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Monday, 18 September 2017

Irish genealogy & history events, 18-30 September

Monday 18 September: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the building. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Details.

Monday 18 September: Landed Estate Papers, with Gillian Hunt. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Monday 18 September: Genealogy and family history advice, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Host: Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Dublin 13 or Raheny Library, if preferred. All welcome but you need to book by phone: 087 6491605. Free.

Tuesday 19 September: Charles Doyle, an 1870s Irish Victorian cad, bounder, conman and convict, with Dr Michael Kennedy. 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 19 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.

Tuesday 19 September: The Stone Corridor: Cork City's Ogham Collection, with Dr Nora White. Signs and Symbols in Urban Cork lecture series. Host: City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City. 7pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Wednesday 20 September: The early story of brewing in Cork: history and archaeology, with Caen Harris. Talk will be followed by a short guided tour. Host: Department of Archaeology, UCC. Venue: Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City. No booking required. Free. All welcome. 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Wednesday 20 September: Magheralin in pictures old & new, with Aaron McCormick. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 8TD. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 21 September: Prison records (mid_C19th to late C20th) at PRONI, with Graham Jackson. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of the 'PRONI’s archives unlocked' Thursday lunchtime public talks. 1pm. Free. Need to book as spaces are limited. Details and registration.

Thursday 21 September: Art of Remembrance: The Irish Famine and the 1916 Rising, with Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher. Host: Boston College Center for Irish Programs. Venue: Boston College, Connolly House, 300 Hammond Street, 300 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA, USA. Free, but need to register. All welcome. 5:30-7:30pm.

Thursday 21 September: Suffer little children – Life in the workhouse during the Great Famine, with Dr Gerard Moran. Host: Uld Tuam Society. Venue: Tuam Library, High Street, Tuam, Co Galway. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Friday 22 September: Culture Night. An annual extravaganza that sees cultural institutions and venues opening their doors and gates for an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Extensive programme of free special events, tours, exhibitions, entertainment... Programme.

Friday 22 September: Launch of digitised church records at PRONI. Host: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Dr Susan Hood, Librarian and Archivist at the Representative Church Body, Dublin and Rev Robin Roddie, Archivist of the Methodist Historical Society will speak at the free event. All welcome. Booking advised. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Light refreshments included.

Saturday 23 September: 19th-century Irish genealogy research: What's available and how to find it, a level II – Intermediate workshop with Miles Davenport. Host and Venue: Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library (Norton Room), 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 10:20am to 1pm. Costs: Library/ICC members $15; non-members $20. Need to register by 16 September. Details.

Saturday 23 September: The Great Irish Famine, an afternoon of lectures. Host: Tipperary Heritage Office and Tipperary Studies. Venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Lecturers include Dr Martin Mansergh, Dr Ciarán Reilly, and Dr Thomas Mc Grath. 2pm–5pm. Free. Details.

Saturday 23 September: Names, Townlands and Emigration, with Brian Mitchell MAGI and Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh. An afternoon of talks, plus refreshments and musical interval. Host and venue: Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre, Carrigans, Co Donegal. All welcome. 2pm -5pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September: Return to the Causeway: A journey into the past, a week-long conference. Host: Causeway Coast and Glens Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Atlantic Hotel, Portrush, Co Antrim. Details. Day tickets available.

Monday 25 September: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service operating as normal. Details.

Tuesday 26 September: Sir Charles Coote, Earl of ellamont (1738-1800), politician, soldier and philanderer, with John Coleman. Host and venue: Cootehill Library, Bridge Street, Drumaveil North, Cootehill, Co Cavan. 7pm. Free but booking required by phone to 049 5559873.

Tuesday 26 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.

Tuesday 26 September: The Penal Times: The Catholic Church in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, with Professor Ian McBride. Host: Boston College. Venue: Devlin Hall, Room 101, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA 02467, USA. 5:00-7:00 pm. Free, but need to register in advance.

Tuesday 26 September: The grand old man of the Australian Parliament: The Hon. John Meagher (1836-1920), MLC, KCSG, with Paul O'Brien. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. Venue: Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, Co Clare. 8pm. All welcome. Members free/non-members €5.

Wednesday 27 September: Open Irish genealogy session, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, New York, USA. Free. 11am to 2pm. No need to book.

Thursday 28 September: Irish genealogy: Resources and research methods. Host and Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classrooms, New York State Library, 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave), New York, NY, USA. Noon to 1:30pm. Basic computer skills and some research experience required. Free. No need to book.

Thursday 28 September: A Forgotten Irish Cultural Moment: The 1899 Ballinrobe Controversy, with Professor Brian Ó Conchubhair. The 2017 Dalsimer Lecture. Host: Center for Irish Programs. Venue: Devlin Hall, Room 101, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA 02467, USA. 5pm to 7:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 28 September: Sport in the Archives, with Andrew Toland. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Part of the 'PRONI’s archives unlocked' Thursday lunchtime public talks. 1pm. Free. Need to book as spaces are limited. Details and registration.

Friday 29 September: The Reading Room of the National Archives of Ireland, in Bishop Street, Dublin 8, will be closed until 2pm.

Friday 29 September to 14 October: Dublin Festival of History, organised by Dublin City Council. Full programme online at dublinfestivalofhistory.ie. Free admission to all events.

Friday 29 September: Waterford district lunatic asylum, 1834-1922, with Tony Gyves. Host: Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society. Venue: St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford City. 8pm. Members free / Non-members €5. All welcome.

Saturday 30 September: The National Famine Commemoration 2017 will take place at the Famine Warhouse 1848, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary. Details to follow.