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Monday, 28 August 2017

Irish genealogy & history events, 28 Aug to 10 Sept

Monday 28 August: Late Summer Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland only. All libraries and repositories closed. (Normal hours in Republic.) Regular opening hours resume in Northern Ireland from Tuesday 29th.

Tuesday 29 August: Irish Genealogy Hour – hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host & venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th St, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Wednesday 30 August: Open Genealogy Session, with Lisa Dougherty. Host: Irish American Heritage Museum. Venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, New York, USA. Free admission. 11am to 2pm.

Thursday 31 August: Book launch: The Dublin Lockout 1913, New Perspectives on Class War & its Legacy, edited by Conor McNamara and Padraig Yeates. Host: Irish Academic Press. Venue: Galway Mechanics Institute, 6-8 Middle Street, Galway City. Guest speaker Dr John Cunningham. 8pm. RSVP info@iap.ie or tel (045) 432 497.

Friday 1 September: Women and the Irish Revolution 1917-23: Feminism, Violence, Nationalism, a day conference. Host: Maynooth University. Venue: The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 9am to 6pm. Full programme and details. Fully booked, but waiting list registration still possible.

Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September: The Genealogy Event, a conference. Venue: Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick. Full programme of lectures and social events for all levels. Details.

Saturday 2 September: Family History & DNA Fair. Lectures, exhibitors, one to one consultations and more. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Ballymena Branch. Venue: Braid Film Theatre, The Braid Ballymena Town Hall, Museum & Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim. 11am to 4pm. Free.

Tuesday 5 September: Irish Genealogy Hour – hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Saturday 9 September: Out of the Frame and into the Picture, with Sheena McClure, plus Member Registration. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone branch. Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1HL. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 9 September: Ship records (and immigration records), with Mary Wickersham. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Library, 1185 Concord St North, South St Paul, MN 55075, USA. Members $15/ Non-members $20. 10:30am to Noon. Register.

Saturday 9 September: Testing the Links: DNA and the Chain of Irish Ancestry, with Professor Dan Bradley. Host: Seamus Heaney's Human Chain weekend. Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Co LondonDerry BT45 8HT. 11.30am. Tickets £3.

Sunday 10 September: History of the Irish and The City of London (The Square mile), a guided walk. Host: London Easter 1916-1924 Centenary Committee. Meet at Holborn tube station, Kingsway, London WC2, UK. Noon to 2:30pm. Free, but donations to hosts appreciated. No booking necessary. Details.