co Dublin. 7pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Wednesday 14 June: The Way We Were, a special event celebrating Sligo's history. Venue: Hawsk Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo. Speakers include John McTernon, Simone Hickey and John Carton. County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society will be on hand to discuss family history research. Tickets €10, includes light refreshments. Details and booking.

Thursday 15 June: The Easter Rising through the eyes of Protestants in Dublin, with Ian d’Alton. Host: Leixlip History Club. Venue: Leixlip Library, Captain's Hill, Newtown, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. 7:15pm. All welcome.