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Monday, 10 July 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 10–23 July

Tuesday 11 July: Newspapers as a source for genealogical research with Georgine Scally MAGI. Host: National Archives of Ireland's 2017 Lecture Programme. Venue: Reading Room, National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. All welcome. 6pm. No booking required.

Tuesday 11 July: 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, for genealogy help and support.

Tuesday 11 July: Tracing the roots of Irish emigration to Argentina, from the discovery of the Americas to the Great Famine, with Tim Fanning. Part of the Latin American Irish Diaspora Festival. Venue: County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Register here. Free. 6:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 July: Genealogical evening, with Dr Paul MacCotter. Host & venue: Franciscan Well Brewery pub, North Mall, Cork City. Introduction to Irish genealogy for beginners; family history and surname origins advice for the more advanced. 8:30pm. Free. No booking. Just turn up.

Wednesday 12 July: Galway Centenary Conversations: War and Revolution Roadshow. Host: Galway County Council, NUI Galway, The Moore Institute and others. Venue: Screene's Bar, Gilkagh, Co. Galway. 8pm. Free. Details. All welcome.

Wednesday 12 July: Swift's Dublin, with Professor David Dickson MRIA. Host and venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Lunchtime lecture series accompanies ongoing free exhibition commemorating Jonathan Swift's birth in 1667. Lecture 1pm. Free. No need to book.

Wednesday 12 July: Reopening of An Daonchartlann, the Genealogical Society of Ireland's Archives & Research Centre. The computer room at the new premises within the grounds of Loughlinstown Leisure Centre (Loughlinstown Drive, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin) will open to members and visitors from 10am. Other parts of the centre will open as soon as practical in coming weeks. Details.

Thursday 13 July: Delayed opening at National Library of Ireland to facilitate staff development meeting. All venues will open at 11am.

Saturday 15 July: The 1st Leinsters – who they were and what became of them, with John Goodman. Host: Western Front Association (Dublin Branch). Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. Admission: €3. All welcome. 2:30pm.

Saturday 15 July: Genealogy Workshop, with Lynn Brady. Host and venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. All participants receive €10 genealogy vouchers giving access to Glasnevin Cemetery's unique records. 2pm to 3pm. Free. Booking essential: email  lbrady@glasnevintrust.ie or telephone 0(1) 882 6536.

Tuesday 18 July: Tracing an Irish military ancestors: an examination of C19th and C20th records documenting the Irish in the British Army, as well as service in Republican forces during the Revolutionary period from 1913 to 1922, with Nicola Morris MAGI. Host: National Archives of Ireland's 2017 Lecture Programme. Venue: Reading Room, National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. All welcome. 6pm. No booking required.

Tuesday 18 July: Using sources abroad to identify your ancestors’s county of origin, with Mike Bridwell. Host: St. Louis Genealogical Society Irish Special Interest Group. Venue: St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63141, USA. 7pm–8:40pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 July: Genealogical evening, with Dr Paul MacCotter. Host & venue: Franciscan Well Brewery pub, North Mall, Cork City. Introduction to Irish genealogy for beginners; family history and surname origins advice for the more advanced. 8:30pm. Free. No booking. Just turn up.

Wednesday 19 July: Galway Centenary Conversations: War and Revolution Roadshow. Host: Galway County Council, NUI Galway, The Moore Institute and others. Venue: Community Centre, Gorteenacra, Athenry, Co. Galway. 8pm. Free. Details. All welcome.

Friday 21 July and Saturday 22 July: Southern Irish Loyalism in Context, an international conference. Host and venue: Maynooth University. Free. Lunch and refreshments provided. See full programme at register here.

Sunday 23 July: Wild Irish Women in History, with Marian Broderick. Part of an Irish Literary Day event. Hosts: London Irish Centre and Books Ireland. Venue: London Irish Centre, 52 Camden Square, London NW1, UK. 2pm. £7. Details and tickets.